Books on health and the importance of rereading
The last 2 years brought the world to its knees. We took comfort in food deliveries, Zoom calls, loungewear, and…old books. I didn’t understand how and why people reread books. There are millions of new materials waiting to get noticed. I used to wonder why people waste hours on a book they have read before.
I Went to a Psychic: She Was Right
The controversy in a psychic reading is real; it shouldn't be.(MichiTermo/iStock) If you have ever been on the fence about seeing a psychic, this will hopefully inspire you to pick a side of said fence.
Moving Your Audience With Words
Individuals in the United States recently celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ringing from the radio stations and television programs was his riveting “I Have a Dream Speech;” arguably one of the most quoted and moving deliveries of all time.
5 Classic Books That Never Get Old
An homage to classic literature that can stand the test of time. Book genres can be pretty subjective. To some, American Psycho is an unadulterated horror; to others, it’s a simple dark comedy. Cloud Atlas encompasses about 10 different genres, from spy thriller to historical naval tale to terrifying dystopian fiction.
Humor | My name on Social Media is “No One”
My name on Social Media is “No One”. Thats right, first name – no last name – one. That way every time I “like” someone’s mind numbing post it now says “No one likes this”
Can poetry increase our happiness index?
“The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse… the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver importance than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” — Aristotle, On Poetics.
Another way in which fiction reflects reality so well
I really wish I could remember who recommended the Six of Crows duology to me so I could thank them. I don’t typically go in for fantasy-type novels, but I am so glad I gave this one a try. I’m now on the next duology, King of Scars, by the same author, Leigh Bardugo.
Can reading sessions be made more enriching and joyful?
Reading is an exercise that trains and builds writing muscles. Physical exercise strengthens our muscles and helps us in our daily movements. Similarly, reading helps us to strengthen our writing muscles and makes our words flow well.
'Mindset', 'Sapiens', and 'Principles': Books for thinkers and seekers
Stand guard to what goes in your head. Want to see what the future looks like? Listen to your self-talk. How you see yourself matters. Your actions, behavior, and habits are products of who you believe you are.
The Time Traveler's Wife Made Me Fall Back in Love With Fiction and Reading
“When I was young I didn’t understand, but now, I know, how absence can be present, like a damaged nerve, like a dark bird.” ― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
The Joy of Reading
If there's one skill I value above all others, it is the ability to read. My mom told me that at an early age I could read back some of my favorite stories, though she wasn't sure whether I had just memorized them. In any event, reading came easily to me and I was always quite good at it.
Award-winning author Leticia Ordaz brings joy to the first annual Cesar Chavez Literacy Event in West Sacramento, CA
Only 7% of children’s books feature Latinx characters. Reading event with author Leticia Ordaz and Martha Guerrero, mayor of West Sacramento. Ordaz's two sons are on each side of her.Photo by Carmen Micsa.
Danielle Steel Unveils Her Latest, and Another New Novel Focuses on Sylvia Plath
Danielle Steel headlines this week’s new book releases with High Stakes, her 190-something published book. The 74-year-old Steel is the fourth-bestselling author who said in 2019 that she writes for 20-22 hours a day.
A Literary Surprise! Two New Cormac McCarthy Novels Will Be Published In 2022
Photo of book being readPhoto by Clay Banks (Creative Commons) Cormac McCarthy is often considered to be one of the greatest American writers alive today. He rarely gives interviews (unless it is a rare one-off interview with Oprah as featured below) or does much press. He really only writes and mostly keeps to himself. It has also been over sixteen years since his last novel, The Road, which was also made into a movie. Today Cormac McCarthy’s publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced that the long awaited follow-up has finally been confirmed. McCarthy is releasing not one, but two novels this year.
New Book Store In Akron Area Is A Fantastic Escape
Woman reading book in storePhoto by Seven Shooter (Creative Commons) There is no doubt that Danielle Sawat loves books. She loves books so much that it was her own book collection that led to the creation of Shelf Life bookstore in downtown Cuyahoga Falls.
The "Friends of the Library" annual spring book sale is this weekend
The "Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District" are having their popular bi-annual book sale this weekend, March 11-13, in Colorado Springs. The event will be at the East Library Community Room (5550 N. Union Blvd).
Banning Books: An American Tradition Revived | Opinion
The photo above, taken of one of my very own bookshelves, demonstrates the folly in banning books. Hemingway, Steinbeck, Lee, and Heller were all banned at one time or another along their way to becoming recognized as some of the greatest writers in the history of American literature. Those seeking to ban these authors simply brought their names to new readers through the headlines and helped solidify their places in history.
Read More Efficiently with These Habits
I buy so many books every single year. But I don’t read them. I tell myself that I’m going to read them before I buy them. What if there were little tricks to help you read more efficiently? Would I be able to read all those books? Let’s take a look at three reading habits to read more efficiently.
Sarah J. Maas and Marlon James Headline This Week's New Books with Much-Anticipated Novels
Sarah J. Maas and Marlon James lead a banner week for fantasy fiction fans as both release much-anticipated new books. Maas releases the latest in her Crescent City series, while James’s new title is the second in his Dark Star trilogy.
New Novels By Francine Rivers and Jonathan Kellerman Top the List of New Book Releases This Week
This week, Francine Rivers returns a new novel that returns Rivers’ fans to familiar territory: a historical romance set in 18th century California. Joining Rivers’ new book, The Lady’s Mine, in this week’s new releases is a new novel by Jonathan Kellerman and a short story collection by up-and-coming writer Dantiel W. Moniz.