To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is considered the most challenged and banned classic book, as per the American Library Association. The book has been consistently discouraged by schools for its racial and sexually charged themes. Authorities have also called it unethical for young minds. Despite the backlash, To Kill a Mockingbird is included in the list of most-assigned … [Read more...] about Are Book Bans the Reason Behind Some Book’s Popularity?
Since the day I got my first e-reader, I’ve been reading more books faster. When I realized this, I decided to search on the web to see if other e-reader users also experience the same. If so, what makes people read faster and more with e-readers?First, we landed on a blog posted by Simone and Her Books. Simon, the owner of the blog, found herself in the same situation that … [Read more...] about Do You Read Faster On An E-Reader Or A Physical Book?
Personally, I want to finish every book I start, even if it doesn't interest me. This is my psychology! I can't leave anything unfinished.But I think it's perfectly okay to stop reading a book that you don't enjoy. Forcing yourself to finish a story can leave you feeling frustrated, bored, and worst of all, you may lose your interest in reading.So, if you aren't … [Read more...] about Should You Stop Reading A Book If You’re Not Enjoying It?
A few days ago we shared a story on what appeared to be a fake book being sold on Amazon called 'Fire and Fury: The Story of the 2023 Maui Fire and its Implications for Climate Change'. There were many red flags with this book, including it was somehow published on August 10th, only 2 days into the fires, and the author, "Dr. Miles Stones", doesn’t seem to be a real … [Read more...] about Flood of Fake AI Books Causing Mistrust
Eat healthy. Do physical workouts. Stay happy. We all know these can add more years to your lifespan. But did you know reading books can also make you live longer?A 2016 study conducted at the Yale School of Public Health shows that book readers’ lifespan is up to two years longer than nonreaders’. According to Yale researchers, reading keeps our brain active and cultivates … [Read more...] about Want to Live Longer? Read More Books.
Do you enjoy reading peacefully in your bay window reading nook or near a fireplace during cold months? Or do you read while being surrounded by people - maybe in a café or when traveling? Or perhaps, you prefer to go to the nearby library.Everyone has an ideal environment in which they enjoy reading their favorite books. Mine is not one ideal environment because you'll I … [Read more...] about What is Your Favorite Book-Reading Environment?
How could a book about the Maui, Hawaii fires be written, edited, published and up for sale on Amazon already?About once a week I peruse Amazon for new books and releases. Imagine my shock when I came across a completed book on the August fires in Maui already up for sale? You know those fires... the ones still happening now? What on earth is going on?This is Fire and … [Read more...] about Amazon Bestselling Book Published 2 Days Into Maui Wildfires Raising Red Flags
If this is solely about ethics, then my answer is NO. Reading pirated books is entirely unethical. After all, you’re robbing someone of their hard work.Just imagine if someone steals your hard work or uses it without your consent. How does this feel? Authors feel the same way!So, buying and reading pirated books is an offence against moral justice.Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about Is Reading Pirated Books Ethical?
The answer depends on your comfort level and the magnification you need.Most e-readers today let you adjust the font size by pinching in or out on the page while reading. E-readers may not cause eye strains due to their build and the ability to enlarge fonts. So, I think you can read without using reading glasses as long as you’re comfortable.Some people with bad eye … [Read more...] about Do You Need Reading Glasses When Using E-Readers?
Given that tablets remain a popular choice for reading ebooks, we can say people read more ebooks on iPad.While not many latest stats are available (according to my research), I’ve gathered some information that may give an idea about iPad share of ebooks.As of 2010, iPad collected 22 percent of the ebook market since its launch. This, when e-reader was already in … [Read more...] about Do You Read More eBooks on the iPad?
Yes, a growing number of people read ebooks on their smartphones. It's a surprise that computers are ahead of smartphones when it comes to reading ebooks. And tablets are as popular as e-readers for digital book reading.This is surprising in the age when e-readers are becoming more advanced and popular than ever before. E-readers are devices intended for digital book … [Read more...] about Do People Read More On Their Smartphones?
Virtual book clubs became popular during the pandemic in the wake of social distancing. But these days, a trend has been noticed – businesses that are not necessarily bookish are also launching their own virtual book clubs.MUD\WTR, a coffee brand, is one such company which launched its book club in January with Atomic Habits by James Clear as its first title."We’re more … [Read more...] about Why Non-Book Brands are Also Launching Virtual Book Clubs
While researching some interesting, newsworthy topics on e-readers, I stumbled upon this Reddit post, "No real advancement in eBook readers in years."So, I decided to share my views on this blog.Well, as agreeing to some response, we need to understand that e-readers are not tablets. Both are different. E-readers are intended for reading books only. People want … [Read more...] about No Real Advancement in eBook Readers in Years?