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Today Is International Literacy Day. Why Literacy Is Important and How You Can Help.

The world is limited for people who can’t read. Imagine not being able to read signs, medication labels, job applications, or a note from your child’s teacher, and not having the pleasure of reading a novel. Reading helped me survive … Continue reading

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I believe that love and compassion cut through hate.

I believe that love and compassion cut through hate. I believe that when we use them, they help make the world a kinder place. I believe this, even after all the hate used against me, all the hate my abusers … Continue reading

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Video: Cheryl Rainfield on the healing power of books, and her newest book STAINED

In honor of STAINED being released today, I made a new author video. I hope it speaks to you. I also have three downloadable freebies–articles on loving your body, being emotionally strong, and self-defense, another author video, and the STAINED … Continue reading

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Article on children’s & YA book buying – and how do you find books?

If you haven’t read it yet, there’s an interesting article in PW on people who buy children’s and YA books–the how and the why–based on a recent study. I loved reading that “books ranked number one over all other media … Continue reading

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Reading helps reduce your stress – even just 6 minutes!

Reading can help reduce your stress by as much as two thirds (or 68%), even if you only read for six minutes. And reading works better and faster than other methods to calm frazzled nerves such as listening to music, … Continue reading

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Book machine prints books while you wait

A new book machine–the Espresso–just launched in Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road bookstore in London prints and binds books on demand in five minutes, while customers wait. The Espresso offers a selection of almost half a million books, and Blackwell hopes … Continue reading

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I am so thankful for books and reading

Photo by MorBCN @ Flickr You know that Abba song, “Thank You For the Music”? With that joyful chorus: “So I say Thank you for the music, the songs I’m singing Thanks for all the joy they’re bringing Who can … Continue reading

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