Exploring the Dark YA Fantasy Novels of Ralph Burton

For thrilling fantasies with elements of horror all wrapped up into relatable coming-of-age stories, look no further than the novels of Ralph Burton. Writing specifically with a young adult audience in mind, Burton excels at weaving compelling narratives with characters that readers will find themselves cheering for. Teens will want to collect each of these unique tales for the diverse settings that range from the hidden depths of the ocean to idyllic country villages, but where nothing is as si... [Read More...]

Begging to Be Loved: Shannon Renee’s Story

Everyone can relate to the feeling of clamoring for other people’s attention and affection. From a young age, people strive to make friends, gain the approval of others, and impress those they admire the most. Author Shannon Renee perfectly illustrates the struggle that young girls experience as they grow up in her brand-new memoir, Little Pink Roses, which includes poignant details from Renee’s own life. Cycle of Life This autobiography begins when author Shannon Renee is just starting out... [Read More...]

The Wonderfully Grotesque Horror of S. Alessandro Martinez

Imagine that you’re preparing for a weekend getaway with your best friends. You’re excited for a trip to a cozy lakefront cabin, where you can feel free to unwind and enjoy the company of your friends in the secluded wilderness. When you arrive at your destination, however, there seems to be something eerie and offputting about the place. You can’t seem to figure out what’s making you so uneasy, until it’s far too late to do anything about it. You’re soon forced to watch in silent he... [Read More...]

5 Book Series for 5th Graders

Looking for new books for your fifth grader? The best way to foster their love of reading is to find them engaging,  compelling books.  One great place to start is by looking for series with relatable characters and action-packed sequences. 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 a... [Read More...]

Top 10 Sex Books to Improve Your Sexual Performance and Relationships

If you’re curious about learning new ways to spice up your intimate relationships, or if you looking for books that explain what pleasures and turns on your partner, then we have some recommendations for you. Each book in this selection is authored by a professional, such as relationship experts, therapists, and sex experts. Here 10 of the best, top-rated sex books you can find. Just remember to read responsibly. 😉 Mating in Captivity Author Esther Perel reflects on her journey of being a co... [Read More...]

10 Exercises You Can Do While Reading

Trying to find enough time in the day to work, take care of your health, and do what you enjoy can be a tall order in today’s hectic, fast-paced world. When you can squeeze in some free time, you may prefer to cozy up with a good book instead of hitting the gym. If you’re feeling a little guilty for slacking on your workout routine, know that there’s a multitude of ways you can strengthen your muscles while getting lost in a book. Here are 10 of the best exercises you can do without havin... [Read More...]

5 Ways to Improve Reading Speed and Retention

How can I read more quickly? We’ve all asked ourselves this at somepoint. The solution is simple: Skim first and don’t subvocalize. If you have a stack of books that you want to read, or things you have to read for work or school, it can be disheartening to feel as if you just can’t read quickly enough. Similarly, you want to be able to remember and comprehend most all that you take in, not forget it hours later. To help boost your reading speed and improve your memory, try out the... [Read More...]

Paperback Book Hacks

Sometimes, an eBook just can’t replace the feeling of a real book and the beloved “old book smell.” Holding a paperback in your hands, taking a break from staring at a screen, and not worrying that your book will run out of battery are just a few reasons why bookworms today still collect hundreds of titles to add to their home libraries. With that being said, paperback books aren’t perfect by any means. They can be inconvenient to carry around, the spine can start falling apart after to... [Read More...]

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...]