Links We Like is a fabulous website ‘founded for booklovers by booklovers’.  It recognises that trying to find a book you’ll love can be tough, what with the sheer volume of books out there!  It has some unique online tools to help make this decision easier, including free 10-15 page opening extracts of every one of the featured books; and a regular magazine recommending great reads in various categories. There’s also a children’s version of the site – – which focuses specifically on finding books for younger readers.


The Reading Room at the Scottish Poetry Library website is a wonderful place to get into poetry. As well as usefully presenting poems under themes such as DIY, travel, gardening; there are also online poetry discussion groups where you can share your thoughts on your most loved or most hated poems! is a fantastic site with the aim of advancing the national enjoyment of poetry. It’s a great resource for finding local poetry events and has interesting links to more poems and also London’s poetry café. It’s a lovely site and visitors can subscribe to their newsletter by email, free of charge. – Every month the online edition of this famously satirical magazine features a short story which is read and discussed aloud. The stories chosen encompass a vast array of authors, genres and styles; and the discussions always provide food for thought.


BBC Radio 4 has some fabulous bookish programmes, whilst the books pages of The Guardian and The Independent are always worth checking out for news and reviews.


Finally, The Reader Online is a brilliant way of keeping up with the work of The Reader Organisation. Or join the Reading Revolution on Facebook!


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