Reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ is mentally taxing — and physically exhausting

Lucy Ellmann’s novel is a 1,000-page single sentence, and it was just shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-11 12:30:00 UTC ]
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The Reading Agency receives £120,000 to evaluate Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency is planning an evaluation of the Summer Reading Challenge after receiving an award of £120,000 from Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Obama shares his June reading list, but don't expect any beach reads

Former President Obama is out of office but he’s keeping up on politics and social issues with the books he’s reading. Obama shared a list of books he's been reading on Facebook on Saturday. The list is long on intellectual nonfiction and short on anything that could be described as a beach read.... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency aims to maintain reading challenge numbers

The Reading Agency is hoping to maintain participant numbers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is The Beano. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’

Just launched this month, Croatia's 'free reading zone', funded by government and private donors, is intended to offer thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors. The post Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read On. Get On. coalition calls for new national measurement of reading

Read On. Get On. is to campaign for a new measurement of primary school children’s reading, as part of plans to get all children enjoying reading by 2025. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads report finds 27% fear reading will become 'forgotten pleasure'

Around 27% of people fear reading could become a “forgotten pleasure” according to new research commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of Galaxy Quick Reads. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency reveals Summer Reading fall

The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s figure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quick Reads joins The Reading Agency

Quick Reads is set to become one of the The Reading Agency’s programmes after the two charities have decided to work together. Cathy Rentzenbrink, project director of Quick Reads, told The Bookseller she is very excited about the partnership. “All the work we now do will have a greater impact.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google tax confirmed while Corporation Tax slashed to 20%

Companies like Amazon and Google which move their profits overseas  will be charged a “diverted profits tax” the Chancellor confirmed this afternoon (18th March). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books — printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.   Schembari is not a retiree who sips tea at Politics ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Geek Physics: The Dot Physics Book

Here is a quick review of my soon to be released book, Geek Physics. The post Geek Physics: The Dot Physics Book appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (available Oct. 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @levarburton What’s the first information you... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency survey finds 63% of men rarely read

Men are giving up on reading books because they prefer to watch the big screen version instead, a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taking the Reading Out of Readings

Early last month Junot Díaz nearly caused a riot when hundreds of fans descended on the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City to hear the author read from his latest, This Is How You Lose Her. But, to put it mildly, not every author is Junot Díaz, and getting a crowd to hear you read... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shocker: People who read ebooks read more

Are you ready for a bombshell? Turns out people who read ebooks read more books than those don't. That tidbit comes from the number crunchers at Pew. According to a new report titled "The Rise of E-Reading," the ebook readers read an average of 24 books in the past year, versus the 15 books read... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Don’t be afraid to let children read graphic novels. They’re real books.

A librarian makes the case: Kids’ connection to comics helps create lifelong readers. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-27 15:14:00 UTC ]
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30 Small Press Books from 2020 We Can’t Wait To Read

Book Riot picks 30 exciting small press books published in 2020, from 25 different publishers, that we can't wait for you to read. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-27 11:36:43 UTC ]
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Children's reading comprehension falls without storytime, Egmont study reveals

Children’s reading comprehension declines to half the expected rate when they do not have regular storytime, a study from Egmont has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-26 22:50:26 UTC ]
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Someone wrote a children’s book based on The Office and I will never let my child read it.

I do not understand why you would turn to The Office for anything other than its grimly comic tableaux of late-capitalist malaise and self-deluded mediocrity. Apparently I have missed its potential to teach 4- to 8-year-olds the “importance of teamwork” and “that it’s always OK to ask for help.”... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-25 21:39:17 UTC ]
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