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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

Should Reading Be a Tool for Leisure, or a Tool for Personal Growth?

By Joanna Cabot
December 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

When I first added this Book Riot article to the Morning Links last week, I only gave it a cursory read. The core premise seemed interesting:  writer Jeremy Anderberg proposed a reading goal for [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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%) [...]

Canada’s National Reading Campaign shows reading is good for your … body?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Canada’s National Reading Campaign has partnered with CBC to pull together an infographic to show the bodily benefits of reading, as if improving your mind wasn’t reason enough. For most, [...]

Shock, horror: Techology doesn’t destroy reading habits, younger generation not cabbages

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

In news that will come as no comfort to Jonathan Franzen and other Luddite technophobes, the Pew Research Internet Project has found that if anything, younger Americans are more likely to read books [...]

Former GalleyCat Editor Dishes on Reading with Kids

By Joanna Cabot
August 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

Laura Hazard Owen has a great review up at GigaOM on an intriguing new book on reading with kids, by former GalleyCat editor Jason Boog. The book, called ‘Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in [...]

My new digital-age mantra: everything is improvable

By Joanna Cabot
August 13, 2014 // 3 Comments

An article came my way this morning which shook me out of my digital-age complacency. I had spent my morning RSS checking filtering out much more of the same old, same old. Case study: this GalleyCat [...]

Karen Brodie joins UK Reading Agency

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

According to a press release, Karen Brodie, a former British Council senior official in the field of arts and literature, has just joined the UK literacy charity The Reading Agency as its new new [...]

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