Reading

Booming Ahead of Boomers
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson offers the poem Booming Ahead of Boomers from her chapbook “Deeper Into the Pond: A Celebration of Femininity” coauthored across continents with Magdalena ball because she hopes it helps put an end to the idea that women only have a few good years. You know, that old wives’ tale that has percolated among women since time began. She says, “Trust me! The last ones are among the best!”  read more
Social Media’s Influence on Reading Habits: Pros and Cons
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Last week, we explored the world of mindful reading. Today, we shift gears to examine an unavoidable aspect of modern life—social media. In my work at Reader Views, I’ve observed firsthand how these platforms can both boost and challenge our reading habits. So, how exactly does social media impact the books we pick up—or don’t pick up? read more
Mindful Reading
Mindful Reading: Immersing Yourself Fully in the World of Books
Mindful Reading: Immersing Yourself Fully in the World of Books 650 400 Reader Views
Today we’re diving into a topic close to the hearts of all book lovers—how to truly get the most out of your reading experience. Reading isn’t just about flipping through pages and reaching ‘The End.’ It’s an opportunity for deeper understanding, emotional connection, and yes, even personal growth. read more
Defeating Reading Slumps
Defeating Reading Slumps: A Novel Approach
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Ever found yourself in a reading slump? You’re not alone. It’s that bizarre phase when the act of reading feels more like a chore than a joy. A reading slump isn’t just a lack of interest in reading. It can be a mix of mental fatigue, external stresses, and even an overexposure to repetitive storylines. It’s the reader’s equivalent of writer’s block! read more
Author Street Teams: Building a Bookish Community
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Street teams. Don’t you just love that term? Picture it – people hitting the streets to deliver the news about your book! Learn how to find, connect, and nurture these teams to promote your work and deepen your connection with your audience. read more
Unwind During the Holidays with a Good Book
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We like to think that reading happens on a chair next to a window on a rainy day. Or maybe on our bed before we go to sleep. But the truth is that any time is a good time to pause and decompress through a good book. read more
Four Fulfilling Careers For Avid Readers
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Whether you like the feel of physical books or the convenience of e-books, there is nothing quite like reading something interesting or moving. And despite the world becoming increasingly visual, many people still love to read. Recent studies found that reading in the US experienced an uptick during the pandemic lockdowns with 75% of Americans saying they had read a book in 2021. Meanwhile, people are also picking up e-books more, with a recorded 30% compared to 25% in the previous year. With more people falling in love with reading, there will be more job seekers looking for a career that utilizes their new passion. read more
Diversity in Children’s Books
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As I often mention, I am a strong proponent of diverse, inclusive books that act as mirrors and windows for children. So, I naturally gravitate to diverse books where I can learn about people with customs and life experiences that differ from mine. Unfortunately, however, it seems many children’s books with diverse characters focus mainly on the struggles caused by their diversity. read more
Reading to Become an Author
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When I started working with Indie Authors twelve years ago, I had the surprise of my life when I learned many of them do not read regularly! I still do not understand how that is possible because my love for books developed as a reader since I was a child. I began writing in a diary when I was a pre-teen but really started experimenting with words, writing poetry and essays during my twenties. Although I did a lot of technical writing after college, it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I began writing articles and short stories for different publications. Throughout my life, I never stopped reading. Many of the books I read inspired me to write and even taught me the skills to write for publication. read more
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The Power of Great Opening Lines
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In this high speed world where we want everything now, the opening lines of your book are more important than ever. Today, Dr. Randy Overbeck shares his thoughts on crafting opening sentences to make the reader want more… read more