Love of reading is often passed through generations and friendships by example. In other words, witnessing someone else enjoy reading encourages us to read. Our Books Make a Difference challenge to you as the new school year begins: Encourage others around you to read by showing them how much you enjoy reading a good book! What better way to select your next good read than a recommendation from a fellow book lover? Don’t let summer reading end with the summer days! #KeepReading In this Readers Write, we asked: What were your favorite #SummerReads? […]
It began when a young military spouse reached out for help. More than forty military family writers responded by sharing their encouraging stories and experience from both everyday and extraordinary moments. The result? A menu of personal stories about life, amidst the added challenges of military life. And a worldwide gathering of friends, bringing civilian and military communities to the table to support military families. […]Read more...
Award-winning illustrator Nina Victor Crittenden sits at her home studio and begins to paint. Shy and modest, she’s hesitant to talk about herself, but the words come easier as she strokes her watercolor brush across the back of a flying dragon. A certified veterinary technician, Nina is an animal lover. She says, “What I love about being an artist is that I can draw pictures of dogs and cats and horses … It gives me a chance to combine two things I really love: artwork and animals.” […]
Suri Sehgal helped revolutionize hybrid corn breeding around the world, but it is seeds of kindness and generosity that he and his wife, Edda, plant in the garden of life. Through the Sehgal Foundation, they empower villagers in rural India to create their own positive change. The award-winning biography Seeds for Change by Marly Cornell shares the inspiring story of a humble couple making a difference, one seed at a time. […]
Schooled by frequent moves, military spouses become adept at creating community for themselves. Navy wife and author Andria Williams finds connection through literature. With her first novel complete, Andria’s 4:30 a.m. writing discipline left her looking for another creative outlet. In the midst of searching for a publisher and preparing for her husband’s deployment, Andria created the Military Spouse Book Review, a blog featuring book reviews by military-connected women. She envisioned a blog for readers, but discovered a community of book-loving writers. […]
Ever wondered whether the man standing in line behind you at the grocery store might be a spy? Espionage is intriguing, and people love to read about their favorite spies—real and make believe. Deception is reality in a world where a shirt button, wristwatch, or hairbrush holds a camera, and an umbrella or lipstick case is a deadly weapon. For book lovers, a pair of libraries at the International Spy Museum adds to the intrigue. […]