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7 Ways To Read More Books (That Don’t Involve Speed Reading): Critical Linking, April 1, 2018

Critical Linking is sponsored by Tomorrow by Damian Dibben, new from Hanover Square Press.

How many books do you read per year? Chances are, it’s not nearly as many as you’d like. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to up your reading intake. Like with any habit, once you form a reading routine and stick with it, you’ll be amazed at how many titles you’re crossing off your TBR list. Try these seven helpful tips to read more books and conquer your reading challenge.

I credit #2, #4, and #7 with how I get so much reading done. These are some great tips


You might not know about Regina Anderson, but you’ve probably heard of many of her friends. On a typical day in 1923 or 1924, Anderson might leave her desk at the 135th Street Branch of the New York Public Library and drop a letter to W.E.B. Du Bois in the mailbox. She may go home to her apartment on St. Nicholas Avenue to check up on her couchsurfer, Zora Neale Hurston. Or she might hit the town with Countee Cullen, and then finish out the night cooking bacon and eggs for Langston Hughes.

Nearly a century after it began, the Harlem Renaissance remains one of the preeminent cultural movements in American history. And although Anderson doesn’t show up in many contemporary accounts of the period, she was there the whole time: lending out books, throwing parties, fighting for opportunities of her own, and enabling the spread of ideas that made the era what it was.

What a fascinating history of a black librarian who was a critical part in the Harlem Renaissance


March Bookmarks: 18 New Books by Asian Writers

March is a month packed with Southern gothics, Partition diaries, postcards from the future, and books that re-map the universe.

March might be over, but this list of books by Asian Americans will only add to your TBR. 


The easiest way for children to listen to audiobooks (or a grown-up reading aloud!) is to give them something to do with their hands. Here are more than twenty fun activities for kids to do while they listen – you’ll be amazed at how well they can absorb and retain when their hands are busy!

Easy and practical ways to get kids to listen to more audiobooks (and let’s be real: these work for adults, too!). 

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