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Christine Rees Gives Back To Readers - Win A Gift Card!

Christine Rees Gives Back To Readers - Win A Gift Card!

Author Christine Rees (Hi! That’s me!) wants to give back to readers who have made her literary dreams come true. Every 3 months - March, June, September, and December - Christine will be drawing a reader at random who will win a $20 gift card for Indigo/Chapters, Barnes & Noble, OR Amazon (winner’s choice). Yes, that means a winner will be drawn at the end of March!

Why Are So Many Adults Reading Teen Fiction?

Why Are So Many Adults Reading Teen Fiction?

Approximately 70% of young adult readers are over the age of 18. For many of us, our love for the genre all began with a wizard named Harry and his magical friends Ron and Hermoine. But WHY are we all still reading books about teenagers as adults?

6 Reasons Why Reading Is Good For Your Mental Health

6 Reasons Why Reading Is Good For Your Mental Health

Did you know that reading has a positive affect on your mental health? Reading offers us a chance to escape by getting lost in a new world for a little while, improve intelligence, promote relaxation, and cultivate emotional awareness.

9 New Year’s Resolutions For Writers

9 New Year’s Resolutions For Writers

New year, new me? It’s that time again—time to come up with that New Year’s resolution! As writers, we are always open to the idea of improvement and broadening our minds to creativity for the sake of a story. Now that it’s 2019, here are 9 New Year’s Resolutions to consider:

8 Books To Read Over The Holidays

8 Books To Read Over The Holidays

It’s the perfect time to cozy up on the couch with a fluffy blanket, a warm drink (I prefer hot chocolate, but you do you), twinkly lights, and a good book. From YA fiction to classics, these 8 holiday-themed reads are bound to get you into the spirit (if you aren’t already!) and provide you with a reason to stay out of the cold.

Why You Shouldn't Book Shame Readers

Why You Shouldn't Book Shame Readers

You shouldn’t do it. Readers shouldn’t have to put up with it. And we shouldn’t have to hear about it. But we do. So friends, today’s post is all about book shaming. What is it? Why does it suck? Why does it matter? This post aims to encourage the celebration of reading anything and all genres.

Why You Should Write Book Reviews

Why You Should Write Book Reviews

We’re all guilty of it. We really LOVE something, yet we forget to share our appreciation by simply writing a good review. Maybe it’s because we underrepresent their importance. So, if you don’t write reviews, let’s debunk your excuses for why not.

What's a TBR Pile?

What's a TBR Pile?

What’s a TBR pile … and do you already have one?

TBR stands for to be read, referring to the number of books someone wants to read. If you're an avid reader like me, then your TBR pile is practically reaching the moon by now. Every time you make a dent in it, you find shinier, new books to collect. Is there a method to the madness?