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5 Exciting YA Book Trends to Look for in 2016

Lisa Parkin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

Are you ready to discover the newest YA titles coming to a bookstore (or e-reader) near you in 2016?

Kids Helping Kids and Making a Difference

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 10.20.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

"Danger Season" started on October 1st. This is the time of year when the temperatures drop and the chill at night makes it the most desperate time for the children we serve. This is the time when children are cold, afraid and lonely.

Bread and Butter: On Love, Loss and Books

Megan G. Close | Posted 10.09.2015 | Books
Megan G. Close

I was lucky to have been born into a family of readers; bibliophilia is a genetic condition for us. Grannie used to tell me that ever since childhood she felt that she needed nothing else for happiness but a book and some bread and butter. I've always loved that image.

Gay Adoption Is Not Always Easy

Andrew Branham | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Branham

If I had to offer advice to other gay or straight couple's that are considering adoption it would be to simply 'do your homework.'

6 Self-Help Books That -- Really! -- Help | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.08.2015 | OWN

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How to Survive Your Husband's Hospital Stay

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

When my husband goes back to the hospital for another ten hour back surgery, as my son Sam wryly notes, "It's not our first rodeo." We know what to ...

Make Time for Rhyme

Susan B. Katz | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Susan B. Katz

I grew up on a diet of books by the master rhymer, Dr. Seuss. I devoured Green Eggs and Ham, the Sneetches and that crazy cat on the loose. As a teacher for 20 years, I did lots of rug read alouds. Rhyme sure does please the little listener crowds.

6 Steps to Raising a Bookworm

Sara Keagle | Posted 10.04.2015 | Parents
Sara Keagle

Get Caught Reading, in case it wasn't implied in the last tip. Be seen reading yourself. Read for pleasure; be the example. Like so many things in life, nothing could ever work quite as well as being their example.

Binge Reading Bad Guys

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Binge watching television shows is a relatively new phenomenon compared to binge reading. Like many before, a reader who discovers Sherlock Holmes for the first time is still apt to binge read their way through most of the Sherlockian canon before coming up for air.

Read Across the Globe Day: Children Worldwide Will be Given the Gift of Reading

Mia Toschi | Posted 10.01.2015 | Education
Mia Toschi

Ida lives in a New Jersey suburb just ten miles west of New York City. She's 62 years old, has kept the same job in a factory for twenty-nine years and lives in the home where she grew up and raised her family. But for years, she has lived with a secret that not even those closest to her knew: Ida cannot read.

YA Virtual Book Clubs Are on the Rise, and Here's Why You Should Join One Too!

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.

Art in the Blood - A Rousing Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bonnie MacBird 'found' Art in the Blood - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, as a manuscript hidden in a forgotten tome of Victorian medical lore, and has brought us another adventure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, as narrated by his companion, Dr. John Watson.

The #1 Activity All Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs MUST Do for Success!

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Don't you find it annoying, if not downright insulting when you read headlines that begin like the one I just wrote? When I read something promising that one "anything" will bring success, my cynical mind automatically thinks: "Yeah, right and I'm the Queen of England!"

Scandalously Sexy Romance Novels You Should Be Reading

Mara White | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Mara White

Not everyone likes to read romance. In fact, a lot of people like to poke fun at the genre and those who enjoy it. Then there are others who pretend they don't read it, or those who actually do read it, but only to talk about how much they didn't like it.

How to Read Books and Neglect Your Family

Kate Baer | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

I absolutely neglect my dishes and ignore my kids for the sake of reading, but there's more to it than that. But before I answer how I do it, let me tell you why.

13 Ways to Waste Time -- and How to Get It BACK!

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

My writing partner Paul Kraly and I decided that while we were still not suffering from triskaidekaphobia, we'd brainstorm a companion piece to the re...

Celebrate The Freedom To Read

Sari Feldman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Sari Feldman

The freedom to access and exchange information has long been the bedrock of American life, but in today's increasingly knowledge-based economy that freedom is perhaps more important than ever.

Will Movies and TV Shows Eventually Kill the Written Word?

Warren Adler | Posted 09.25.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

As a longtime practitioner of the art of fiction writing and a committed reader of the works of others, I have been thinking a great deal about the impact of the proliferating film/TV industry on the future of reading.

5 Ways to Make Every Week 'Back To School' Week

Byron Garrett | Posted 09.24.2015 | Education
Byron Garrett

Greatness may not be able to be taught, but it can be shown. While you've been reading about back to school sales and traffic reports, let's all work together to ensure that this back to school season helps our children and our country reach greatness.

The Books You're Fated to Read

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 09.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is that very particular exhilarating feeling, when you find a book so scrumptious and exotic you open it with a whisper and close it with a sigh. You've found this book through no one's urging or description or advertising. You wandered alone, woozy in towering aisles with books stacked up to another altitude, on a day when no one seems to have this same idea.

Is High School Ruining Reading?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

I have often felt that I am missing much of the joy I could be getting out of a book by reading it in class instead of on my own.

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.23.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something this fall for everyone.

10 Funny and Fast Reads

Kirkus | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books

"Kudos to Lawson for being a flagrant and witty spokesperson for this dark subject matter." Lawson (Let's Pretend This Never Happened, 2012), "The Bloggess," pokes fun at herself as she addresses the serious nature of her mental and physical illnesses.

Keeping Each Other Warm

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We can't lose sight of how many families may not even have pajamas to change into - how many children sleep in their clothes. How many families feel a cold that comes from neglect and loneliness. The change in weather only amplifies their chill.

6 Books To Curl Up With This Fall | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.22.2015 | OWN

Ring in the new season with these twisted fantasies, profound autobiographies and vivid collections of short stories. Also on HuffPost: ...