10 Netflix Movies that Were Books First

Listed below are some of the most popular Netflix movies based on books. Maybe this will inspire you to watch a movie adapted from a book you've read and loved or read the book that your favorite movie is based on. While reading allows your imagination to create a scene and may challenge you to [...]

The Best Beach/Poolside Reads for Summer 2022

As summer approaches, many of us are probably looking forward to beach trips or pool days. But as you sort through your beach towels and stock up on sunscreen, are you also checking your book supply? Even if you love swimming or playing games in the sand, you’ll probably want to take some breaks. So, bringing some beach/poolside reads with you is a good plan

My Book Journey by Hemishka

Growing up with a librarian mother was quite fun. My mother brought me books all the time. I was (still am) a huge bookworm back in my tweens and teens. My book journey started when I was young, but it is a journey that continues today. Goosebumps was my all-time favorite book series. I am [...]

How to Organize Your Books

Do you have an abundance of books and don't know what to do with them or, better yet, how to display them efficiently? Here are 11 tips and tricks to organize all your books while still being stylish. Over the years, I struggled to organize my bookshelves. But as I grew into a bookworm over [...]

Meet the Olympians

The Tokyo Olympic Games have officially started! As we watch this year’s Olympic Games from our homes, let’s look at some of the most notable past and present American Olympians.

High School Classics Worth Reading

Do you remember having to read all those classic novels in your high school English class? Well, I do! I remember feeling stressed out that I had to read three chapters of some classic novel in addition to all the other schoolwork I had at the time. But after reading these specific stories, I was [...]

Timeless Children’s Books for Future Generations

Some of my first memories are when my parents read bedtime stories to me. I remember begging them to read "just one more" before going to bed. Coming from a family that collects books, we never seemed to run out of new stories to read. For my family, books gave us an escape to a [...]

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

May 19th is World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day, and it couldn't be more relevant considering food shortages and supply issues. The good news is anyone can grow something. It doesn't take a large plot of land. All you need is some sun, water, and a container with soil. Voila! A window garden, patio garden, or even a roof garden will do. You can grow tomatoes or potatoes in a bucket. Lettuce in a cup. Strawberries in a basket. The list goes on and on. 

Read to Improve Emotional Intelligence

IQ versus EQ The Power of Great Fiction Chances are, you’re familiar with the idea that an individual’s ability to reason and process information can be measured using an IQ—intelligence quotient—test. You’ve probably taken an IQ test yourself at least once in your lifetime for school or a job and you may even have tackled [...]