Encouraging Kids to Read

A number of newspapers and journals from the New York Times to Business Insider to CBS have reported on the decreasing frequency at which children and students read books. Other media options such as movies and television provide much more flash and entertainment, but books aren’t exactly about to become outdated.

Used Books: Where To Find Them And Why They’re Such A Charm

The popularity of purchasing used books seems to be rising with more people opting for cheap books still in good condition. Some say there’s nothing like the smell of new prints and stepping into an upscale store that carries expensive titles.

A Visit With Old Friends

Reading books in a series helps to develop the equivalent of friendships that can cause a degree of separation anxiety when the books are finished. Many authors write their books to stand independently, yet reference previous books in order to build relationships with their readers. Series with twenty or so books that take a longer period of time to read cause the characters to become more real to the reader.

The Top 10 Fiction Books of the Last 50 Years

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From Stone Tablets to eTablets

This author’s musings over whether there has always been a consistent reaction to new technologies in communication. Take a look back at where “books” started, and where they are today.

Americanah – By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I stumbled on this book after a brief conversation about literature with a Nigerian friend. After reading it I once again found the answer to the question “why read”, and in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discovered a mind far more profound and original than most. Like most great works this powerful book afflicts us with many human sensations that are conveyed in simple language.

The Camomile Lawn

This is a book review of ‘The Camomile Lawn’ written by Mary Wesley in 1983. It outlines the story and the characters, and comments on Wesley’s style of writing.

Alternative Routes for Selling Your Used Books and Clothes

A product doesn’t have to be sold in just a few small locations anymore. With the steady increase in the amount of online shopping done around the globe, there are becoming more alternatives to displaying merchandise to potential customers, but many small business owners or sole proprietors do not have the funding to distribute his or her product in a renowned store.

How to Find a Favorite Book Seller

Readers are always looking for ways to improve his or her book shopping experience. Along with readers, businesses are also constantly searching for ways to create a friendlier environment and the simplest method of reaching the payment process.

Moll Flanders: Employment and Blank Slates

The novel Moll Flanders, by Daniel Defoe is a novel that spoke of the hardships that a woman living in England at the time often had when it came to employment and the role that patriarchy played on a woman’s life. Defoe seemed to have seen that there was a change coming about in society that allowed for women to take charge of their life and set their own destiny. Moll seemed to have difficulty finding solace and fulfillment in life and instead seemed to float around life from one turmoil filled relationship to the next instead of focusing on…

Choose Yourself – Interesting Thought?

It’s not original. James Altucher has published a new E-Book called, Choose Yourself.

Comic Book Price Guides – Buying and Selling Comics

Comic writers are required to ensure that they get access to comic book price guides to understand how much the books are worth. This is very important because many writers have gone bankrupt because they were not accredited for the comic book or made any profits from the merchandise. There are many comic book writers in society and they include kids and adults. The kids reading comic books will grow up loving comic books thus it means that in the future, the population that requires comic books will be on the rise.

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth

Empire of the Moghul series by Alex Rutherford tells the epic story of the rise and fall of one of the most powerful and opulent dynasties in history. Here is an excerpt from Alex Rutherford’s latest The Serpent’s Tooth, the story of Emperor Shah Jahan.

A Summary of “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe

The Masque of the Red Death is an excellent allegorical tale that narrates the story of a mysterious and abominable disease that decimates the population of an imaginary land. The symptoms of this terrible epidemic include sharp pains, dizziness, heavy bleeding, and red stains on the bodies and the faces of the victims. This plague kills within thirty minutes and consequently the red stain on a man provokes him to be shunned by the people. The “happy, “dauntless” ruler of the land, Prince Prospero, with a thousand of his healthy noble friends conceal in a “castellated abbey”. This place is provisioned with enough food while he holds parties leaving his subjects to suffer from the affliction.

The Masque of the Red Death: A Review

Edgar Allan Poe, a prolific American writer, journalist, and literary critic was born in Boston on January 19th, 1809. After his parents’ death at an early age he was sent to live with a foster family (The Allans) who never officially adopted him and was eventually disowned by them. After winning a short story contest in 1833 he became a literary critic for the magazine (The Southern Literary Messenger) and later married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia in 1836. In 1845 Poe published his poem The Raven that rendered him nationally famous but later his infrequent but intense drinking bouts gave him a bad reputation although he continued to produce excellent short stories (Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Gold Bug) which brought him acclaim in America, England, and especially in France. Many of Poe’s stories take place in Paris and the French poet Baudelaire translated many of Poe’s works. Unfortunately, after his wife’s death Poe (1847), fell apart and died two years later on October 7, 1849.

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