By now, you much know what you've been missing when you think back and realize that you haven't enjoyed a great book in months (or even, more likely, YEARS). Here are a few quick and easy tips to start fixing the problem. Listen! If you can't read a book, why not listen to one instead? Audible books are quick-and-easy to...
A Pirate's Quest
You don't usually expect a Senator to select a story about a pirate losing his leg, when he's reading to a bunch of first-grade kids for Reading Month, but A Pirate's Quest, by Laura and Robert Sams, really is a memorable experience! Illustrated with beautiful oil paintings by Heiner Hertling, you'll also be drawn in by the nature scenes as...
High School Reading
It's a fair question, and one that you may have thought about a great deal. Do girls read more? Over the years, you've likely heard (or read) the studies, which indicate that girls read more than boys, and that their related test scores are also higher. "In all 35 countries, including the United States, girls outperformed boys in reading." - U.S....
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Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a newspaper story about an ape in the Jardin des Plantes,...

Scrooge Quotes – ‘A Christmas Carol’ Memories

When you read, re-read, or think about A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, the ending always comes to mind (how could it not), but there's also a whole myriad of images that flood back: the...
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5 Reasons to Love School-Based Reading #books

During the school year, the prospect of getting through the huge list of required books may seem daunting, but I hope you'll also find that school-based reading can still be a wonderful experience. After all... ...
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Libraries Lure Pokemon Go Fans

Pokemon Go is such a monumental craze that you must have noticed, even if you've yet to succumb. The fans are everywhere. They've descended on parks, malls, and every possible other location you can...
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How To Make Your Next Book Club More Engaging

After a few weeks, months, or years, you may find that your book club has become a bit stagnant. It's not necessarily anything you're doing wrong, or even about the members that attend your...
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