What Happens To A Bad Day When You Sneak In A Book

Is there a more wonderful feeling than relaxing in a comfortable chair nursing a cup of warm tea holding open a book you’re really enjoying knowing you’ve got a nice hot bath running and a soft bed layered with fresh sheets waiting for you to climb into? Maybe later, after another half-hour’s read in bed,…

Fun, Daring, Exploration: Why Stop the Things You Love?

Nothing could have broken the spell. Time stood still. Reality seemed to pause. The world was only two carpet tiles wide and I was enraptured by everything in it. My small fingers gripped the cool, smooth metal of my favourite wet-black toy Corvette with the lipstick-red plastic seats. Intensely eyeing the steadily turning wheels, I…

How To Boost Life Happiness: Easy, Powerful, Positive

If you’re like me, you don’t like bad shit happening. People you care about getting sick, someone you thought you could trust hurting you, friends turning to foes, losing your job for no good reason. That kind of stuff can put you in a bad mood, make you feel really low. Life can be tough….

How To Make The Truth More Energetic, Scary or Heartbreaking

If you’re anything like me, you rave about the kinds of stories that take you somewhere special or make you feel something different. I like the fiction I read to tweak my internal settings and show me new things. Animal Farm made me feel anger and sadness, but taught me something important about life. American…

Want To Know Your Unique Reading Fingerprint? This Is How.

Reading fiction is a hugely popular pastime – more than half of us agree we really love it – but it isn’t as simple as just picking up a book and opening it. Everyone has their own, unique tastes and we all read for subtly different reasons. Some people delve into the pages of a…