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Tips for improving reading fluency #infographic

Tips for improving reading fluency (infographic)

Fluent readers read with better accuracy, speed, and expression. Compared to nonfluent readers (who have skills in vocabulary or syntax), fluent readers…

Ebook geek problems #39: Now, when I have the Kindle and the iPad, I’ve started reading printed books again.

Ebook geek problems #39

Now, when we have the Kindle and the iPad, we’ve started reading printed books again. Shared by Ola Kowalczyk

Which languages are easiest and hardest to learn #infographic

What languages are the easiest to learn? (infographic)

This infographic was released by Voxy a couple of years ago, but it’s worth sharing as it tries to sort popular languages…

NovelTea - The Picture of Earl Grey

NovelTea Tins are tea blends in tins shaped like books

A collection of tea blends from NovelTea is where the love for books meets the love for tea.

Valentine's Day 2017 deal on bestselling Kindle romance novels

Today only, New York Times bestseller romances are up to 80% off on Kindle

On Valentine’s Day 2017, you can get over 20 bestselling novels and save up to 80%. Nicholas Sparks, Robyn Carr, Rachel Van Dyken, among others.

Book illustrations by Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu

Clever illustrations explain the value of books in life (pictures)

We frequently feature artists who focus on showing how important the books are in our lives. One of most clever book illustrations…

Which literary couple are you? #infographic

Which famous literary couple are you? (infographic)

This wonderful flowchart was prepared for Valentine’s Day by the team from Penguin Books. When you answer a couple of questions, you…

A history of Harry Potter's Hogwarts house points #infographic

A handy guide to Hogwarts house points (infographic)

Throughout the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts teachers use house points to punish and praise Harry Potter and his colleagues. Pottermore has just…

Common questions about ebooks answered #infographic

Most common questions about ebooks answered (infographic)

Early Bird Books, the site collecting ebook deals, has released a simple infographic that puts together the most common questions new ebook…

What's hot in literacy at a glance #infographic

Trends in literacy for 2017 (infographic)

International Literacy Association has just released an annual What’s Hot in Literacy report aimed at spotting the changing literacy trends from year…

Most popular OverDrive ebooks audiobooks 2016 #infographic

Most popular ebooks and audiobooks borrowed from OverDrive in 2016 (infographic)

Last year, OverDrive, a leading provider of ebooks and audiobooks to libraries, has seen a huge surge in the number of checkouts.…

Yoga for book lovers #infographic

12 yoga poses for book lovers (infographic)

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to make resolutions. Reading more books and getting in shape is on a…

PopSugar reading challenge 2017 #infographic

Take the 2017 reading challenge with these 40 book prompts

“A book recommended by a librarian,” “an audiobook,” and “a book that’s been mentioned in another book” are included in the Reading…

Ebook geek problems #36: Kindle syndrome - switching between a couple of books during one sitting.

Ebook geek problems #36

Kindle syndrome – switching between a couple of books during one sitting. Shared by Ola Kowalczyk

Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

Here are the winners of Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

Books by Liane Moriarty, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling, are among the winners of Goodreads Choice Awards 2016.

How learning languages affects our brain #infographic

How learning languages affects our brain (infographic)

Learning languages is more than just the ability to communicate with people who don’t know your mother tongue. The team from NeoMam…

Codex Silenda puzzle book - opened

A wooden book with complex puzzles you have to solve to proceed (pictures)

Codex Silenda is an astonishing steampunk puzzle book that has to be solved if you want to continue reading. Books and puzzles…

10 literary terms to impress your friends #infographic

10 literary terms to impress your friends (infographic)

Los Angeles-based illustrator Nathan Gelgud has prepared for Signature a chart that explains ten lesser-known literary terms. They will surely impress your…

Library organization in 1951 video

How the libraries were organized in the 1950s (video)

Chris Higgins has digged for Mental Floss the educational documentary produced in 1951. The 10-minute video explains the organization of the library,…

Reading stats in the US and tips for encouraging reading #infographic

Reading stats in the US and tips for encouraging reading (infographic)

27% of American adults haven’t read a single book in the past year. It will be hard to encourage them to change…