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What is... psychology series

What is… Psychological Effects on Reading

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term isn't so much a term as a category. We're going to look at psychological effects that impact the process of reading. Missing Letter Effect If someone is asked to identify each occurrence of a particular letter in a… Continue reading What is… Psychological Effects on Reading

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Blogging and writing, blogging community, Book reviews

Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output.  This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value… Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

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Blogging and writing

Who I am as a reader

This is a follow-up to a post last weekend about my identity as a writer. Much like I've always like to write, I've always liked to read.  I'm grateful that this was something my parents instilled in me from very early on.  Childhood favourites included Anne of Green Gables and the Little House on the… Continue reading Who I am as a reader

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Blogging and writing, Book reviews

Why I Like to Review Books

Do I actually know anything about how one is "supposed" to review books?  Absolutely not.  But I like doing them anyway, and here's why. I used to read a lot.  I always enjoyed non-fiction, but probably the majority of what I used to read was fiction.  Depression definitely makes reading harder.  Concentration is a challenge,… Continue reading Why I Like to Review Books