Five festive reads for Christmas weekend

Winter is a great time to get back into the habit of reading. Curling up with a good book can brighten up the long dark evenings and help you to escape.

Blackpool residents are being asked to spend 30 minutes a day reading for pleasure.

That can be a book, magazine, recipe book, or even subtitles on the TV.

If you’re pushed for time, try an audio book.

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Councillor Jim Hobson, Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Care and Schools, said: “We want all of our residents, regardless of age, to benefit from the joy, discovery and understanding that comes from strong oracy and literacy skills.

“Reading is a passport to the world, it helps people to enjoy learning and better their career prospects and life chances.”

Reading also boosts mental health and is known to improve memory function.

The team at Blackpool Library Service have picked their favourite festive titles. All are available to borrow from the library, or as an e-book via their online portal.

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