Technology
The latest advancements in multimedia book-reading incorporates audio and visual in new and creative ways. And, if you're wondering why... It's more a question of: Why not: Or: why not sooner? Since each of us reads in a different way, disparate combinations of audio, video and silence work best (as background sound) for each of us. So, what's so great...
We've all heard the laments from parents and teachers as they try to get their students to read more books, and improve their reading comprehension skills. Perhaps, you've even been one of those concerned adults, who is focused on making sure that you child or student reads (and learns). The concern may become even more pronounced if you have what...
With the recent launch of the Belletrist Book Club, you've gotta love that we're taking a closer look at all the social media feeds for our favorite stars, authors and (well) friends. Yes, they do have some great book-club (or just-because) reading recommendations, and it's time we all tapped in! So, you can't help but notice the latest list,...

Life-Changing Book Club for the Homeless

Reading books can change hearts and minds. We all know it, and studies continually reinforce those well-worn facts. That's also part of why we support literacy programs, collect books for kids and veterans, and...

‘Runaway Bunny’ Escape Into Books

The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown, was published long before I was born (1942), but it's one of the classics that I will cherish most because of the connection it has with my...
Happy New Year - Year of the Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year

Yes, for many of us, the New Year has already come and gone. But, February 8th brings a different kind of New Year for me. Although I can't claim Chinese ancestry, I grab onto...
Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories I Love to Remember

Christmas lends itself to the giving and sharing of gifts and stories. For me, the days around Christmas were always a time to snatch up as many precious reading hours as possible. Books were...

Tilting At Windmills? What Does It Mean?

You've heard the phrase "tilting at windmills" and you probably wonder what it means, or where such a phrase even originated? After all, you know what a windmill is: Windmill: A machine that converts the...
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