What to Do With Your Old Books

What can I do with my old books? If you are asking yourself this question, we have 10 ways for you to put those old or unwanted books to good use. 1. Donate them to a library or charity. Call up your local library to see what kinds of books they would like to add to their collection. If they only accept a few of your books, you can still donate used titles to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, local thrift stores, and even prisons! 2. Build a Tiny Free Library. Creating a Little Free Library is a gr... [Read More...]

5 Book Series for 5th Graders

If you’re looking for ways to keep your tweens entertained while encouraging their love for reading, finding book series with relatable characters and action-packed sequences are a must! Check out these 5 outstanding book series that your 5th grader is sure to enjoy over and over again: Harry Potter You simply can’t go wrong with J.K. Rowling’s iconic series starring the famous “Boy Who Lived” and his magical wizarding adventures at Hogwarts. The 7-book series begins with Harry Potter... [Read More...]

10 Naughty Quotes About Books

Contrary to popular belief, not all bookworms are the innocent, nerdy types that Hollywood often makes us out to be. Us avid enjoy the occasional sexy, dirty or risqué quote. To prove our point, here are 10 of the naughtiest book quotes to make even the most brazen bibliophile blush: “If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books, don’t f–k ‘em.” – John Waters   “Book lovers never go to bed alone.”   “Leave me alone with my dirty book and we... [Read More...]

Tips and Tricks to Read More Books This Year

If you’re like most bookworms, reading is one of your favorite hobbies, but there’s not always enough time in the day to crack open that latest romance novel or mystery thriller. After work or school, you may feel worn out, tired, or simply not in the mood to read. Day after day, you end up putting your book aside for “another day.” Sound familiar? No matter how busy your life is, you can make time for your favorite pastime! Instead of putting your books back on the shelf, try these eas... [Read More...]

Why You Forget Books You Just Read

Have you ever started reading a book, only to realize a few chapters in that you’ve read it before? Do you struggle describing the last novel you read to your friends? Before you get alarmed, rest assured that this is a very common problem, especially for avid readers. Reasons Behind the Forgetfulness The editor of The New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul, admits that even she struggles with reading retention. Only two days after finishing a book, Paul found herself unable to recall ... [Read More...]

5 Ways to Read at Work Without Getting Caught

Even the most dedicated employees can occasionally find themselves bored out of their skull at work and desperate for a brief distraction. Discreetly scrolling through Facebook is one way to pass the time, but what if you’re itching to finish reading a novel? While we don’t recommend doing this too often, here are some of the ways you can catch up on your leisure reading while on the clock. 1. Keep various tabs open on your computer. If you’re reading a book online, simply keep some... [Read More...]

30 Quotable Quotes About Reading

Books, plays, poems, and works of art have inspired millions of people to create their own stories and share their unique perspectives with whoever is willing to read them. Over centuries of spilled ink, typewriters, computers, and messy handwriting, humans have forever left their mark on the world through their written words. Here are 30 different perspectives on reading, from 30 notable people: “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” -Ralph... [Read More...]