Humans have been writing books for hundreds of years, and collectively we’ve amassed countless thousands that have been read, reproduced, and replicated over and over. And while the vast majority of the books we have access to are readily available to read whenever, there are a few exceptions that have long mystified historians many years.
Reading itself is a strange hobby if you think about it. We sit for hours on end, staring at sheets of paper while our mind turns it all into a vivid story that we become a part of – only for it to end rather abruptly.
The Victoria era, namely the one that encompassed the 19th century, was a time that couldn’t be more different to the era we’re in at the moment. The Victorians were well known for their excess, their love of the aristocracy, and the beginnings of Capitalism through the rise of the Industrial Revolution.
The world has lost a lot of books over the last few thousand years. From the decline and destruction of the Library of Alexandria to the many books burnt by the Nazis, mankind has lost an incredible amount of history and information over the years. Some of those books are so important, however, that they […]
The diary of Anne Frank gave a rare glimpse into real life in during World War II. The honest and often humorous account of life hidden away in a secret annex in Nazi occupied Netherlands gives readers a chilling glimpse into the life of this young girl and her family. It’s a book that can’t […]
When you hear the name ‘Jane Austen’, what do you think of? Women in beautiful, Victorian dresses? Men in top hats? Impeccable manners and courtships? In today’s fast-paced world of the Internet of Things, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Big Data, we tend to fall into the trap of conducting our romantic relationships in an […]
Science fiction is a genre that is forever changing and evolving, always one or more steps ahead of where the world is right now. What might’ve seemed like pure fiction 100 years ago is often completely old-school and ridiculous now. That’s all down to the way that technology has grown and changed, and how it […]
There’s a strong argument to be made that books are the reason that we as a species were able to lift ourselves above the other creatures that we share the earth with. The ability to read and write is still one of the most important in the world and allows billions of people to learn […]
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is best known for his novella Le Petit Prince, translated into English as the Little Prince. However, unlike many other authors, his life was not spent behind a typewriter in his study.
No matter how the world changes and technology evolves, there are some children’s books that stay popular, and kids love having them read to them, or reading them themselves as they get a little older.