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'Now is a good time to try new things': recommendations from the Reading in Scotland panel

During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Scottish Book Trust set out to discover what impact the lockdown was having on readers in Scotland.

Last updated: 21 February 2022

We recruited a panel of people living in Scotland to complete regular surveys about their experiences of reading between March and August 2020. The full report, Reading in Scotland: Reading over lockdown(this link will open in a new window) is available to read now.

At the end of each weekly survey we asked our panel if they had any reading tips or suggestions they would like to share with the rest of the panel. We then sent a small selection of these along in our next email.

Over the course of the study the panel submitted over 300 tips which were by turns wise, reassuring and inspiring. We have included some of our favourites below: