Books, Reading, & Libraries

Literacy: The Building Block for Everything


“More than 20 percent of adults read at or below a fifth-grade level — far below the level needed to earn a living wage.” – National Institute for Literacy “Nearly half of America’s adults are poor readers, or ‘functionally illiterate.’ They can’t carry out simple tasks like balancing check books, reading drug labels or writing …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 04/01/16

Library Haul & Reading List 04/01/16

Well, the big news this week is that I finally finished the draft and first round of edits on book two of the Threads of the Moirae series, tentatively titled Avenging Fate. It has now gone to my beta readers for further input. It took a lot longer than book one because I’ve had so …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Become a Better Writer: Preserve and Improve Your Reading Skills


It’s no secret that reading and writing go hand in hand. Most successful writers are avid readers. We learn our craft by reading and dissecting the works of others. We take inspiration from them and we learn from their failures. But our reading skills may not be what they once were. New research shows that …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 03/25/16


The list is very short this week and is in eBook format (thus no cool picture at the top of this post). It’s crazy around here and I haven’t even had a chance to get out to the library or read very much. I had to settle for borrowing an eBook and I’m not even …