“Una’s death struck Samuel like a silent earthquake. He said no brave and reassuring words, he simply sat alone and rocked himself. He felt that it was his neglect had done it. And now his tissue, which had fought joyously against time, gave up a little. His young skin turned old, his clear eyes dulled, […]
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Another project I produced for ‘Bookmark People’ and used by a selection of public libraries ‘Reading takes you further’: Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute […]
As part of my work for ‘Bookmark People’ I created a suite of nine a ‘Reading is good for you’ designs each highlighting a specific point. Reduce stress Get lost in a good novel and take time out of your hectic lifestyle to unwind. Help you sleep Turn off the TV, get into bed, pick up a […]
After admiring the sketch from Reenin (Emily) in deviantart I’ve put this graphic together for the Bookmark People – still love her illustrations though.
I’ve been making a list of the stories I have read over recent years. I am not a big reader, but enjoy the random process of discovering new characters and encounters. Why do we read fiction? I have written plenty about the benefits of reading for pleasure. But, I wonder, where does all that data […]
‘harmony lies not just in the perfect, but also in the perfectly imperfect’
An indescribable hopeful brightness, an energy made visible…
A good few years back, I created a poster ‘Reading, when is it safe to approach?‘. I thought it was time for a revamp and so here we are… Approaching a reader… when is it safe? Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure […]
Walking to Tesco recently the energy of people that passed by was tangible, almost sparking…