What have we been reading during the current COVID-19 pandemic? How has the quarantine changed the way we read? And how have books (and reading) become even more important to us at this time? READ-IT UK PI Dr Shafquat Towheed together with his Open University colleague Dr Edmund King have started a ‘Reading and Wellbeing’ blog hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London, as part of their IES Virtual Community. The first blog entry, on ‘Reading and Wellbeing Revisited: Surviving the Pandemic’ appeared on 5 May 2020, and new posts are being added each week.
Remember that you can share your experiences of reading during the pandemic, in the form of text or image, via our READ-IT public contribution portal. Stay safe everyone, and keep sharing your reading stories with us!