Why Are Chapters Used In Books?

open morning book

Sometimes the simplest questions are the ones that can be the biggest head scratchers, as well. Anyone who has ever had their 4 year old ask them a simple question about the world that made you stop and go “Huh?” know that feeling. There are certain practices that are more hard and fast rules when …

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Just How Many Books Did J.R.R. Tolkien Write?

JRR Tolkien 1925

J.R.R. Tolkien is a figure that is considered by many to be the grandfather of modern high fantasy fiction. While academics can argue and point out there were fantasy authors in his time and even before, it’s hard to deny the incredible influence that this author had on the genre. Most famous for his fictional …

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Are Paperback First Edition Books Valuable?

giant paperback book collection

Most of the discussion on this website about valuable antique books has been all about hardcovers, and there’s a reason for that. The first version of any book put out is almost always a hardcover, so for collectors the true first printing/first edition will be the hardcover version – which now has dust jacket and …

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How Many Books Should You Read in a Month?

reading in the park

At this point there aren’t going to be many arguments about whether or not reading is good for you. As long as you’re not reading complete mind-numbing trash, it’s accepted as a great habit and even reading that other stuff can have cognitive benefits. What’s interesting to me in today’s “Always Grind” society is the …

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Is Reading A Waste of Time?

couple reading book outside

It’s an online world, right? Whether or not you believe the MetaVerse will work out, it’s hard to argue that the Internet affects everything – politics, business, retail, education. Books were long seen as one of the main forms of education and advancement. They were a way to learn, a way to advance yourself, a …

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Are Books Double Spaced?

side by side draft manuscript comparisons

Books have been around for centuries, but sometimes it’s the little questions that just hit us as fascinating. One of those big questions is: are books double spaced? Printed books are single spaced but authors submitting manuscripts should always have their book manuscripts double spaced unless otherwise directed. These are the standard practices for book …

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Are Books Still Considered Entertainment?

Book opens to surreal fantasy world

The question “Are books entertainment?” seems very strange to me, but then again I’m an English major, MFA, and writer so I certainly have a different perspective on it than many people. I can only assume that this question comes up because of a dopamine-now society bombarding so many people whether it’s YouTube, TikTok, video …

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How Many Hobbit Books Are There?

Hobbit Inspired Home

Ah, The Hobbit. There have been so many adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy that followed a generation later. There is only one Hobbit book, that being The Hobbit published n 1937 by J.R.R. Tolkien. The intended sequel was never written, being transformed into the related but separate …

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