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 [...]

5 Beach Reads You’ll Love This Summer

This summer, many of us wish we were heading to the beach to soak up the sun, swim in the ocean or pool, and read a good book. This year, beaches and pools across the country may not open for business. The corona virus may keep us in our backyards for longer than we had [...]

Where Did Walt Disney Get His Ideas?

https://www.discoverbooks.com/Default.asp Where did Walt Disney get his ideas? Books of course! He was a creative genius who brought hundreds of stories to life through his animated art. The majority of his movies were based or loosely based on books and historical stories. Great books make great movies. Animation made the stories and characters come alive. [...]

“Language is the Expression of Ideas. . .”

Noah Webster. Photo is in the Public Domain in the United States "Language is the expression of ideas, and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas they cannot retain an identity of language." ~ Noah Webster Noah Webster was an academic by nature. His mother taught him at home spelling, [...]

Fall Into a New Habit

The fall equinox is the marking point where light and darkness, day and night are equally balanced. One could say, "It's all downhill from here," as the daylight fades minute by minute for the next 3 months.  Perhaps, there is a better way to look at it. Using the equinox, as a mile marker in [...]

Books to Film

Cinematography is powerful, no doubt. It leaves one breathless at times and a picture is worth a thousand words. The problem is - it isn't your picture. It is the director's picture and/or interpretation. That's the biggest difference between reading and watching. Reading allows you to be involved in the creation of the picture. The author lays the details out for you, but your mind fashions the image.

Your 2018 Summer Reading List

Every year for the past 30-something years, my mother’s side of the family has come together for a week at the beach. We’ve ranged in numbers from 15 to 45, with ages from one to 75. And while we’ve added family members and lost others, while bathing suit sizes have crept up, and while more [...]