What Is Pre-ordering a Book, and Why Should You Bother?

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Often before a book’s official release, authors will have pre-sales, where readers can pre-order the book ahead of time. Many other media industries do this as well, such as video games and movies.   Pre-ordering a book means buying it before it is officially released. The eBook will be automatically delivered to your eReader device … Read more

Ways to enjoy reading this fall

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Fall is the best time of year to cuddle up with a good book. Here are some ways to make reading extra special. So grab that novel you’ve been dying to read, cozy up and enjoy the experience. 1. Pair your book with a fall drink Hot cocoa, hot apple cider, maybe even a hot … Read more

Home Libraries are Essential in Child Development

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Researchers at the Australian National University have found a link between adult literacy and a childhood upbringing filled with books. The importance of reading to children has been shown time and time again. Reading aloud to children is the best activity to promote their language skills and provide the building blocks for lifetime literacy. Additionally, … Read more

Be a Part of The Little Free Library Movement

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While taking a walk through my neighborhood I can’t help but smile when I see a Little Free Library. Have you seen them around? They’re small wooden boxes outside of homes, apartment complexes or stores. They store books and encourage people to take a book and leave a book, as a free book exchange for … Read more

Do you have your own “tsundoku”?

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Tsundoku is a Japanese word that is defined as “the stockpiling of books that will never be consumed”. Do you find yourself purchasing new books before you’ve finished the collections you have at home?   Why do people Tsundoku? Why do so many of us do this, why do we stockpile books if we know … Read more

Unique In America Thought Provoking Book Passages

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Yanique and her husband, Brunel, are Haiti natives that would do just about anything to make their goal of becoming US citizens into a reality. Like most immigrants, finding work as a non-native proves to be unbelievably challenging. Although both Yanique and Brunel are highl educated and graduated from medical school in Haiti, they are struggling … Read more

The Best Sites for Free Books Online

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We linked the 7 top resources for free books online. No spam, no registration, no fees, just free public domain books. The most user friendly and comprehensive websites available to the public. You can browse through thousands of books and download them right to your reading device. Haapy reading!   1. Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg … Read more

Don’t Judge a Book by its…Review

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In the age of Amazon, Goodreads, and endless blogs, book reviews are everywhere. People don’t typically pick up a book without first reading through endless opinions. However, each book affects each individual differently. A “bad” review is simply a personal preference. A reviewer may have a genuine reaction to a story that is completely different … Read more

We’ll see you at the LA Festival of Books!

Catch us at the Biggest Book Fest of the Year Are you going to the LA Festival of Books? It’s the largest book fest in America with authors from all over the world. You do not want to miss this festival – mark your calendar for April 13th – 14th at the University of Southern … Read more