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Why Should We Read?

Why Should We Read?

Why do we read? Why do we need to read? Okay. Yes, we do need to read just to live in this world: reading street signs, restaurant menus, our phones. Let me rephrase the question then. Why do we read books? All right, yes, non-fiction books can help us learn things, like our textbooks and literally anything else that we want to learn about. So, let me rephrase the question again. Why do we read fiction books? What exactly do…

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5 Tips for Reading More

5 Tips for Reading More

Reading. It is usually the bane of our existence, or it is the very water we breathe. Either way, chances are you don’t read nearly as much as you should or want to. I know that I definitely don’t. So, here are a few of my favorite tips on how to read more. In the morning Some of you are looking at that title and going, “I don’t have time in the morning to read.” I get that, truly, I…

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Reading for Writing

Reading for Writing

I’m sure that all writers at some point or other have heard the saying “Reading for writing” or another form of it. This thought is pretty widely accepted, but does everyone understand why it’s important? One fascinating thing about the many genres is that they are all written differently, and the readers have different expectations for each. For instance, if you were reading a romance story, you probably wouldn’t anticipate car chases and shootouts in it. And you wouldn’t expect…

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