Tag Archives: pleasure reading

The Gestalt: What How to Read the Bible, a Novel and Making Military Decisions Have in Common

I am reposting this blog from January as I have recently had clients asking about how to do these kinds of reading.  It says that a blog on the military’s need for big picture would soon follow. It didn’t.  But this time it will! … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Update: Did You Get Your Novel Written?

“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.“ –W. Somerset Maugham Last month 311,575 writers took the pledge to write a 50,000 word novel.  A daunting challenge for sure.  If you’re still skeptical … Continue reading

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Write a Novel in 30 days?!

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Started in July of 1999 with just 21 participants, NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write a complete … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Book Week: September 18 – 24, 2022

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its shame.“ –Oscar Wilde This Blog was first posted in 2013.  Banned Book Week is annual observance starting in 1982 sponsored by the American Library Association, in … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Visit Your Local Library

“When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.”–Jean Fritz, children’s author In difficult economic times libraries are vulnerable to drastic budget cuts, yet it is in hard times that many people discover the myriad benefits of their … Continue reading

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Great Speed Reading Techniques That save you time!

 Recently, Bonnie James, President of Advanced Reading Concepts was a guest of Mary B. Relotto on the Dames Bond’s Columbus BizTV show. She shared some of the Myths of Speed Reading and tips on how to read faster. You can watch it … Continue reading

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Why Teach Literature?

“When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.” –James Earl Jones School without To Kill a Mockingbird, … Continue reading

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12 Christmas Classics To Read This Season

“What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more….“–Dr. Seuss Starting when my son was small and continuing with him and his sons, our Christmas Eve tradition is to start … Continue reading

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Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Is Also a Gifted Speedreader

“He read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series when he was four, and we said, ‘O.k., we’re going to have to keep him from getting bored.’”  –Ron Kluwe, father of Chris Kluwe When I think of famous speedreaders, I think of John … Continue reading

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Read a Banned Book

“To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list.“–John Aiken Celebrate the freedom to read what you want and having an open mind during Banned Book Week, September 30-October 6, 2012.  We have listed below ten frequently challenged classics.  The … Continue reading

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