It's November, meaning it's National Novel Writing Month -- a.k.a. NaNoWriMo! For participating writers, this month can feel productive yet also stressful. Maybe you've been trying to motivate yourself to bring that great idea to life. The only issue is between your job, family, and other hobbies, you can't seem to find the time. Enter [...]
Cormac McCarthy is arguably one of the most famous American writers who focused on the Southern Gothic. By writing about rural settings, McCarthy portrayed darkness and violence in the American South. If you've ever read anything by McCarthy, you'd probably understand how complex yet powerful his narrative style is. After a long and interesting life, [...]
With a bestseller called Beach Read, Emily Henry writes cute romance stories -- perfect for the summer! If you haven't read her yet, I hope I can persuade you to pick up one of her beach reads... It may even be Beach Read! Here are some of her books and why you should plan on [...]
As a senior in college, you would think I've mastered how to balance my schedule by now. However, as someone who has decided to pursue two majors and one minor, this is not the case. Free time is something many college students have difficulty finding, especially making enough time to read for fun. Many of [...]
What could possibly be more lovely than reading French books near Valentine's Day? You don't have to know French, of course, to appreciate the City of Love! There are many French authors whose works have been translated for you to enjoy. And France overall has inspired plenty of writers for setting, characters, and culture. Having just spent a month studying abroad and exploring various French cities, I definitely fell in love with how the French appreciate books! In this blog, I'll try to show you bits and pieces of French magic, especially for bookworms like yourselves.
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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 [...]
1). Help Local Communities An important part of our sorting process allows us to identify books that are better suited to become donations to literacy-focused or community-based non-profit organizations, including libraries and schools. The scale of our operation enables us to donate millions of good-quality children’s books to wonderful organizations doing all kinds of important [...]
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, [...]
Labor Day. The day of sales. The transitional end of summer vacation. The call to go one last time to the beach, camping, boating, or to host a barbecue. The signal to get serious in your studies. The herald of fall, football, school, and cozy blanket weather. But what does it mean? Who started it? [...]