Book After Movie?

Do you ever read a book after watching the movie adaptation? This is an age-old question that has no one, true answer. But for me, generally, the answer is: No. No, I don't read books after watching the movie or TV show adaptation. Here's why: I like to imagine the characters myself. There's nothing better... Continue Reading →

…But the Cover Was Blue

"I don't remember the title, but the cover was blue." If librarians had a dollar for every time they heard this, they'd be millionaires by now. I know I've said this exact thing before, so I'm guessing the other readers out there can relate. Why is this so common? Why can we remember the color... Continue Reading →

6 Minutes a Day

Did you know you can reduce your stress by 68% in just 6 minutes a day? Want to know how? Reading. That's right. Reading for just 6 minutes a day can reduce your stress more effectively than exercising or listening to music. A 2009 study from Sussex University revealed the powerful benefits of reading when... Continue Reading →

September 2022 Book Update

Wow, September has been a busy month... but not for book reading apparently. Oh well. I haven't read too many books this month and none of them were real standouts for being amazing. My favorite was The Atlas Six. I really fell into that one and finished it quickly. Otherwise, I've been in a bit... Continue Reading →

Not Reading, Not Feeling Guilty

As you'll see in a few days when my September book update comes out...I haven't been reading very much this past month. Like, 'I only managed to finish 4 books' this month not reading. Half of the usual amount. And they were all at the beginning of the month. But...turns out I'm ok with that.... Continue Reading →

Banned Books Week

I guess there will always be people out there who don't like to read. Those you don't want others to access information. Those people that don't like free speech and education. Those that don't understand the value of books. But it is becoming increasingly disheartening to hear about the latest wave of attempts to ban... Continue Reading →

Words I Learned Reading

One of the joys of reading is that you constantly learn new things. But it's not just what the author is intentionally trying to teach you. Sometimes you walk away from a book with bonus knowledge in the form of a new word. A new piece of language that you never knew existed before. And... Continue Reading →

August 2022 Book Update

Summer is almost over and school has started once again! I've been enjoying the fantastic weather and spending a lot of time hiking, running, biking, and swimming. But that means not so much time for reading. I read only a few books at the start of this month and then picked up more toward the... Continue Reading →

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