Bit of Light Reading…New Statesman?!

Hey all! How are you? Having a good year so far? Mine has been…busy. I’m now in my second year of university and enjoying the work a lot so far – even if there is more of it than there was last year! I’m still taking way way WAY too many books out of the library and I’m still renewing the uni library books I took out in October. I’ll get through them…

Recently a Linguistics assignment led me to look for articles on current affairs and this led me to what is now my go to website for light reading when I wake up in the morning – New Statesman. It’s the website for the magazine of the same name, and  is all about politics, culture, current affairs and so on. While I’ve always been relatively interested in these topics, I’ve never felt the urge to buy magazines like this one. I watch the news if it’s on. I have a BBC news app that I scroll through sometimes. I read the free newspaper on Edinburgh buses if there’s one left when I get on. But having spent a while trawling the internet in search of suitable articles, I came across this website and before I knew it I had spent half an hour flicking through it. It was far better than I suspected and, while I probably still wouldn’t buy the magazine, I highly recommend the website. There’s a ton of articles on all different subjects, all well written and the perfect mix between simplicity (nothing worse than not understanding anything that goes on) and information. There’s so much there! Give it a try. Or – if you already frequent websites such as these, what would you recommend to me?

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