According to various scientific studies, reading has measurable health benefits beyond the transient (or infinite) enjoyment you derive from simply reading stories and experiencing characters.

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In our February BookBaby Twitter Chat, Lauren Lynne, certified teacher and author of the young adult series The Secret Watchers, shared her thoughts on how to engage kids with reading and the importance of writing in the classroom.

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Writers can find inspiration, tips, and tricks just about anywhere. The internet is filled with blogs that offer unique insight into the writing process. But maybe you don’t need to sift through all those well-meaning mentors. Maybe you only need to make a trip to the library. Take a look at what some of your fellow book lovers are reading. Do you feel a kinship with any of them? If so, it is time you followed their lead. Read a book and improve your writing; you’ll be glad you did!

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