Black History Month started in 1976. Much focus has been placed on musicians, politicians, poets, activists, reformers, actors, and writers in the forty-four years of celebrating it. Discover Books is taking this opportunity to focus on mystery books by black authors. We present a sampling of talented African-American writers. Christopher Darden is no stranger to [...]
When days are short and skies are gray, a comfy chair, warm blanket, and a good book become essential. No book warms you up better than a great romance novel. It’s clear that millions of people agree, as romances consistently top bestseller lists across the country. With winter settling in and Valentine’s Day around the [...]
Flappers, jazz, Prohibition, bob haircuts, the Charleston, and wonderful books. Now that we’re solidly into the 2020s, it seems appropriate to take a voyage back 100 years to the 1920s to get a taste of the remarkable literature produced during that decade. We'll explore 10 of the best books from the 1920s and why they [...]
As book lovers, we can easily slip into book hoarding. Book addictions are not dangerous, but can cause complications. DiscoverBooks.com has specific questions to help with diagnosis and a bookshelf cleanse plan for treatment. (A light-hearted play on a book buyback app we have available.)
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.
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 [...]
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 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.
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.