They say laughter is the best medicine. I say it has some competition with books.
I'm currently reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by the recently deceased writer, Robert M. Pirsig. It's a mind-blowing philosophical journey exploring classical vs romantic understanding. And, of course, such a book has made me start thinking about my own bookish questions...
It's summertime, which for many kids means hazy, lazy days diving into pools and bike rides until sunset. But, you don't want to just let those developing brains wither away in the hot sun! Learn how to get a book under those sunblock covered noses from someone who knows best - a teacher.
Not everyone is a "reader." To a reader that statement sounds crazy. But before you start ranting to a non-reader about how there is something wrong with him or her for not liking books, perhaps consider different approach.
It's Memorial Day Weekend in the US and where I live that means the pools are opening. Now, I know that this time of year people like to create "beach read" lists. But I don't always go to the beach for my summer vacation. I do however, go to the pool. So, instead, here is a "summer pool reads" list to kick off the pool season.
Some books just stick with you, for whatever reason. Sometimes it's not even because they are particularly amazing. It's just that something about them lodges in your brain like the lyrics to some random song and never leaves. So as my 10 for Tuesday, here are 10 books I read a long time ago, but still think about often and I can't seem to get out of my head.
Like with books and movies about children, I cannot watch a movie or read a book where a dog gets hurt or dies. For those of you who feel the same way, here are some safe dog-based lit books I found that should not make you cry (at least not because a dog dies) and you will be very happy that you read.
Having a quiet, cozy place is essential for any reader. But sometimes in a hectic house it can be hard to find a hideaway where you can steal a few hours (or even minutes) of reading time. So unless you're capable of reading amidst chaos, perhaps you need some help in the cozy reading nook department.