Tag: reading

Reviewing the power and influence of “BookTok” (Op-Ed)

Reviewing the power and influence of “BookTok” (Op-Ed)

Social media has had a heavy hand in influencing which popular culture and media gets the most attention for decades.  If you wanted the best recommendations and reviews for movies, books, television shows, music, and more, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter (X) and even Pinterest and Reddit were there to connect you to real people with […]

Op-Ed: The Top 5 Sandra Brown Books and Why You Need to Start Reading Them

Op-Ed: The Top 5 Sandra Brown Books and Why You Need to Start Reading Them

Since a very young age, I have been obsessed with books. Series like The Berenstain Bears, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and even Cam Jansen was a big part of my childhood. However, it wasn’t until I read Harry Potter, along with Charlotte’s Web, that I truly understood how people could boast about books. Books became my sanctuary, a means of escaping reality, and a way to learn and live through different stories.

Why the Aspiring Author Should Consider Getting a Ghostwriter

Why the Aspiring Author Should Consider Getting a Ghostwriter

Have you ever had a million-dollar idea? Maybe it was for an invention that you think could change the world, or maybe it was some revolutionary system for something that could make people’s lives easier. Or perhaps, that million-dollar idea is for a book- a story waiting to happen- all you need are the words. Well, what if I told you there’s a service for turning those million-dollar-book ideas into a reality? Ghostwriting is a service that is steadily becoming more popular among aspiring authors because it allows authors to write their stories without ever writing down a single word. Ghostwriters meet with these aspiring authors and discuss their ideas for their stories; then they get to work writing them. It’s a very interesting process, but its hands-off nature often puts people on edge about the possibilities of concept theft and poor writing. I’m here today to tell you a little more about this process and to hopefully put your creative minds at ease.

Why Kids Should Be Reading for Fun Again

Why Kids Should Be Reading for Fun Again

According to a 2019 survey conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, fewer American children than ever before are reading for fun. The shares of 9-to13-year-olds who say they read for fun on an almost daily basis have dropped from nearly a decade ago, and are at the lowest levels since the question was first asked in 1984. That’s a problem. See, reading is more than just a fun escape into a different world; the act of reading helps form strong neural pathways in our brains that build the vital language, literacy, and emotional skills that grant us lifelong benefits. These are especially important in a child’s development, and it’s why I believe that more kids need to read for fun again.

What science says about the health benefits of “getting lost in a book”

What science says about the health benefits of “getting lost in a book”

Whether you’re a voracious reader who devours a new book every week or a slow reader who’s still reading that bestseller a friend recommended months ago, psychologists (and their research) say you’re making good use of your time. And if it’s been a while since your last outing with a good book, the professionals have a few arguments that just might persuade you to try it again.
According to Melanie Green, PhD, associate professor in the department of communication at the University at Buffalo, “one of the benefits of reading fiction is just that it provides enjoyment and pleasure.” It can offer relief from stress or boredom.

5 Must Read Books that Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

5 Must Read Books that Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or just want to skip straight to New Year’s Eve, there’s always a book out there to help you get in the holiday spirit. Here are five must-read books about the holidays for adults, teenagers, and children.

Online Platforms for Books: Reading Became Easier

Online Platforms for Books: Reading Became Easier

The internet is the ultimate resource for locating answers and items that we require. You don’t have to leave your house to get anything on your wish list, including books, movies, games, or audiobooks, because the vast majority of products are available from online stores.
The best part is that there is no need to wait for delivery. Most books have been digitized, which means you can start reading them in seconds. It’s simply a matter of locating the most convenient – and completely legal – online source of books to read.
The world’s most beloved classics are now available for free online. They are known as public domain books. They are free because their intellectual property rights have expired, and anyone is free to download, read, remix, and reshare them.
Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive digitize public domain books and make them freely available through their online catalogs.
Here is a list of some of the best and latest reading platforms online.

Graphic Novels: A Gateway to Reading

Graphic Novels: A Gateway to Reading

In a society where we value the educated class, by giving those with better degrees higher salaries and more credibility, we are often too quick to sneer at the underappreciated gem that fuses art and literature, graphic novels. In our society we are taught to esteem ourselves on things like our grades, reading levels, advanced vocabularies, and overall intellect. We are told to read the classics and books that are on par with this standard, leaving comics and graphic novels to waste away with the picture books of our childhoods. After all, that’s all they are right? Picture books? Far too simplistic and remedial to have any real substance, right? Wrong.

Op-Ed: Why You Should Read Every Day

Op-Ed: Why You Should Read Every Day

In an age where we are so preoccupied with social media and the internet, it’s common to hear someone say that they don’t like to read; but reading used to be a daily ritual for those who wanted the gain knowledge, improve their memory, and broaden their vocabulary. With multiple forms of communication and information available at our fingertips, it’s important not to lose touch with the practice of daily reading. While some people are often too busy to read, some don’t care to read at all.

Why Meditation DOESN’T Work For
Some People

Why Meditation DOESN’T Work For
Some People

Most people have positive things to say about meditation. From having changed their lives completely to helping them with the little things like sleep or patience, most people
love meditation. On the other hand, meditation just isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. As someone who constantly lives on edge, everyone tells me to try meditation. I did for
a while, and I realized it just doesn’t work for me, and I’m assuming it probably doesn’t work for a lot of people.

Amazon Prime Day Deals: Books You Must Buy

Amazon Prime Day Deals: Books You Must Buy

The day has come once again where your spending urges must be fulfilled because the deals are too good to pass up: Amazon Prime Day. The genius marketing of the Amazon team has already released a number of products set to go on super-sale starting July 12th, with some deals beginning in a few days on June 21st.

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