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8 Great Books the 1 Percent Are Reading

8 Great Books the 1 Percent Are Reading | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
America's wealthiest employees provide their list of the books you should be reading this summer.
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Ernest Hemingway Creates a Reading List for a Young Writer, 1934

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In the spring of 1934, a young man who wanted to be a writer hitchhiked to Florida to meet his idol, Ernest Hemingway.

Arnold Samuelson was an adventurous 22-year-old. He had been born in a sod house in North Dakota to Norwegian immigrant parents.
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Hemingway wrote a list of 16 books --many of the texts can be found at this site's collection of Free eBooks

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Teague's Tech Tricks - Weekend Ed. Quote~May 4~Seth Godin

Teague's Tech Tricks - Weekend Ed. Quote~May 4~Seth Godin | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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it's not an accident that successful people read more books. ~Seth Godin

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This Guy Took a Photo Every Time He Saw Someone Reading a Book on the Subway

This Guy Took a Photo Every Time He Saw Someone Reading a Book on the Subway | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Reinier Gerritsen doesn’t think books will be around much longer. That’s why you see them everywhere you look in his series, “The Last Book,” which is on display at New York City’s Julie Saul Gallery through Feb. 7.  Like a scientist cataloging the last of an endangered species, the Dutch photographer wandered the...
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The pictures in this project are a great reminder of the huge value of reading. #timetoread

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

Via Nik Peachey
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extremely interesting..."Because of their easy navigability, paper books and documents may be better suited to absorption in a text."

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

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What is your reading preferences? » TIDEs

What is your reading preferences? » TIDEs | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper. It’s the screens, not the internet, that are making us stupid

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