Posts Tagged "Books"

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

5 Ways to Add More Reading To Your Life by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

We’ve all heard it: Writers are readers. You’ve heard it from Stephen King and Tracy Groot, at Breathe and from fellow writers. It’s repeated so often because it’s true. If you want to improve as a writer you must, must, must dedicate time to reading. But you’re busy. Right? You’re just working on getting your writing time in amidst the every day of day-jobs and...

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6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

6 Reasons You Should Be Reading (Not Just Writing) by Karin Beery

By on Jun 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Congratulations, you’ve just gotten engaged! It’s time to find a hairdresser to help you look spectacular on your big day. There are two stylists in town, both with 20 years of experience. The first stylist got her license two decades ago and hasn’t opened a style guide since. The second stylist also got her license two decades ago, but she has subscriptions to Big...

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Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

By on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Growing up, I devoured books. I remember summers riding back and forth to the library three times a week with my basket filled with books. I would read one, finish it, then pick up another one, much like a chocaholic going through a box of candy. I hardly stopped to relish one before beginning another. In high school, I moved on to the classics, much harder to rush....

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3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s easy to get into a reading rut. Right? Often we stick with one author or genre or section of the bookstore, gravitating toward what we know.  It’s safe. There’s no risk involved. We know we’ll enjoy ourselves. I mean, it’s not wrong, reading safely. In fact, it’s completely fine! Reading the familiar is like going home,...

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The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

By on Jul 20, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

It’s no secret that every writer has a secret identity: Super Reader. I discovered my reading superpowers thanks to a dear friend who brought me a book whenever she came to visit our home. Miss Radia Spoelhof (aka The Book Lady) was a kindergarten teacher, although by the time I came along she had retired. She loved children, but she never married and had no...

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