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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Eye Care Tips for Readers

Reading is such a massive part of our lives. We read all day long, either books, newspapers, magazines, emails, texts, blogs, social media content, food containers, and more. Behind all the magic of interpreting and understanding the content and context, is our eyes. Eyes are our window to the world. Making some simple changes in your surroundings and habits will keep your eyes healthy and wide open for an all night read-a-thon. DiscoverBooks.com reached out to an eye doctor and searched for reliable sources to assemble this list of recommendations.

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How to Escape the Reading Slump

As the end of summer approaches, our lives seem to get busier. Work becomes more hectic, and we have less time for leisure activities, like hiking, gardening, and reading.  While reading on a beach, near the pool, or in a favorite spot is a great everyday hobby, life can get in the way of doing [...]

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Caring for Books | Stickers and Stains

Every reader likes the smell and feel of a new book. Everything is great until you notice a pesky sticker on the book cover or accidentally get a stain on a page. The satisfying newness is lost, and it sadly becomes dusty from sitting on a bookshelf. As readers and book lovers, we need to [...]

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Creative Storage For Your Books

Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels Many of you probably have no idea where to store all your books. Do you keep buying and piling up books? Do you immerse yourself into new stories and can't stop? The iconic Japanese cleaning consultant, Marie Kondo, encourages people to declutter and only have objects in the house that bring or [...]

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Book Recycling 101

Dear fellow book lovers:   Even though you may not admit it, you probably have a few too many books sitting on your shelf at home. They could be old books from school (when’s the last time you opened one of those?), outgrown children’s books, or someone else’s recommendation you haven’t started yet. Sometimes, you just [...]

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Five Books to Transport You to Different Countries This Summer!

Unfortunately, many of our summer plans have been postponed or canceled due to the current pandemic that looms over the world. Although you can no longer travel overseas to places you’ve dreamt of all year, you can still enjoy your summer and travel by snuggling up with a good book. Here is a list of five [...]

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17 Book Quotes to Celebrate Summer

The Summer Solstice officially marks the beginning of summer on June 20, 2020. It is the longest day of the year as the north pole is at its greatest tilt towards the sun. On this day, the sun travels its longest path through the sky in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the day with the [...]

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