‘Teeny Little Fingers’ & J.K. Rowling

Much debate and controversy has quickly erupted over the obvious dislike and consternation of J.K. Rowling toward the newly elected Donald Trump. She doesn't...

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Book World vs Amazon

It may seem like you've heard it all before. After all, it's as ancient as the David and Goliath story, or as modern as...


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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...
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Top 44 Freelance Writing Sites – Get Paid to Write Online

Whether you're looking for full-time, contract, part-time, or some variation of work requirements (telecommute, onsite, or ghost-writing), you'll find lots of great opportunities to...
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‘A Pirate’s Quest – Celebrating Reading Month

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...
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Why is Willa Cather important?

Like me, you may have first discovered Willa Cather through My Antonia. Perhaps, you learned to love her style and prose, the dark irony...
Escape to Ash Island

Dystopian ‘Escape to Ash Island’

Yes, you'll be drawn into the exploits of Cash in Escape to Ash Island, by J.H. Lucas. His journey features a burning house, abandonment...

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What Elie Wiesel Says About Humanity?

Elie Wiesel has been seen as a voice of the Holocaust. Although he was not the first to speak out (and write) about his...

Storm Swirling

"The Storm," by Kate Chopin, revolves around an illicit rendezvous between two former lovers: Calixta and Alcee. It was unplanned, unexpected, and (purely?) accidental...

A Survey of Old & Middle-English Literature – Reading

These are the works of literature that may inspire the horrified expressions on the faces of students (when they realize that the class will...
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J.K. Rowling On Writing

You're probably familiar with the infamous advice for young writers, On Writing, by Stephen King. And, you may be familiar with the many other...

Want to live longer? Read

Beyond simple education and adventure, reading has so many life-long benefits for us -- no matter what our age(s) or levels of experience. But,...


​Novel Solution to Prison Overcrowding — Reading

In the US, prisons are overcrowded--more than our fair share. (According on a 2008 NYT article, the United States has less than 5 percent...