3 Tips To Combat Reading Resistance

Reading Resistance

Steven Pressfield, in his excellent book, The War of Art, coined the phrase ‘resistance’ when referring to that particular obstacle we creatives feel when it comes time to create. I have certainly felt this resistance when it comes time to write, and I have found Steven’s advice to be helpful in this regard. But I’ve also encountered a ‘reading resistance’ too, and in conversation with others, I have discovered that it is not a phenomenon unique to myself.

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Friday Favourites – Middle-Grade Novels:

Middle Grade

Continuing with my Friday Favourites series, today I’ll be discussing Middle-Grade novels I love. Middle-Grade is an interesting classification because it has several definitions, but most people will agree that it books in this category are meant for younger readers who are old enough for chapter books, but perhaps too young for longer novels. Generally, though not always, the characters in the novels are pre-teen age, and many of the themes in these books are lighter (although I have to say that Harry Potter breaks many of these conventions!) Whatever the criteria for being considered Middle Grade, these books can still be appealing to adults. Here are three of my favourite:

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