Book Recommendations Based on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

July 7th marked the release of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album including 6 brand new songs from the Vault – Taylor’s collection of unreleased songs!   Below is a list of book recommendations for each of Taylor’s Vault track songs from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) that are sure to have you “Enchanted”! “Electric Touch”Continue reading “Book Recommendations Based on Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”

New Books Coming Out Summer 2023 

Summer provides the opportunity for many new book releases. Those who work in the publishing industry, and book lovers, know that Tuesdays are release day for books! The new releases of this summer’s Tuesdays are certainly exciting and interesting!  From romances to thrillers to historical fiction, there is something for every reader to add toContinue reading “New Books Coming Out Summer 2023 “

Book Recommendations for Summer: Part Two 

Science Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy Welcome readers and book lovers for the second part of book recommendations for summer! Last week’s blog post offered summer book recommendations for readers interested in romance, thrillers, and historical fiction. This week’s post focuses on science fiction, mystery, and fantasy.  These three genres, although distinctly unique, all share similarities includingContinue reading “Book Recommendations for Summer: Part Two “

Book Recommendations for Summer

Romance, Thriller, Historical Fiction    The months of summer are unlike any other time of the year. Summertime is an era of warm weather, cool breezes, school breaks, and fun with family and friends. Summer also provides the perfect opportunity for readers to catch up on their to-read list and discover new books. Whenever IContinue reading “Book Recommendations for Summer”

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)”

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”

5 Must-Read NaNoWriMo Books

Every November, writers around the world participate in the challenge known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), run by the US non-profit organization of the same name. NaNoWriMo requires participants to complete 50,000 words of an original novel in the 30 days of November. The challenge is meant to promote creative writing among young people,Continue reading “5 Must-Read NaNoWriMo Books”