Meet the Writers: Bookshelf Tour with Alexandra Baumbusch

In order to get to know a little bit more about me, I thought I’d share a tour of my bookshelf, or maybe more aptly, my book-bucket. Any avid reader dreams of a quiet library filled with their most-loved books in an array of shelves from top to bottom. However, while living at home, myContinue reading “Meet the Writers: Bookshelf Tour with Alexandra Baumbusch”

5 Dark Academia Novel Recommendations Based on Their Aesthetics

Dark academia is among the most popular aesthetics readers search for when looking for a new book. An aesthetic that puts a dark veil over classical academia, one that’s filled with old libraries, pleated uniform skirts, loafers, and skulls filled with melting candles. If you’re looking to peer into mysterious student life, fantastical dilemmas, andContinue reading “5 Dark Academia Novel Recommendations Based on Their Aesthetics”

Author Spotlight: Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover’s novels have taken social media by storm. With intense, heart-wrenching writing and well developed characters, it’s no wonder her books are so popular. Hoover worked as a teacher and social worker before publishing her first book, Slammed, in 2012, and becoming a New York Times best selling author overnight. In the past decade,Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Colleen Hoover”

How to Make Reading a Habit

In a world of constant commotion, taking the time to breathe and open a book can feel like a luxury. Often times we find ourselves making “reading” one of our New Year’s resolutions or claim that we’ll read once life finally calms down. The reality is that we have to be intentional with our timeContinue reading “How to Make Reading a Habit”

5 Mangas to Read This Summer! (For Beginners)

With anime becoming increasingly popular in our mainstream media, I’ve decided to compile my top 5 manga from various genres. For those unfamiliar with anime, it’s regarded as Japanese animation in the United States. Manga is the graphic novel or comic book equivalent of anime. The majority of anime is adapted from manga, although notContinue reading “5 Mangas to Read This Summer! (For Beginners)”

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Graphic Novels

Growing up with a love for all creative forms of fiction, I found myself most drawn to novels. I spent hours at a time immersed in the worlds presented to me; a book was on me at all times. Reading was always something I sought out on my own, never instructed. To my parents andContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Graphic Novels”

7 Ways To Get Out of a Reading Slump

Books can invite pure magic into our lives, but it’s not uncommon for readers to experience an occasional reading slump. Doing too much of the same thing for an extended period of time can be tiring for anyone, and reading is no exception. Luckily, there are plenty of different ways to approach this issue andContinue reading “7 Ways To Get Out of a Reading Slump”

How to Build Literacy in Children and Adults

In all likelihood, you first began building literacy skills in early-childhood. Either at home, at a childcare facility, or both. At some point you were probably exposed to rudimentary reading.   But what happens if a child misses out on these early exercises? Can literacy skills be gained after the early years of learning comeContinue reading “How to Build Literacy in Children and Adults”