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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Spring is early this year. March 20, 2020 was the earliest spring equinox in 124 years thanks to leap year mathematical magic. Spring equinox marks a day when the Earth is not tilted toward or away from the sun. What is the result? 12 hours of daylight - a completely equal day and night for [...]
March signals the coming of spring, the awakening of nature, and the yearning to grow and learn. Many talented authors and illustrators were born in this glorious month. We list by date each author and illustrator. Let their stories live on at Discoverbooks.com
“Discover Books Donates 1,000 Children’s Books to Cecil County Public Library’s Reading Program” Elkton, MD - Baltimore, MD - January 27, 2020 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Cecil County Public Library’s program to develop a life-long love of reading in children. Reading to young children stimulates their brains and helps them develop an active [...]
January is Braille Literacy Month. Learn more about Louis Braille and how you can promote the cause by learning Braille. Everyone deserves to read.