"Life has many shades of colour, and there is a book for every shade that will make life better."
Read for Life is NP Library's campaign to get the campus community to think about our relationship with reading.
Reading is not restricted to black text on yellowed paper: we read when we're on social media, when we're texting, when we're happy or sad, when we're going about our daily lives. The stories we collect along the way have the potential to influence our lives. They may even change the lives of others when we share those stories. Through this reading campaign, the Library aims to highlight that reading is relatable throughout your journey in life.
Join us for these programmes in July:
Catch up on the latest bestsellers and new releases fresh from Amazon's and The Straits Times' rankings, curated for you on a one-stop shelf. For a selection of books with a seal of approval from your campus peers, we have picks recommended by our very own Library Champions.
Every showcase book can be found physically in the library or borrowed electronically through the eReads kiosk outside the library.
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Fancy learning about your favourite literature through videos instead? This selection of videos led by John Green, popular young adult fiction writer best known for The Fault in Our Stars and more, might just be your thing.
Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically. John will argue that reading is about effectively communicating with other people. Unlike a direct communication though, the writer has to communicate with a stranger, through time and space, with only "dry dead words on a page." So how's that going to work? Find out with Crash Course Literature!