Accents are humanity’s craziest inventions. We craft our own languages, then some clever-clogs decides to start pronouncing the words all funny for some reason. That, ladies and gents, is my best guess for how the Scottish accent came to be. Probably Welsh, too. And maybe Texan. In the books we read, accents are an important… Continue reading Accents in Books: What Can Go Wrong?
We’re all busy people with lives to live. Jobs to despair through, plants to water and seven different meals to prepare for three children. For many of us there aren’t a lot of hours in the day to spare for recreation, but reading is worth making the effort for. As well as making us smarter,… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make Time for Reading
We all have that one friend who doesn’t read books. Madness, is what it is. It starts off as one of their bad habits that quickly becomes stubborn refusal when people say to them “what do you mean you don’t read books?” The judgement is real, so instead of succumbing to the shame, these… Continue reading 5 Ways to Convert Your Friends Who Don’t Read Books
If you’re a Capricorn, you probably don’t believe in astrology. But somewhere in your life there is a Pisces who lives by it (hi, Shelley!) Whether or not astrology has any bearing on our Universe, we can still have fun with it and sometimes, it gives us that boost of encouragement we need. If you’re… Continue reading What Book Genres to Read Based on Your Zodiac Sign
“Damsel in distress.” Don’t you just hate that saying? It reeks of dependency, and paints a picture of a blonde stick figure gasping as she faints at the sight of a mouse skittering by. The phrase has some seriously sexist undertones. It’s not as if there’s a male equivalent, although maybe there should be.… Continue reading Why We Still Need “Damsel in Distress” Stories