Blog posts tagged "reading"

Compass, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, leaves, cards, and journals on a desk
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Sep. 05, 2023 - 4:15 pm
I long to take a book lover’s journey around the world. But a very specific one. I guess we could call it a Reader’s Rove, because I want to visit all the marvelous places in the world that celebrate reading and libraries. Anythink is such an incredible environment that fosters curiosity and...
A woman reading by a pool
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Jun. 15, 2022 - 4:05 pm
Picture it in your mind: the perfect summer day. Your children play quietly in the pool at your feet, glistening with aqua blue as the sun reflects off the water. Shadows of little waves dance across your face. In your hand is a cold beverage, sweating against your palm. You smell sunscreen touched...
Photo of a woman in bed surrounded by books
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Jan. 23, 2020 - 11:27 am
There is a great Stephen King quotes that reads, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” It’s one of my favorite quotes to haul out when I’m talking to new writers because it contains so much truth: if you are wanting to write a book, then you need to be...
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Jul. 26, 2017 - 1:29 pm
I often find myself asking, “How can I read more books?” Since starting work in libraries, my reading list has become a behemoth, overgrown with amazing content. The reality is that there will never be enough time for any of us to sit down and leisurely take in all of this fantastic material,...
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Aug. 06, 2015 - 11:16 am
It’s that time of year again – back-to-school time. And for many parents it’s a time to start thinking of all the various schooling options available, including homeschooling.  In recent weeks, I have personally spoken to some of you brave souls who have decided to embark on this adventure of...
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May. 02, 2015 - 10:56 am
Recently, I had the opportunity to facilitate book club here at Anythink Wright Farms where we discussed Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. I had never read Anna Quindlen before and I realized this is one of the many positives of belonging to a book club – reading something new and...
The Interrogative Mood
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May. 19, 2014 - 11:59 am
Summer is just around the corner and the kids are almost out of school, which can only mean one thing – road trip time! As a child I can remember my parents loading up the car to the gills and stuffing me and my two brothers in the back seat before setting off for another far corner of the country...
"Attachments" by Rainbow Rowell
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Jan. 10, 2014 - 11:51 am
Just like when you meet somebody for the first time that you just know you’ll become great friends with, it’s wonderful when you find an author whose writing "clicks" with you. This is the kind of author whose books you would buy the day they came out, without having read any reviews, simply...
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Jul. 30, 2013 - 10:14 am
Research conducted in early 2013 by the Pew Research Center on mobile Internet usage by adults shows 56 percent of Americans have a smartphone and 26 percent have an ereader. The research further notes that 55 percent of all cell phone owners use the Internet on their phone to check social...
Children who are surrounded by books learn to incorporate reading into their daily habits.
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Jul. 05, 2013 - 10:23 am
As a parent who raised two avid readers and also had a number of child literacy experiences here at Anythink, I would like to share my ideas to get kids to love reading. I am lucky enough to talk to caregivers of all ages every day, and I have seen many behaviors that help our children get excited...