Find the perfect book

May 12 Posted by Admin

Go to bookstores.

Bookstores are everywhere. You can find them along the street and even inside your favorite mall. More often than not, streamate bookshops contain almost all kinds of book you'd want to read about; whether you'd want them brand new or second hand. Ask the sales lady if they have books about OCD and topics related to the course illness, such as therapies and treatments. You can also inquire if they have something that contains written real life experiences from OCD sufferers. From live jasmin there you can learn more about how they stood up after being stricken by obsessive compulsive disorder.

Shop online.

If you are busy, or not in the mood to stroll on different jasmincams bookshops, you might as well hit the World Wide Web in order to hunt and find the right book suited to address whatever queries you have there. Google and make the most out from your favorite Jasminelive search engine. Usually, many sites would suggest either those who belong to the "top selling" category or those newly printed ones. Don't stress yourself out and let Jasmin Cam technology help you.

Consult the library.

You can find any book you'd want in the library. We learned that since pre school years. Ask your librarian about what's the best OCD book to read, I'm sure she'll be kind enough to give suggestions and even get it for you. The library is the most convenient way to learn from books as you just need a card to be able to borrow it without necessarily spending a single penny.

Ask your friends.

If you're lucky enough, you can borrow from them instead of buying one. If not, referrals from friends will also help. This would be an advantage if you were able to join any OCD support group. Solicit opinions about who's the best author, what's the best OCD topic to read about.

Before buying any book, do bother to check on the author's credentials and consider the price. Nothing's better than purchasing a book on the right price with the best of information in it.

Reading is more than just a hobby

September 18 Posted by Admin

Reading is one of the best ways to occupy your spare time. Reading books entertains you, and educates you. But have you ever wondered, once you get your hands on a book, what you could do with it, apart from reading and enjoying it?Well, one thing you could do is to write about that particular book. What I mean by that is to write a book review. The point is to let the world know about the good books you read so that other people will read them too. In return of that you will be rewarded in many ways.

Let us think how you should write your book reviews. My suggestion is, write how you came across the book, who the author is, what the content is, and what your opinion about the book is. Try to make it sound like you are telling one of your friends about a book that you have read. Adopt your own style, be your self. You are not being a book critique here. A book critique uses many literary terms and refers to many scholarly theories of literature and addresses a very specific audience, while you just express how a particular book has impressed you, using your own simple terms, addressing reading enthusiasts in general. Being a book critique is great, but is very formidable. If you intend to become one, writing book reviews can be your first step towards that goal.

Where could you publish your book reviews? My suggestion is to start a blog. A blog is a sort of simple Jasmine Live website that has gained immense popularity, particularly for being easy for anyone with out any knowledge of web designing to set up and administrate. Try to include "book reviews" in the blog URL as well as blog title. Once you have set up the blog, post your book reviews on it regularly and frequently, at least once a week. Embedding author interview videos in to your blog posts will be a good idea too.

Once you have your blog up and running, you need to tell the world about it. In other words, you need to generate traffic, targeted traffic at that, to the blog. There is a few ways you can do that. First of all search the web for other book review blogs, follow them, and comment on them, on a regular basis. A considerable number of them will return the favour. Also visit the websites of the authors of the books that you review, and express how you find their work, and let them know that you have reviewed their books on your blog, and provide the links. You need to take a very polite approach to this. Among other traffic generating methods are article marketing, forum marketing, search engine optimisation, social networking and book marking, subscriber list building, and RSS. Do not feel intimidated by the big words, they are only some techniques that you can learn online all by yourself.

Suppose you have a nice blog with a reasonable amount of traffic, what do you gain out of it. Well, it will improve your writing skills, and connect you with other like-minded people. It can even earn you some extra income too. You can implement pay-per-click advertising and affiliate marketing in to your blog to make it a source of extra income.

Well, that was way too much in a nutshell, I will have to write a series of articles to tell you exactly how to accomplish all these things. But my intention here is to point out the mere possibility of making your hobby of reading more interesting and profitable. You can learn every practical aspect of setting up and running a good book review blog online all by your self, that is a fact.

Personal library

December 29 Posted by Admin

Most bibliophiles choose book collection as a hobby and it often stems from the pure pleasure of reading. The art of book collection constitutes a well planned approach that culminates in accumulation of books from diverse genres. This resourceful and often lucrative hobby of book collection is passion inclined. There are however, many reasons behind its rising popularity.

The inspiring sources may be plenty and one of them is the zest to procure books of a genre. This may be followed with a fascination for books by a particular author. One book is all it takes to entice the reader to lap up more in the genre. The reasons may be manifold and few of them are discussed below:

'Genre' is the crux of book collection as it is important to know the category to which the particular book belongs. If the genre appeals to the reader, he is bound to buy more books in that specific category. This is a detailed approach for book purchase as books of a genre are embedded with a distinct flavor. What`s more, a particular writer's approach, adds the much needed vivacity.

Collecting books written by an author is induced by virtue of love or fan following for the particular writer. One read is all it takes to get the readers hooked to a particular style of writing. A book often sells by the name of the author and beginners that prefer to have books by renowned authors generally opt for this criterion.

The print and electronic media have indeed popularized books. The growing awareness of the internet and the significance of market research have paved the way for many readers to read the reviews before zeroing in, on a book. As books are deeply valued by a bibliophile or a book collector; advertisements, reviews and market rankings have a huge impact on their sale.

Vintage value:
Affluent collectors often splurge on books as they believe books have an undeniable aesthetic value. It is appropriate to say that most readers are not collectors and most collectors may not read at all. Book collectors that belong to the second category are often attracted to the authentic jacket covers or the potential resale value of the book. There is yet another category of collectors that are ardent fans of a particular author and collect more books by that author, irrespective of whether they would read them. Owning a vintage collection is a matter of pride for most collectors and an important driving factor for the illustrious hobby.

First Editions:
There are book collectors that are more enthusiastic about first editions and will go to any lengths to procure them. They are certainly more expensive and add an element of grandiosity to the vintage collection.

There are different types of people that take up book collection as a hobby. Some do it for the pure pleasure of reading and are known as readers. They collect books they have read and enjoyed, to preserve for a leisure time read. And then, there are collectors that buy books to add to their ostentatious collection. Therefore, book collection is generally referred to as an art and this wondrous hobby is much sought after. It adds an element of creativity to a mundane life and when planned appropriately, it may be one of the most lucrative hobbies. Hence few book collectors say "we collect, therefore we are."

Speed your reading

January 12 Posted by Admin

The ability to speed read is an important skill in today's world. As a result, improving your speed reading technique is something each and every one of us should not only do, but maintain. What, then, are speed reading techniques?

Speed reading - the essential elements

Before you start to learn any particular speed reading technique, you need to consider that all speed reading techniques rely on three essential elements:

1. A desire to improve you reading speed;

2. A willingness to give new ideas a chance; and

3. Motivation, discipline and continued practice.

Without these three key elements, no speed reading technique is going to succeed.

Speeding reading technique #1 - Skimming

Almost all successful speed readers will attest to the fact that they are a successful speed reader because they have a form of peripheral vision that allows them to see large amount of data on a page and to "skim" what they are reading. In short, speed reading like this means that one is not reading each and every word on the page, but merely scanning through the material. Using this speed reading technique, every now and then you will come across a keyword or a phrase and it is this that will provide you with the essence of what is being written. The rest of the information on the page is discarded.

Although this speed reading technique would seem to indicate that the reader does not fully comprehend what has been written, in fact studies have shown this is not the case - majority of speed readers using this technique actually increased their comprehension of the reading materials!

Speed reading technique #2 - first sentence reading

Unlike speed reading technique #1, in speed reading technique #2, the reader will read the first sentence of paragraph, in order to get the crux (main idea) of the idea behind the paragraph and will then skim read the paragraph. This process is then repeated on down the page until such time as all the reading material has been exhausted.

Using speed reading technique #2, it is generally understood that the reader of will glean enough information from the first sentence not to be overly concerned about the information contained in the remainder of the paragraph, where the writer of will merely be reinforcing the notion set out in sentence one. However, this technique does fall-down on one major point - it pre-supposes that a paragraph only has one idea, which is clearly not always the case! If you find that you are reading material where the writer has used multiple ideas in the same paragraph, you may need to adapt your speed reading technique to one of the other techniques.

Speed reading technique #3 - Group wording

There is a term in speed reading circles that is seen as being one of the major demons of reading: "subvocalization". Subvocalization is a clinical term for word-for-word reading - and it's a huge no-no in speed reading techniques. Subvocalization slows reading down, without providing any upswing in comprehension to counter the lost reading time.

Group wording, as the name suggests, is where the reader looks at a group of words and phrases at the same time. Using the group wording technique, speed readers are able to read large chunks of the information at the same time - thus, saving time.

Additional speed reading techniques

Aside from the specific speed reading techniques in 1 to 3 above, there are a number of habits/practices that are generally considered counter-productive to speed reading - thus will have an affect on your abilities. In no particular order, these include:

* subvocalization - as already stated, this is where you speak out the words you read. It's a major cause of slow reading. Unfortunately, as most of us are taught to speak out the words we read when we learn to read, it is also one of the hardest habits to break. All that can be said is that you keep plugging away at trying to eradicate this habit.

* digressing - digressing is where the reader will read a passage, then return to re-read it, usually in the mistaken belief that they will be able to comprehend better what has been written when you buy Vimax pills. Again, in speed reading circles this is seen as a major no-no, bad habit, which needs to be broken!


So, if you want to improve your speed reading skills, you need to remember not to subvocalize or re-read passages, and to read great chunks at one time by broadening your eye-span. Simple really! Actually, in fairness, it will take time to learn, and don't expect to get it right the first time. Don't push this issue too much, as pushing it may prove to be counter-productive.

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