Are You a Fast Reader?

Posted in Blog by - Sep 19, 2016

Did you know that the average reading speed for an adult is 300 words per minute? That’s almost 5 words per second!

So, if it only took you 4.8 seconds to read the sentence above – then it should only take you 2 hours and 33 minutes to read The Great Gatsby, according to howlongtoreadthis.com, a site that gives you a rough estimate on how long it’d take to read any novel.

But, doesn’t that seem…insanely fast? That amount time spent reading, broken up over the course of a few days, or a week, seem more feasible, especially when How Long To …

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The Many Benefits of Handwriting

Posted in Blog by - May 11, 2016

Handwriting – writing by hand, has shown to improve brain function, at all ages.

It allows children to learn how to communicate with language, improves memory recall for high school and college students, and improves workmanship in adults with creative outlets like handwriting. Writing is an activity that allows the brain to function at a different level, and causes some interesting results.

In school-age children handwriting functions as a connector of fine motor skills and communication. Handwriting movement exercises have shown to have a powerful impact on a developing brain. One of the big reasons for this country’s rising illiteracy rates are …

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Children’s Author Review: Audrey Wood

Posted in Blog by - May 09, 2016

If you are looking for an exciting, eccentric new children’s book author Audrey Wood is an exceptional option. Wood has over 30 children’s books published, the most notable being The Napping House. Among others are: Silly Sally, The Red Racer, and The Bunyans. Wood’s husband, Don Wood, illustrates with beautiful, colorful graphics that help young readers interpret the story. Born in Florida, Wood developed a creative mind due to her exposure to the circus and being read to every night.

Wood’s engaging stories opens the door for readers’ imaginations and stimulates the flow of creativity. Her books also allow children to …

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e-Readers vs Paper: Which Do You Prefer?

Posted in Blog by - May 04, 2016

E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve.

E-readers, and the ebooks that populate them currently make up 15-20% of all U.S. trade book sales. But research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages. Since the 1980s researchers in many fields, including psychology, computer engineering, and library and information science, have investigated and researched the differences between reading on-screen and on paper. Over a hundred studies have been published and the findings have been intriguing.

Before 1992 studies found that reading was slower, less accurate and resulted in lower overall comprehension when text was on the screen …

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Wheel of Time TV Show Given Greenlight

Posted in Blog by - May 01, 2016

Wheel of Time image courtesy of wikimedia.org [Original story by Tor.com]

Thursday, April 28, was an exciting day for Wheel of Time & Robert Jordan fans.

The late Robert Jordan’s fantasy series, Wheel of Time, has been, thus far, forgotten in the rush to procure TV and film properties of the fantasy and sci-fi literary genre. An excellent example is the highly popular Game of Thrones TV series. However, in an announcement late Thursday, Harriet McDougal, wife of the late Jordan, stated that a major studio has acquired the legal rights to the fantasy epic.

This is welcomed news to Wheel of Time …

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Author Review: Philippa Gregory

Posted in Blog by - Apr 29, 2016

If you’re looking for an intriguing new author, Philippa Gregory should be at the top of your reading list!

She is the author of several best selling novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl, and according to Time, “Philippa Gregory turns real-life historical royalty into royally entertaining novels.” As a graduate of the University of Sussex and a recipient of a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Gregory is a recognized authority on women’s history.

“The history of the women of the period has been very neglected because of this emphasis on battles and thus the male leaders.”

As an author, Gregory has found …

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Write to Publish Presentation

Posted in Presentation by - Apr 17, 2016

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