How To Read More — A Lot More. When you read a lot of books people inevitably assume you speed read.
In fact, that’s probably the most common email I get. They want to know my trick for reading so fast. They see all the books I recommend every month in my reading newsletter and assume I must have some secret. So they ask me to teach them how to speed read. Book Review, Novels and Thrillers. Woman Reading, Bookstores and Girl Reading. Novels, Bestselling Author and Thrillers. Novels, Historical Fiction and Memoirs. Book Review, Novels and Historical Fiction. Reading Wildly: Our Staff's Journey to Great Readers' Advisory. Or, Is Reading Widely Essential?
Recently, I put out a question to my Twitter followers. I was thinking about how I could improve my staff's Readers' Advisory skills, knowing that some of my staff members don't read children's books for pleasure (whether because of reading preferences or a perceived lack of leisure time or other reasons I might not think about). I put out the following question: @abbylibrarian: Can you give good readers' advisory without reading widely yourself? Please discuss. Great Common Core Nonfiction. Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer. Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York Times that we ought not to claim that literature improves us as people, because there is no “compelling evidence that suggests that people are morally or socially better for reading Tolstoy” or other great books.
Actually, there is such evidence. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, and Keith Oatley, a professor emeritus of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, reported in studies published in 2006 and 2009 that individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their perspective.
This link persisted even after the researchers factored in the possibility that more empathetic individuals might choose to read more novels. The Deliberate Reader - because great books shouldn't be hard to find. Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends.
UK Reading Experience Database - Home. What did United Kingdom residents and British subjects living or travelling abroad read between the invention of the printing press in 1450 and the end of the Second World War in 1945?
How, and in what circumstances did they read? Search or browse our database to find out… UK RED captures the reading tastes and habits of the famous and the ordinary, the young and the old, men and women. BBC Radio 4 - Open Book. BookLikes - Blog platform designed for book lovers. Books on the Nightstand. September 18, 2015. Camilla Läckberg worked as an economist in Stockholm until a course in creative writing triggered a drastic career change.
Her novels have all been #1 bestsellers in Sweden. Set in Fjällbacka--where Läckberg lives--her recent novels include The Stranger, The Hidden Child and The Drowning, which is just out from Pegasus Books. Book Club Recommendations. Book Mania! Search Engine. Gnooks - Discover New Books. Guys Lit Wire. Books You Devoured in One Sitting. We’re all readers here.
Book Clutter: 1001 + Street Literature Site Details. The Little Reader Library. Books, Biscuits and Tea. Catalog your books online. Book Based Banter. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, this week in the first of two shows in one week (we are really spoiling you) Simon is joined by his old co-host Gavin (who we know you will be thrilled to hear from again) as they look at the books they are most looking forward to in the second half of 2015.
Don’t forget you can find us on Twitter, Good Reads and Facebook now as well as subscribing to us on iTunes here. Books For The Rest of 2015 () In the now biannual episodes Simon and Gavin once again talk you through the thirteen books they are each looking forward to over the next six months. Www.toptenbooks.net. Genre Map, Literary Map. Publishers, booksellers, and readers describe books by their literary categories, or genres.
It's how books are placed in stores and sold online. We created the Genre Map to help you find the right genre for your book. Roll over the map with your cursor to see the different genres. – USATODAY.com. CHICAGO -- For a stranger, the main library at the University of Illinois at Chicago can be hard to find.
The directions I got from a pair of clerks at the credit union in the student center have proven unreliable. I now find myself adrift among ash trees and drab geometric buildings. Finally, I call for help. Firouzeh Logan, a reference librarian here, soon appears and guides me where I need to go. Several unmarked pathways and an escalator ride later, I am in a private room on the second floor of the library, surrounded by librarians eager to answer my questions. 100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library. 50 Cool Search Engines for Serious Readers. The Internet has proven itself as a valuable resource for all types of readers, from collectors of rare books to tech-minded readers who shop, network and download books online.
But if you’re having trouble finding exactly what you need, whether it’s a book review, a book by a certain author, or a digitized anthology for your class at an online college for creative writing, you’ll want to use sophisticated tools that direct you to high-quality resources. Here are 50 cool search engines for serious readers and students. eBooks.
BooksActually. Reader² - find new books to read, put your reading list online. How to Effectively Read and Implement Books. One of the more common questions we get at Asian Efficiency is how to effectively read, learn from and implement a non-fiction book. There are many different systems for reading and successfully implementing a book. This is the system and process that we’ve developed at Asian Efficiency – it works for us, and we’ve been using it for years. Note: this mostly applies to non-fiction. Johns Blackbook (johnsblackbook) on Pinterest. Planning your own reading journey? Obviously, since I am choosing only one book per country AND only 80 countries, that leaves lots of countries unread and lots of books overlooked.
I can’t, in any way, provide an exhaustive list of books for you for your own reading journey (should you try this on your own sometime), but I thought I could try to get some sort of list started. My knowledge is limited, so please help me! If you have a book you want to see added to the list, please send me a comment to those post and I’ll add your suggestion (with proper credit). Current list is IN PROGRESS – thank you!! Note — There are some countries that could be in multiple categories. Some helpful websites: The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens. In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons.
In the following scenes she appears to pinch, swipe and prod the pages of paper magazines as though they too were screens. When nothing happens, she pushes against her leg, confirming that her finger works just fine—or so a title card would have us believe. The girl's father, Jean-Louis Constanza, presents "A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work" as naturalistic observation—a Jane Goodall among the chimps moment—that reveals a generational transition. Book Lists: A to Z - "A" GUYS READ. A Roundup of Our Reader’s Advisory Posts. We’ve done a number of reader’s advisory related posts at STACKED, and I thought instead of reiterating the value of RA and how much it matters, I’d round some of our older posts up in one place for easy access.
I’ll include some of our RA guides, as well as some of the visuals of reader’s advisory projects I’ve done in my libraries, too. I’d like to show the practical, applicable stuff, too. We’ll be back with our Saturday Links of Note post next week. If you’ve done any reader’s advisory posts or have links to displays, book lists, shelf readers, or any other tools you use as a reader’s advisor, I’d be happy to see them. Leave ’em in the comments — the more that are shared, the bigger a resource this becomes. The List List #112. Our weekly round-up of the best bookish lists floating around the internet. This installment of The List List is sponsored by Random House Audio. Visit TryAudiobooks.com to get recommendations and download a free audiobook. BBC World Service - World Book Club. Tales From the Shelves. Barrie Public Library. Backlist.
Paper.li – Be a publisher. Tablo - Create, Publish & Discover Great Books. Riffle - Get to know friends through their books, and new books through your friends. Entertainment Weekly. VOYA. Catalog your books online. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx. The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens.
Your Brain on Books: 10 Ways Reading Affects Psyche. The Very Best Book, Comics, and Manga Apps: Our Top 23 Picks. UPDATED for 2014! My Secret to Reading a Lot of Books.