December Holidays Around the World

December is a month chalked full of celebrations and traditions around the world. It might be the darkest month of the year, but lights and charitable giving illuminate the globe. This is a time when individuals seek out the nostalgic memories of the past and long for families. Yet, it is a month where the whole world celebrates, even if they celebrate differently and different things - there is a blending of traditions. It's like a woven tapestry with many threads creating a beautiful united image of humans at their best. Let's take time to learn about other countries and people's traditions as we cherish our own unique heritages.

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Book Club Tips & Advice

2020 has been a year for the history books. We have had to cope with constant uncertainty, loss of loved ones, and lack of social interaction. Vacations, celebrations, and family traditions were put on hold. However, if we only look at the losses, we miss seeing the opportunities and blessings within the crisis. Technology has [...]

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Should I Inventory My Book Collection?

Before answering this question, I want to give a little background on it. This summer, like many people on the west coast, a good friend's house was burned in a wild fire. Only a few of her family's possessions were salvageable. They were devastated but happy to be alive. On Facebook, my friend began posting [...]

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Faith Baldwin – Female Author Lost to History

Faith Baldwin was one of the highest paid female romance authors in her day. She wrote over 100 novels and many of her books became movies. Because her genre is considered "light" by scholars, her legacy has faded in time. Join us as we let her story live on.

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3 Life Lessons From The Hobbit

Did you know The Hobbit was published on 9/21/1937? For 83 years, Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the rest have captured our imaginations. However, the The Hobbit has more to offer than just an entertaining story. It provides tremendous life lessons and morals we can apply in our lives, especially our academic lives.

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A Non-Candy Halloween Tradition

On Halloween, the average child consumes around 3 cups or 7,000 calories of candy. Did that catch your attention? DiscoverBooks.com wants to you offer non candy Halloween treats with our Book Bundles. Books Not Candy.

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The History of Mysteries

As readers, we all have our favorite genres, but it doesn't mean we should exclude new genres or topics. For some readers, it takes time to find their favorite niche in reading. Genres have grown into vast sub-categories, creating a perplexing maze of options. Join Discoverbooks.com as we investigate the world of mysteries and detective stories. We [...]

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How to Create a Beautiful Book Cover

photo by Jo Szczepanska We're all familiar with the old adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover." This applies to used books too. The scuffs, scrapes, and tears acquired by books have no bearing on the quality of the content inside. If anything, the fact these old books have weathered hard times and survived [...]

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