Read More Books This Year

By Joanna Cabot
March 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

This article has been making the blog rounds, with a deliciously simple idea to motivate you to read more books this year: aim for 10% of a book every day. The article points out that Kindles and other e-devices make it so easy to track your progress, that 10% is a manageable chunk (you can split [ on]

The Great Media Filtering Project of 2015

By Joanna Cabot
January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

In today’s Morning Links, I shared a GigaOM article on media habits. Meanwhile, on the other side of the internet was this Lifehacker story on how to cull an over-run Netflix queue. It seems media filtering is on people’s minds! The GigaOM article sums it up thusly: “Creating web [ on]

2014 in Review, Part 4: Best of Teleread

By Joanna Cabot
December 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

I wrote hundreds of posts for Teleread this year; to wrap up my Year  in Review, here are some of my favourites! A few of these got tons of comments and prompted some great discussions. Others slipped under the  radar and may be worth a second look. I hope this gives you some good holiday [ on]

Overpaid $266.5K city manager vs. library books

By David Rothman
December 26, 2014 // 2 Comments

Wonder why your local public library is underfunded? Overpay of top city officials could be one reason. Here’s an example from my hometown, Alexandria, VA. The city manager’s $266,508 salary and additional benefits are almost as much as the entire substandard budget for library materials. – [ on]

Do You Write in Your Books?

By Joanna Cabot
December 17, 2014 // 4 Comments

Our friends at Book Riot have another cool ‘Reading Life’ feature up this week. Johann Thorsson writes about his new year’s ‘resolution’ to write in his books, as a way to engage in his reading more ‘actively.’ From the article: “You see, my books are [ on]

2014 Reading Challenge: How Did I Do?

By Joanna Cabot
December 17, 2014 // 3 Comments

A timely article hit my RSS feed recently, from a Book Riot contributor who has set herself the 2015 challenge of…well, not having a challenge. Boy, can I relate! As Jessica Pryde explains: “And then I realized, late this year, that I was reading myself crazy. I was reading while I was [ on]

What device are you reading on?

By Joanna Cabot
December 15, 2014 // 14 Comments

Our friends at Book Riot have been on fire in the last week or so, posting a ton of great stuff. One of my favourite posts of the week was this participation-required roundup called ‘What Are You Reading On?’ At the time I myself took the poll, 49% of respondents had listed an e-ink [ on]

James Patterson wants Amazon to do more to promote reading

By Chris Meadows
November 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

Salon Magazine has an interview with bestselling author and literary franchise James Patterson that is refreshingly free of the anti-Amazon rhetoric that has characterized both institutions of late. At least they’re not currently trashing Amazon for what it’s doing. They’re complaining about [ on]

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

By Joanna Cabot
November 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

We had our first big snowfall of the year on Monday! And I was all ready, with new boots, a warm hat and fleecy mittens. The only aspect of my life that was hit hard? My reading life! One of the side effects of the loss of physical page turn buttons has been a dip in my reading as soon as [ on]

Must you finish every book you’re reading?

By Joanna Cabot
November 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

I caught this provocative essay during my vacation and wasn’t able to respond to it,  but since the fine folks at Book Riot are still talking it  I figure I am fair game to weigh in, even a few days late. The question: must you finish every book you’re reading? The arguments Juliet [ on]

Readers being ‘spread too thin?’

By Joanna Cabot
October 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s one I almost missed, from the fine, and prolific, folks at Book Riot. Josh Corman wrote last week about a topic I increasingly find myself relating to these days—the reader who is ‘spread too thin.’ We have differing definitions on what this means, I think. Corman [ on]

Mintel research shows ebooks encourage reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

A just-published research study from Mintel, the London-headquartered consumer market research organization, demonstrates that ebooks are driving up reading levels in the UK. “One in four (26%) consumers who have bought an e-book in the past year say that they read more than they used to [ on]

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