Posts tagged reading
Murakami & Magical Realism

One of my all-time favorite authors is the contemporary Japanese novelist, Haruki Murakami. His works are unique and philosophical; his characters are unorthodox and existential. The writing is straight forward and yet contemplating deeper things. Murakami paints worlds not unlike our own, and yet the fantastical aspects are ruminating and symbolic of connections to our world and the human experience. 

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"What Motivates Me To Read "

As a child and even as an adult, I’ve always enjoyed reading a good book. Yet as time went on and more things started to change my motivation and time for reading changed. Most of the blame comes from so much media in my life. Whether it’s from my smart TV and computers to my social media accounts, I don’t have as much time to read like I used to.

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Book Recommendations for Read Across America Day

As you may know, Read Across America Day was created to promote and increase literacy among children. And if you don’t have kids, you might think it doesn’t apply to you. However, if your nieces, nephews, cousins and the young people in your life are reading more, why can’t you? Many adults don’t like reading for a number of reasons.

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Reading Aloud: Let's Bring It Back

Reading has always existed to bring information from one person to another. In many cases, from one person, to a community. Orators have held an important position in culture partly because the proficiency of literacy has been enormously low for all time. Until around the 19th century, in the advent of free public education, have working class people been able to read en masse.

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5 Book Adaptations to Get Excited About

Anyone who’s been lost in a good book will know the love-hate relationship of book adaptations. It seems we’re always waiting with baited breath, hoping against hope that this adaptation will stay true to the source material and bring our favorite tales to life in front of our eyes. We also too often know the pain and letdown when these adaptations don’t deliver.

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5 Books to Celebrate Read a Book Day

It is never the wrong time to read a new book or reread a classic.  So, celebrate Read a Book Day can just be one other thing to add to the reason to read list. Finding the right book to pick up can be difficult sometimes, but that’s why we are here to help.

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Creative Ways to Read

Reading has always been a major part of my personal and scholastic experiences. I love curling up with a good book on a rainy day and submerging myself into another world. Over the years, I’ve discovered fun ways to buy and borrow books! Whether I'm looking for another method to save myself money or a production house the cost of printing, I enjoy all the ways I can read.

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The Value of Books

It's 2018, where Marvel and Disney's movies crush the box office. There are plenty of Netflix Originals to keep you watching, and even companies like Amazon, YouTube, and Facebook are trying to appeal in the film industry. To go along with these new film studios, there are also tons of new forms of entertainment media. You can scroll down social media sites like Twitter or Instagram to see a slew of hilarious videos, pictures, and posts.

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10 Classic Books You Should Read

Even if you're not a fan of classic literature, chances are you've read a few classic books. Literary giants like Jane Austen and Shakespeare often find their way into high school curriculum and college reading lists. Although Pride and Prejudice and Hamlet may be very important reads, they may not be to everyone's taste.

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Young Author Books You Should Read

Though we are living in a world with non-stop growing technology, people have not stopped reading books. Books have been around for decades and there’s definitely no stopping them. However, books that are written for young adults from authors (also known as young authors).

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Five Books to Read Before They're Movies

Researchers of psychology reveal that people like to read books before watching movies and repeat the same experience to probe deeper layers of significance in the revisited material. While also reflecting on one's growth through the lens of the well-known book, movie or place. The year of 2017 has a decent amount of films based on books.

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