Ex-New York Times Writer Develops An App To Get Busy People Reading More

In Dickens's day, serialized novels were all the rage. Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books (and the time to read them).In the age of abbrevs., sitting down to read a novel can feel like gearing up for a marathon, no matter how much you love books. The web seems to have rewired us to consume the written word in concise bites, not hefty tomes. And when we do decide to commit to a novel, the sheer number of books out there can make choosing one overwhelming.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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Ex-New York Times Writer Develops An App To Get Busy People Reading More

In Dickens's day, serialized novels were all the rage. Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books (and the time to read them).In the age of abbrevs., sitting down to read a novel can feel like gearing up for a marathon, no matter how much you love books. The... Continue reading at Fast Company

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