The Importance of Re-reading during the Coronavirus Pandemic

A while ago, we posted a blog on the importance of re-reading books and other materials. Two of the key takeaways were these: “While many students are given credit of some sort for reading books during the school year (or completing a summer reading assignment), they are rarely, if ever, given credit for re-reading material. … Continue reading “The Importance of Re-reading during the Coronavirus Pandemic”


The Ups and Downs of Distance Learning in the Age of Coronavirus

Today, we’re trying a new format for the blog, since we’re all facing a very difficult situation stemming from the global pandemic. Education, while not at a standstill, has greatly changed by moving entirely to distance learning for the moment, and we need to determine a number of things as we move forward. Two of these … Continue reading “The Ups and Downs of Distance Learning in the Age of Coronavirus”


Stop the Summer Slide Early this Year

As the last of the school bells ring sometime in May or June of every year, kids race out of classes and into a summer they hope will be filled with fun and adventure. Very few think about reading and the need to keep up with their hard-earned skills from the previous academic year. This … Continue reading “Stop the Summer Slide Early this Year”


Dolly Parton’s Literary Legacy Continues

A short time ago, we discussed Dolly Parton’s creation of the Imagination Library program in 1995. The non-profit program, underwritten by local libraries and other community institutions, provides one free book a month to children from newborns to five years old. From its small start in Sevier County, where Parton grew up, the Library has grown … Continue reading “Dolly Parton’s Literary Legacy Continues”


Guest Blog: 8 Factors to Consider when Choosing an eReader

By Kenny Trinh Editor of the gadget review publication netbooknews.com (https://www.netbooknews.com/) [Editor’s note: Periodically we like to open up our blog to others in the reading and education industries, to get a wider perspective of the discoveries and trends happening in these fields. Mr. Trinh graciously offered to contribute today’s post, which has been edited … Continue reading “Guest Blog: 8 Factors to Consider when Choosing an eReader”


Dolly Parton’s Legacy to Literacy

When most people think of Dolly Parton, they think of a country music superstar and sometime actress; rarely do they mention her in the same breath as education and the push for early literacy. However, through her Imagination Library program, Parton has literally changed millions of U.S. children’s lives by giving them the gift of … Continue reading “Dolly Parton’s Legacy to Literacy”


Book/Reading-Related New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s comes with a slew of resolutions — often about money or diet — that somehow don’t last past a few weeks, or at most a month. Why not change that up this year and make some reading/book resolutions that will keep you engaged to the end of the year and probably beyond? Here … Continue reading “Book/Reading-Related New Year’s Resolutions”


Authors, Developing Words – Fiona Quinn, Part 1

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a continuing series on how writers craft words to express their ideas and to connect with readers. The interview with Ms. Quinn was conducted by Miriam Ruff on May 15, 2019, and is divided in two parts. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity. AceReader had … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Fiona Quinn, Part 1”


Authors, Developing Words – Chris Ward, Part 2

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a continuing series on how writers craft words to express their ideas and to connect with readers. The interview with Mr. Ward was conducted by Miriam Ruff on June 27, 2019, and is divided in two parts. You can read Part 1 here. It has been lightly edited … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Chris Ward, Part 2”


Authors, Developing Words – Chris Ward, Part 1

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a continuing series on how writers craft words to express their ideas and to connect with readers. The interview was conducted by Miriam Ruff on June 27, 2019, and it is divided into two parts. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity.] MR: Welcome to the … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Chris Ward, Part 1”