Culling Your To-Be-Read List

Column by Peter Derk July 3, 2014
Simple steps to tame the beast that is your to-read list.

An Open Letter to the Guy Reading 'A Game of Thrones' While Driving

Column by Daniel Hope June 27, 2014
An open letter to the guy who flew by me on the freeway with 'A Game of Thrones' laying across his steering wheel. That was a dumb thing to do, but I get it.

Book Breakup: Tell The Story, Break Up With A Bad Book

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2014
Is it time to break up with that book you've been slogging through? Let me help.
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Tom Spanbauer Reading In NYC On May 13

News by Rob Hart
In a rare East Cost appearance, Tom Spanbauer will read from his latest novel, 'I Loved You More,' at The LGBT Center in Chelsea.

5 Reasons I'll Never Buy A Kindle: Lamentations of a Book-Loving Luddite

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard February 18, 2014
eReaders isolate us, impoverish our lives, and are like going on a date with Dan Brown. Allow me to explain...

Respecting Ideals: Reading vs Watching

Column by John Jarzemsky September 18, 2013
With all the hubbub about respecting the space in which we consume movies, why hasn't the same argument been made about books?
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Most UK Parents Don't Read Bedtime Stories To Their Kids, Survey Asserts

News by Christopher Shultz September 13, 2013
Of the 2000 moms polled, only 64% engaged in the nightly practice. Despite a knee-jerk tendency to judge, this doesn't make them bad parents.

5 Other Things You Shouldn't Say to Authors

Column by Brandon Tietz September 13, 2013
Our list of things you shouldn't say to authors extends in this second installment.
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Librarian Chastises 9 Year-Old Kid For Reading Too Much

News by Christopher Shultz August 20, 2013
Accusations of "hogging" the library's annual reading contest abound.

5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Authors

Column by Brandon Tietz July 30, 2013
Five faux pas you should avoid while speaking with an author. Hey, we don't walk into where you work and say your job looks easy.

5 Dramatists as Novelists: The Joy of Reading Plays

Column by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013
People go to the physical theatre all the time, but how often do you indulge the theatre in your mind? Here are some playwrights that blur the boundaries between drama and literature.

6 Tips on Reading to Train the Writer's Eye

Column by Robbie Blair April 17, 2013
This article goes beyond simply reading, exploring ways you can maximize your learning experience with every piece you encounter.

Reading With Purpose: Four Reasons Every Writer Should Join a Book Club

Column by Christopher Shultz April 16, 2013
As bookish people, writers will enjoy the variety, lively discussions, and opportunities for critical thinking that book clubs offer.
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Former Amazon Executive Launches Free eBooks App For Underdeveloped Countries

News by Christopher Shultz April 10, 2013
David Risher's Worldreader Organization believes everyone should have access to free books, and now he's made it even easier for those in need to get them.

You Are What You Read: The Nutritionist's Guide to Readers

Column by Cath Murphy April 9, 2013
We have lots of words to describe the way people eat food, but not for how they consume books. What if we were to apply dietary descriptors to reading?
World Book Day 'Biggest Book Show on Earth'

World Book Day Aims to be 'Biggest Book Show on Earth'

News by Dean Fetzer
With a target of 750,000 children, tomorrow’s World Book Day in the UK looks like it will be the biggest ever.
Reading to a child raises his or her IQ by 6 points

Wanna Boost Your Child’s IQ? Read to Them!

News by Dean Fetzer
After looking at a number of studies, researchers believe “reading to a child in an interactive style raises his or her IQ by over 6 points.”

Is Reading Sexy?

Column by John Jarzemsky October 18, 2012
The battle to save reading and literature rages on, but is the latest plan of aligning reading with sexiness a good one?

Library Love: Reader’s Advisory - Expert Advice On What To Read Next

Column by Stephanie Bonjack October 9, 2012
The end of a great novel is no cause for despair! Get your next fix using these helpful tips.
Scientists Prove Reading Is Good For You

Your Brain On Jane: Scientists Prove Reading Is Good For You

News by Dave Reuss
We always knew reading was good for you, now we have the hard data to back it up.
Inmates Read Their Way Out Of Jail

Brazilian Inmates Read Their Way Out Of Jail

News by Kimberly Turner June 26, 2012
Brazil's new Redemption Through Reading program allows inmates in four federal prisons to knock up to 48 days a year off their sentences by reading books and writing book reports.

LitReactor Photo Album: Show Us Your Reading Environment

Column by Rob Hart June 18, 2012
Last month we asked you to share pictures of your writing environment. This month, we want to see your reading environment.
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Baboons Can Read; 'Planet Of The Apes' Imminent?

News by Rob Hart April 16, 2012
Well, they're not actually reading, but it's close: Baboons are able to differentiate between random combinations of letters and actual words.