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Summer Reading with Percy Jackson & the Olympians

If you’re looking for a fantastic series for your child to read this summer, check out the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan! A perfect book series to tackle for summer reading! This post has been sponsored by Disney Book Group. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer Reading with Percy Jackson & The Olympians My children are natural readers. Their Christmas and birthday lists always have a few of their favorite book wants listed on there for us to purch...
Tags: Fun With the Kids, Giveaway, School, Sponsored, Summer, Daysofsummer, ReadRiordan, Reading

Instructions for a Funeral

Penned by Man Booker-nominated author David Means, Instructions for a Funeral is a poetic and poignant collection of short stories. From a tale about fatherhood to one that follows two FBI agents on a stakeout, the stories offer lifelong lessons about compassion, love, addiction and more. Each unlike the last, these tales not only thrill, but also also provoke contemplation.
Tags: Books, Design, Fiction, Reading, Fbi, David, Short Stories, Booker, David Means

How to Read More Books Without Stalling Out

Filmmaker Max Joseph wants to read more than one book a year—he wants to read one a week. So he asked a few voracious readers for advice, in a 38-minute video that includes lengthy tours of European bookstores. Here’s some of the best advice for never-readers who want to start reading more books.Read more...
Tags: Ebooks, Books, Education, Entertainment, Habits, Reading, Lifehacks, Audio Books, Max Joseph

How to Trick Your Kid Into Becoming a Book Lover

I’ve always been a huge book nerd, so my dreams of parenting definitely included my kids being as book-obsessed as I am. I love the experience of the real world melting away as I lose myself in a story, and I want my kids to know that feeling too. But when my son Lucas reached age 8, about the same age I was when I…Read more...
Tags: Books, Kids, Reading, Lifehacks

Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It

You're reading Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How often have you carved out time to meditate, only to squander those twenty to thirty minutes obsessively thinking of what you need to accomplish, or drifting off to sleep from exhaustion only to emerge with your anxieties intact? I can certainly attest to having this typ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Success, Reading, Meditation, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Productivity Tips, Calm, Self Education, Suggested Reading

'Rivet' Turns Your Kid's Favorite YouTube Videos Into Books

Android/iOS: My six-year-old has started reading YouTube videos, and I’m cool with it. She’s using a free children’s reading app called Rivet, which was just released. Rivet has a digital library of more than 2,000 books, ranging from a mythical tale about Pegasus to a guide to clouds. Read more...
Tags: Google, Kids, Youtube, Reading, Pegasus, Lifehacks, Reading Apps, Favorite YouTube Videos Into Books

Books + Beach Towels for Summer 2019

Dynamic duos for the ideal summer day off Winter provides the pleasure of reading a book while enveloped in a cozy blanket, but the warmer months grant us time to read under the sun. Whether at the beach or pool, in a backyard, on a rooftop or simply a slice of ground at a park, a book and towel is all that’s needed—and we here …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Fiction, Summer, History, Reading, Culture, Short Stories, Non-fiction, Reading Lists, Summer Reading, New Releases, Personal Essays

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About

This beguiling book is made up of 15 stories by 15 writers, each exploring their relationship with their mother. What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About began as a moving personal essay by Michele Filgate, the book’s editor, and is unputdownable. Whether estranged or close, funny, tender, heartbreaking or mystifying, each of these mother/child dynamics is complex and entirely unique—yet readers will see themselves in …
Tags: Books, Design, Reading, Mother, Essays, Don, Simon And Schuster, Personal Essays, Michele Filgate, What My Mother

Joy Division: The Oral History

Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Reading, Punk, Manchester, Joy Division, Bands, Bernard Sumner, Jon Savage, Tony Wilson, New Wave, Post Punk, Peter Hook Stephen Morris, Rob Gretton Factory Records co

Google’s latest app, Rivet, uses speech processing to help kids learn to read

Rivet, a new app from Google’s in-house incubator, wants to help children struggling to read. The app hails from Area 120 — Google’s workshop for experimental projects — and includes over 2,000 free books for kids as well as an in-app assistant that can help kids when they get stuck on a word by way of advanced speech technology. For example, if the child is having difficulties with a word they can tap it to hear it pronounced or they can say it themselves out loud to be shown in the app which p...
Tags: Google, Apps, Kids, Education, Parents, Children, India, Tech, Reading, United States, Voice, Rivet, Area 120, Speech Processing, Ben Turtel, Turtel

Black is the Body

Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine is a memoir, made up of several personal essays that meld together the experiences of author Emily Bernard’s family. From growing up black in the South to addressing interracial marriage, international adoption and motherhood, the book tells a tale of race in America—but it’s more than that. Anchored by a horrific violent …
Tags: Books, Politics, Design, Race, Reading, Writers, Summer Reading, Memoirs, Emily Bernard

6 fantastic new children’s and YA books to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is a great excuse to dive into some fantastic new children’s books that teach kids about this rich culture — or cultures, I should say. Because Asia and the Pacific Islands cover a lot of territory, as kids are sure to learn this month. Happily, […]
Tags: Asia, Books, Shopping, Reading, Family Activities, Pacific Islands, Gifts For Kids, Books For Kids, Summer Activities, Educational Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Books, Reading With Kids, Asian History, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Read Movie Scripts With Your Kid

My 6-year-old and I have been enjoying a children’s book series called “You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You.” These books are formatted for two people to take turns reading different parts, like a script. We sit side-by-side, playing different characters and doing all the silly voices (I’m expecting a nod from the…Read more...
Tags: Kids, Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Movie Scripts

"You aren’t enjoying reading? Then read longer! Read faster! The problem is you!"

"But the corollary to this way of reading — of taking books down in gulps rather than sips — is that you will discover much more quickly when a book isn’t for you, and you can then set it aside without the nagging suspicion that you might have sabotaged it by your method of ingestion.... Once I’m actually enjoying a book, it really does feel as if the pages are turning themselves; I find myself reading in all the little pockets of time that were once reserved for the serious business of checking...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Reading, Netflix, Haruki Murakami, Ruth Rendell, Kafka, Meade, Ann Althouse, Mihaly Csikszentmihaly, Dolnick, Ben Dolnick

Read Rare Classic Children's Books for Free Through the Library of Congress

It’s the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week and the Library of Congress is celebrating by offering a free online collection of rare children’s books that first published more than a hundred years ago.Read more...
Tags: Congress, Library, Reading, Literacy, Lifehacks, Childrens Books

Play Karaoke Videos for Your Kid Who Loves Music but Hates Reading

Some kids are natural bookworms, happy to spend hours of their day curled up in a comfy chair with a stack of chapter books. And some kids are, well, not.Read more...
Tags: Music, Kids, Learning, Reading, Lifehacks, Karaoke

Have you ever read a book, reached the end, then turned back to page one and started reading it again?

Instead of going on to your next book, you instinctively know you've got to read the same book again. If this has ever happened to you, did you really continue and read the same book all the way to the end, so that the same book was really the next book you read? Please don't include short things, such as "The Cat in the Hat." I know children are happy to reread the same book, and I think they show the way to the instinct to reread, but I'm not interested in hearing about an adult choosing to re...
Tags: Law, Reading, Clover, Ann Althouse

Set Up a Calming Nook for Your Kid

We all need a little area where we can decompress after a long day, when we’re in a bad mood or when we just need a little alone time. For you, that might mean relaxing in a hot bath or reading a book in your favorite quiet spot. For kids, a dedicated calming area can be an oasis amid overstimulation, power struggles…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Serenity, Calming

6 Inspiring Books That Will Lift Your Mood

Losing yourself in the pages of a riveting novel or memoir is a legitimate form of therapy. Even better is coming away from the characters and the story with a renewed purpose and sense of hope. John Green, one of my favorite authors, said “Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.” I think that’s true especially for people who struggle with depression and anxiety or some other chronic illness that is stigmatized in our culture. Between the covers of a book, we find a n...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Books, Inspiration, Reading, Self-help, Santiago, Amsterdam, Shakespeare, Eddie, John Green, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Julius Caesar, Jonathan

"I'm just going to get ahead of the spin and announce that the Mueller report supports everything I already thought."

"And if the redactions were removed, it would support everything I already though[t] even more."Glenn Reynolds gets ahead of the spin.I almost feel sorry for the TV news people. They have to put on a show, but they'll have to talk about the report without reading it. It's 400 pages. What can they do except roll out some pre-written material?William Barr is doing a press conference on the report at 9:30, and the report won't be available until 11. That pretty much forces everyone to give immense ...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Reading, Fox, Msnbc, Gore, Bush, Glenn, Mueller, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Barr, Ann Althouse, William Barr

Reading Biographies

What makes us into who we are? I wondered about that early on, thanks to four rows of biographies in the children’s section of Porter Public Library. They were shelved separately from other books, even other biographies, in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Each featured a different person of importance, yet the worn spines … Continue reading Reading Biographies
Tags: Comics, Reading, Biographies, Childhood Reading

Finding Ourselves In Biographies

What makes us into who we are? I wondered about that early on, thanks to four rows of biographies in the children’s section of Porter Public Library. They were shelved separately from other books, even other biographies, in the Childhood of Famous Americans series. Each featured a different person of importance, yet the worn spines … Continue reading Finding Ourselves In Biographies
Tags: Comics, Reading, Biographies, Childhood Reading

Why Your Oldest Child Is Your Smartest Child

Parents of multiple children have long admitted that as each additional child comes along, the parenting standards get lower.Read more...
Tags: Education, Parenting, Reading, Siblings, Iq, Lifehacks

How to Read Aloud to Your Kid, According to Audiobook Narrators

Reading to your kids is important however you do it—at bedtime or during the day, with picture books or novels, on your own or with zany sound effects. Hey, science says so. But if you’re feeling like your readings are becoming a little lackluster, or you just want to up your game, here’s some advice from those who…Read more...
Tags: Audiobooks, Kids, Book, Reading, Lifehacks, Audiobook Narrators

paper books

I was recently offered boxes of books.  Specifically they were boxes of books from my childhood, teen years, and twenties.  These books have resided in boxes at my parents’ house through a couple of moves, so not only are the books old, they are well-traveled.  My primary concern with taking ownership of long-abandoned boxes of books hinges largely on the the lack of bookshelf space for them.  Over the past half decade plus I have built a space for books in my life which centers on the idea that...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, General, Marketing, Reading, Thoughts, Marie Kondo, Reading Books, Battlefield Earth, Gibran Vonnegut

10 incredible new children’s books this spring, from the biggest names in children’s literature

Spring is in the air at my house, and I’m channeling my energy into refreshing our bookshelves. We’ve taken boxes of old books to the used bookstore, and we’re making room for some new favorites. Because the best new children’s books coming out this spring happen to be from the very best authors and illustrators […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, Reading, Picture books, Gifts For Kids, Books For Kids, Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Books, Reading With Kids

Neil Chapman: Perfume

Perfume PosseNeil Chapman: Perfume Hi there Posse! It’s not every day your mate releases a book about perfume. Last week it happened for me. Neil Chapman, longtime blogger under the guise of The Black Narcissus, has written a book about perfume and the finding… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseNeil Chapman: Perfume
Tags: Reviews, Shopping, Review, Book, Book Review, Reading, Beauty, Fragrance, New Book, Portia, Amazing Perfume Bloggers, Neil Chapman, Perfume: In Search Of Your Signature Scent, PosseNeil Chapman, The Black Narcissus

Time, Time, Your Next Speech Is All About Time

You only have a limited amount of time to give your next speech Image Credit: Alex The Shutter As we are putting together our next speech, we may get caught up in the moment and the importance of public speaking. We have so many great things that we want to share with our audience that we we keep adding more and more content to our speech in order to make sure that we share all of it with them. This, of course, brings up a significant problem for every speaker. We have only been allocated so...
Tags: Microsoft, Speakers, Time, Reading, Silent, Alex, Conclusion, Audience, Clock, Changes, Speaking, Cut, Draft, 2 - Organize, Courtesy, Jim Anderson

Your Library's Free Digital Magazines Are a Great Alternative to Apple's News+

I know. I can’t recall the last time I set foot in a public library, either—no matter how much I love that “stacks of books” smell. But if you don’t have a library card, you don’t even know what your nearest local public library is, or you are contemplating paying Apple $10 each month to read magazines, you owe it to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Free, Library, Reading, Magazines, Lifehacks

Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It) 

A national reading survey by Scholastic reveals something they’re calling the “decline by nine.” According to the report, the percentage of kids defined as frequent readers—those who read books for fun five to seven days a week— drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. Between ages eight and nine,…Read more...
Tags: Books, Kids, Parenting, Reading, Lifehacks, Scholastic