Tag: books


President Xi Encourages Whole Chinese Society To Read More

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. In the letter, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said […]


Banned Books On The Increase

The banning of books in schools has seen a steady rise, but 2021 has been an exceptional year. Most of the targeted books are about Black and L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association.  The country’s polarized politics has been blamed for fueling this new rise. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top […]


10 Favorite Books Across The Caribbean Diaspora

The Caribbean diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated, and affluent demographic whose socio-economic interests are many and varied.  Additionally, they represent a large segment of the book readers’ market that publishers cannot afford to ignore!  Below are the titles of 10 favorite books that one would find within the household of members of the diaspora: 1. To Kill A Mockingbird This […]


Bill Gates Releases His Summer Read For 2021

William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, recently announced his summer reading list for 2021. In a blog post announcing the list, Gates wrote, “When I finish one book and am deciding what to read next, there usually isn’t always rhyme or reason to what I pick. Sometimes I’ll read one […]


Former U.S. President Obama Shares Favorites

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is again sharing his annual lists of favorites. “This has become a fun little tradition for me, and I hope it is for you, too,” Obama noted. “This year’s list includes everything from explorations of class dynamics and relationships, to an inspired reboot of a classic graphic novel, to a portal back to one of […]


President Obama Continues Tradition Of Sharing Favorite Year-End List

President Obama, recently took to his Facebook page to share the books, music, and movies that not only held his interest but also were his favorites of 2018. The President noted, “As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the […]


Reading Stories Aloud To Young Children

Reading aloud to young children at home by a family member can be a beneficial engagement in the success of the child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional life. It builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Also, it can help children to cope during times of stress or anxiety. Read early and read often as experts suggest. Babies can enjoy listening to the […]


Tips For New Writers

Almost everyone has dreamed of writing a book. Whether it is a memoir detailing the interesting moments of their lives, or an exciting fantasy they’ve dreamed up in their heads, the desire to write is a common one. If you’ve ever wanted to get started on a novel of your very own, here are three things you need to do […]


President Obama’s 10 Best Books For 2017

In an age, where the reading of books seems to be an unbecoming art or one in which people are losing interest, former U.S. President Barack Obama continued the tradition of sharing the list of books he has read over the past year is both inspirational and motivational.   In a Facebook post, the former president noted, “During my presidency, I started […]


Books For Summer — Take 5!

Summer is here and there is no better time than now for one to take action in adding books to his or her reading list. Here are five books titles along with reviews gleaned from the Internet that one should consider: 1. And Then She Was GONE: A riveting new suspense novel Okay, so I’ve never heard I’d Christopher Greyson […]