How to fall in love with books again

One of the major side-effects of doing a degree can be becoming disenchanted with reading in your spare time. People who couldn’t keep their noses out of books before university often become bogged down with their course material and can’t find the time to pick up a good book. Even if you do have a spare hour or two, substituting your university textbook for the novel that’s been gathering dust on your shelf can seem like more of the same headache. It’s no surprise that so many students end up resorting to passively consuming Netflix in their spare time. However, now that this academic year is over and the summer stretches ahead before us, it’s the perfect opportunity to start falling in love with books again. Check out the suggestions below, and dive back in!

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Exam season is back: How to stay happy while studying

Exam period is a stressful time for any student regardless of their subject. However, the University of Warwick has a great support system which enables students to take a break from studying and focus on their inner selves. Here are some of the workshops organised by the Library which aim to help students cope with stress and anxiety. This blog post also lists some self-help books which students can use after taking part in the workshops… By Miruna Mihaila

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Festive reading suggestions for all tastes

Christmas vacation can be a funny a time of year. I’ve found that after a full-on intensive term, I’m not quite sure what do with myself when I suddenly have four empty (or at least emptier) weeks to fill. Likely, there are some deadlines to be aware of, and a voice at the back of the head saying, “You can get ahead with the reading for next term”. But, I also know just how important it is to enjoy some quality chill time too…By Katie Hall

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