There’s no doubt that many of us have done it. We read a certain book, and it refreshes, excites, and motivates. It’s only natural that we move on to another book by the same author, or at least in the same genre. And before we know it, we’re stuck in one genre. Adults seem to have this problem more than children, who tend to be … Continue reading Blind Date with a Book and Stepping Out of Your Favorite Genre
Most readers have one thing in common: they can’t stand spoilers. For some, having a plot twist revealed or a mystery solved is a deal breaker that sends the book straight back to the shelf. Other readers, however, actually enjoy having a book spoiled. There’s even the odd friend who goes out of his or her way to seek spoilers out, searching book plots on … Continue reading Spoiling Spoilers
Some people define themselves as “re-readers”, always finding reasons to come back to the same stories again and again. Others just don’t see the point. However, there may be a number of reasons why re-reading an old favorite might make for a better reading experience. 1. They make for a comfortable read. Books can be challenging, thought-provoking, troubling, hilarious – but let’s face it, sometimes you … Continue reading Reasons to Return
After a difficult start, the pounds are at last falling away. Now that I’ve shaved a couple off with a strict diet regimen, I’m feeling fitter and friskier and ready to run. Around the bookstore, there are a couple of different routines I follow. First, I jump into the window and knock the decorations down, making sure to leave destruction in my wake. Then I … Continue reading Cat-ercize
One of the great things we at BookMarx get to experience is being host to Franciscan students come to write papers, study for exams, or go through class notes. We love to provide them with a comfortable environment to do their schoolwork, because we know how important it is to have a good place to study. Something that may be just as helpful for your … Continue reading Studying Green at BookMarx
by Kitty Ferguson I am sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch of the Paradise Hotel, taking in the night sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach. Radios are blaring. Car and trucks motors are revving up as they cruise up and down the boulevard. Young children are screaming and squealing with delight as they run around a busy parking garage. Cars have to … Continue reading Contrast Assignment: A Writer Submission
The New Year is still new, and resolutions are still being resolved! One thing that frequently makes an appearance on a resolution list? Learning a new language. Studying a foreign language can be daunting! Even if you have some fuzzy memories of that Spanish 101 class back in high school, you might feel intimidated at the thought of tackling it all again. One of the … Continue reading Sprechen Sie Deutsch?