Banned Books

15 Banned Books That You Must (Not) Read [VIDEO]

In the spirit of defying mob rule and maintaining our freedom of thought and expression, here is a follow up to our Banned Books post. These books represent not only our willingness to learn and choose to read what we want, but also our resilience to move forward and not forget the past.   Share […]

How Reading Novels Is Beneficial To Your Health

Why Reading Is Beneficial To Your Health

You’ve probably seen that inspirational poster with the tagline “Minds are like parachutes; They work best when open.” It’s a clever quip, but it also begs the question: how exactly do you open your mind? Well, a growing body of scientific evidence shows that reading (and fiction reading in particular) contributes to higher intelligence, more […]

Scary Horror Book Recommendations

13 Horror Books To Make Your Skin Crawl [VIDEO]

It’s that time of the year once again, when we look into the darkest corners of the night for that thrill one can only get from a good horror story. Whether it is psychological, supernatural, or surreal fear, these 13 books will make your skin crawl and hopefully aid in your search for that which […]

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How Many Books Does the Average Person Read?

The Pew Research Center released their latest data on American reading habits, and the results show some interesting — and somewhat surprising — trends. Roughly 72 percent of American adults read a book in 2015, continuing a gradual decline over the last 5 years (from 79 percent in 2011). However, these stats include people who […]

Proper reading posture for speed reading

Proper Reading Posture for Speed Reading

If you are one of our avid followers, you should already be familiar with the fundamental concepts and techniques involved with reading efficiently. But we all know that just because you know how to practice a skill, that doesn’t mean you won’t have the urge to fall back into old reading habits. Likewise, if you plan […]

Banned Books Week

15 Must (Not) Read Titles to Celebrate Banned Books Week!

Freedom of speech is a proud American tradition, but there will always be groups who would rather use censorship to force their own agenda than start a conversation. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of attempts to forbid certain titles in American schools, libraries and bookstores. […]