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How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not a Life Coach)

How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not a Life Coach)

Each family has their own unique combination of both conscious and unconscious priorities. The difference between a great book and a mediocre one is whether the message is strong enough to reinforce those priorities or, at times, conflict with them.

How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not an Art Critic)

How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not an Art Critic)

What sets amazing illustrations apart from less dazzling ones? You don't have to know how to pronounce gouache or subscribe to ARTnews to spot greatness. It's one simple thing.
grandma reading with two kids

How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not a Literary Critic)

With time and energy in short supply, reading good books makes much more sense than slogging our way through so-so ones. So what is it that separates the exceptional from the mediocre? We think it boils down to two things.

4 Easy Tricks for Hitting the Library Jackpot

4 Easy Tricks for Hitting the Library Jackpot

It’s National Library Week. We should celebrate with cake, a parade, and seven days of NOTHING but reading. Ah, sweet bliss. As a kid and then as ...
Let's Have Some Fun!

Let's Have Some Fun!

Finding good books — really good books — to read together takes time. A lot of time, in fact. Time you either don’t have or could spend in other productive ways. So we developed a short, simple quiz — a treasure hunt, if you will — designed to give us some clues about what you might love.

What No One Tells You About Books (But Should)

What No One Tells You About Books (But Should)

For nearly two years, we've wrestled with the question do good books matter? The Literaseeds team unanimously agrees that they do, but we cringe a bit when we say it. And we've hesitated to say it to you too.