What Never Was, Can Never Be:  Poetry

The desire to share one’s own story and personal journey through life is something that most people can relate to. Describing the lessons you’ve learned, accomplishments you’ve achieved, and telling funny anecdotes about your childhood can help encourage and uplift others who come across your story. Autobiographies are nothing new, but author and poet Ronnell Beaty tells the story of his own life in a way that feels like you are glimpsing through a window at moments in his life. Rather tha... [Read More...]

Power The Super Dog: An Empowering Children’s Book

Children can and should be educated about people who experience the world in different ways, such as individuals with disabilities. Inclusion and acceptance of others are key mindsets that can be established at a young age, and the multi-talented author Queen Tizo has created a book for parents hoping to instill these values in their children. While this title is geared towards kids between the ages of 3 and 7, people of all ages are sure to smile at the adorable tale of Power the Super Dog. In... [Read More...]

Learn How to Recognize and Overcome Gaslighting

Feeling like you are being manipulated in one of your relationships? Maybe it’s gotten so bad it feels like abuse? It could be gaslighting. What is gaslighting? Gaslighting is form of manipulation where one person distorts facts and memories to invalidate another person’s sense of self. It often leaves you second-guessing yourself or apologizing when you’re not at fault. A gaslighter uses subtle manipulation to make you question whether or not they really did or said something you ... [Read More...]

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...]