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”


Authors, Developing Words – Philippa Gregory

[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.] Born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1954, Philippa Gregory later moved to Bristol, England. She has been publishing historical fiction since 1987, most especially stories set within England’s Tudor period. Her best-known … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Philippa Gregory”


Authors, Developing Words – Octavia Butler

[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.] It’s “Jeopardy!” time. The answer is: “She was one of the few female African American science fiction writers, one who won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for her work, and one … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words – Octavia Butler”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 16: Printing and its Effect on the World (Part 3 of 3)

[Editor’s note: This is the seventeenth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. It is also the third of a three-part discussion of the rise of printing and its effect on various civilizations. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 16: Printing and its Effect on the World (Part 3 of 3)”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 15: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 2 of 3)

[Editor’s note: This is the sixteenth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. It is also the second of a three-part discussion of the rise of printing and its effect on various civilizations. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 15: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 2 of 3)”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 14: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 1 of 3)

[Editor’s note: This is the fifteenth of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. It is also the first of a three-part discussion of the rise of printing and its effect on various civilizations. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 14: Printing and the Spread of Writing (Part 1 of 3)”