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The Death of the Book Through the Ages

The Death of the Book Through the Ages | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Every generation rewrites the book’s epitaph.
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Ebooks or Paper Books: Your Best Arguments

Ebooks or Paper Books: Your Best Arguments | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With the advance of phones, tablets, and ereaders, ebooks have become a popular reading standard. Still, there's something about the feel of an old-fashioned paper book. We asked you which one is better and why, and here are some of the best arguments we heard.
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How reading on screens is rewiring our brains

How reading on screens is rewiring our brains | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Dr. Maryanne Wolf talks about the impact of reading and technology on the brain.
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How tech is changing reading at libraries

How tech is changing reading at libraries | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A conversation with Courtney Young, president of the American Library Association.
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23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries

23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The builders of these Little Free Libraries went above and beyond to make their pop-up book nooks stand out!
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Should Germans Read ‘Mein Kampf’?

Should Germans Read ‘Mein Kampf’? | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A new edition of Hitler’s book may help them confront their past.
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College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices

College Libraries Push Back as Publishers Raise Some E-Book Prices | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Big increases leave librarians at liberal-arts institutions feeling ambushed.
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“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business

“Sherlock Holmes” Is Now Officially Off Copyright and Open for Business | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
What amazing Holmes fan fiction will you create?
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City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard

City Forces 9-Year-Old Boy to Move "Little Free Library" From Front Yard | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
It violates a city code that bans detached structures
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10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time

10 Great Historical Novels That Will Transport You Back In Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
This is the huge appeal of historical fiction. It transports the reader to another time -- dramatically different yet full of striking similarities....
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New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize

New Orleans librarian, Laurence Copel, wins $3,000 prize | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Copel will receive the prize money for her efforts, which include setting up a library in her own home and riding her bicycle to reach families in need of books.
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14 Movies You Definitely Didn't Know Were Based On Books

14 Movies You Definitely Didn't Know Were Based On Books | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Watching Die Hard, which is arguably the apex of 80s action flicks, brings to mind more than a few strong adjectives: bizarre, stress-inducing, visually interesting... literary? That's right: your very favorite Bruce Willis production was originally ...

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Secrets of the Stacks — Book Excerpts — Medium

Secrets of the Stacks — Book Excerpts — Medium | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
How libraries decide which books to keep—and which don’t stand the test of time
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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20 Of The Most Beloved Books According To Facebook

20 Of The Most Beloved Books According To Facebook | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
With data collected from the "List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way" Facebook meme .
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Beyond magnifying glasses: High-tech options for the vision-impaired

Beyond magnifying glasses: High-tech options for the vision-impaired | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Which technologies or devices have been helpful for you?
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers

"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Jeff Kinney offers sure-fire ways to get kids reading -- and have fun doing it.
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High-tech FingerReader reads to the blind in real time

High-tech FingerReader reads to the blind in real time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a ring-like device worn on the index finger that reads aloud books and restaurant menus on the go for people who are blind.
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Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like

Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
E-readers are dead. So are bookstores. What's left? 
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Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and sells them (but not to kids)

Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and sells them (but not to kids) | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Philani is a homeless man in his mid-twenties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people in his situation simply stand at corners begging. And that can sometimes meet basic needs...but it certainly doesn't set a person apart or motivate people walking or...
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50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read

50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Learning to read is not a magic formula it's a long process that parents can help their children navigate with easy playful activities. Here are 50 ways you can work on teaching your child to read.
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Charles Wright becomes new U.S. Poet Laureate, reports say

Charles Wright becomes new U.S. Poet Laureate, reports say | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Wright, a Virginia resident, is the author of haunting poems, many of them gathered in a Dante-esque cycle of three trilogies known informally as 'The Appalachian Book of the Dead.'
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The Hillary Clinton book tour -- How books help a presidential candidate - The Boston Globe

The Hillary Clinton book tour -- How books help a presidential candidate - The Boston Globe | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A book, and the national book tour that often follows it, can help politicians in a number of ways that have nothing to do with book sales.
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A boy, his horse and World War One

A boy, his horse and World War One | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The woman sitting next to me had her head in her hands. The room is dark but I could still see from the gentle shuddering of her shoulders that she was crying.
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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home? Martin Williams explores interesting initiatives developed by teachers
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Fiona's curator insight, June 8, 5:08 PM

Some nice ideas here. I like the idea of valuing what the child is reading. What did they choose? What do they think about it? Don't just ask them if they would recommend it. Recommendation is not why we choose to read books.