Category Archives: Reading

Harvard Views of Reading

Image by Swamibu via Flickr Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/reading/ Reading has been around a long time, but as Robert Darnton of Harvard University suggests, “Reading has become one of the hottest subjects in the … Continue reading

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Reading More

Image via Wikipedia Are people reading more because of ebook readers? Amazon and Sony are seeing e-book customers buying more books than customers who buy print. Read more in E-book fans keep format in spotlight by Brad Stone, New York … Continue reading

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Readability

Below is a brief video explaining a new online reading tool called Readability.  If you want to get rid of the clutter and just focus on reading then you will appreciate this resource.  To start using Readability go to their … Continue reading

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Annolighting

Reading strategy from Greece Central School District—Annolighting a text

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Booksprouts

You can start a book club or join one online at Booksprouts.com.  You no longer have to be constrained by schedules or geography.  Join or set up a book club and post to the discussion forum when it’s convenient for … Continue reading

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Novels impact behavior

Are some books better for society than others?  Researchers say that Victorian novels enforce societal norms and contribute to the propagation of altruism and fairness in society.  Read more in The Guardian.

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Trending up

According to a 2008 survey by the U.S. Census Bureau on public participation in the arts, the number of adults (18 and over) who have reported to read at least one literary work in the last year has risen for … Continue reading

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City of literature

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world’s third City of Literature. That makes it part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.  Iowa City has received this distinction due to its outstanding … Continue reading

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