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The mental benefits of reading fiction

Despite fiction being around for quite a long time, there are still people who don’t understand why there is a need for it. Different studies have been conducted proving how fiction affects humans psychologically and cognitively. Fiction helps improve social skills Reading fiction develops one’s ability to read people. According to a study from the

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The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes


Sherlock Holmes is one of the most formidable literary characters in history. First appearing in The Strand back in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character has been the protagonist of dozens of mystery stories, all of which are still considered classics today. More than a century since, people have all but forgotten the enigmatic super-sleuth.

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Author Spotlight: Neil Gaiman


Known for dark gothic tales enjoyed by all ages, Neil Gaiman, now fifty-five, is a British science fiction and fantasy author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter. Early Interests Born in Hampshire UK, Neil grew up reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Gene Wolfe, GK Chesterton, James Branch Cabell, Michael Moorcock, and

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10 Tips on Starting a Bullet Journal

Writers and editors tend to be very scatterbrained. They handle multiple projects, hatch a lot of ideas, and juggle day-to-day living. They try to keep up with everything they have to do using dozens of sticky notes, planners, journals, and jotters. Bullet journaling is a note-taking system which, as the name suggests, uses bullets as

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Author Spotlight: Beverly Cleary


For a lot of readers, Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins were ideal companions through the years between being a kid and becoming a grown-up. Beverly Cleary, the creator of these characters, recently celebrated her 100th birthday. A Struggling Reader Beverly Cleary grew up in a small Oregon town that didn’t have its own library. Because

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