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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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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What Do Libraries Do with Old Books?

boxes books at book sale

Many libraries have a limited amount of space. I grew up with a great small town library but even their new building had only so much space for book shelves, new books, and even storage for boxes of books when they had their annual fundraising sale. So with constant new titles coming in, how do …

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Are Books Dying? The Answer Might Surprise You!

man reading in field

What more appropriate way to open an article about books than with a Mark Twain quote: “Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.” The same could be said to apply to the general “common knowledge” that books are dying. While there are certain areas where books are in decline depending on what numbers you’re …

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How Many Books Can You Read at the Same Time?

pile school books

One of the common questions I hear is how many books can a person read at the same time. While an obvious answer is “As many as you want,” does that really answer the question? I’d say no, because that answer is missing the point of this question. This isn’t about sheer numbers, but it …

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