Mindfulness and Reading

Mindfulness is a state of being where you are present only in the moment, no matter what you’re doing. It’s similar to meditation in that you notice and focus on your breathing, but it also encompasses much more. If you’re on a walk, you might take notice of the sound your feet make on the … Continue reading “Mindfulness and Reading”


Podcast Interview with Reader, Editor, and Writer Patrick LoBrutto

Patrick LoBrutto has been an editor, author, and anthologist for over 30 years. He has worked for Ace Books, Doubleday, M. Evans, Random House, Kensington, Stealth Press (an internet publisher) and Bantam, working with authors that include Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Eric Van Lustbader, Walter Tevis (the author of The Hustler and The Color of … Continue reading “Podcast Interview with Reader, Editor, and Writer Patrick LoBrutto”


Interview with Fiona Quinn – Reader, Writer, and Homeschool Mom (Part 1)

[Editor’s note: This interview was conducted by Miriam Ruff to trace one person’s path as a reader; to demonstrate the relationship between writing and reading; and to convey the experiences of a homeschool mom teaching her children the love of reading. It has been edited slightly for length, fluency, and clarity.] MR: You are an … Continue reading “Interview with Fiona Quinn – Reader, Writer, and Homeschool Mom (Part 1)”


The Effect of Librarians on Reading Success

If you’ve gone to school, you’ve almost certainly asked a librarian for help finding a book for one of your classes. In my formative years, the librarian at my local library was a staple in my life, recommending books, asking me questions about what I liked and didn’t like, what I thought of the last … Continue reading “The Effect of Librarians on Reading Success”