Back to Basics

Nothing is more exciting to me than the thought that this blog might help someone fall a little more in love with reading. That’s why sometimes I share tips and tricks I’ve learned after being a reader my whole life. The Back to Basics series focuses on things we all might struggle with, from reading comprehension to understanding difficult books. You can find all of the posts in this ongoing series below!

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Making Time: Reading is one of the best ways to lower stress, but we’re all so busy that it can feel impossible to read. Check out this post for thoughts on finding time versus making time, and which strategy might work best for you.

Making Sense: Reading comprehension is no joke. Even as adults, we sometimes read a page and forget everything we’ve just read. If that sounds familiar, check out these tips for boosting your comprehension.

Making Connections: Speaking of comprehension, one of the best ways to remember what you read is to connect it with other things in your life. Here are a few simple ways to make sure that’s part of your reading routine.

How to Read a Poem: Have you ever thought your English teachers were simply insane when it came to poetry? Well, here are four tips for reading and enjoying poetry, no English degree required!

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