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Readers Respond: What Book Can't You Finish?

Readers Respond: What Book Can't You Finish? | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Previously, we asked our librarians what books they've never been able to finish--yes, even librarians have books we just can't finish.
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Fun, but The Count of Monte Cristo? Come on!!!
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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK
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Don't believe it when people tell you print books and libraries are dying.
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Research Guides: HL News Challenge: Daily Tasks

Research Guides: HL News Challenge: Daily Tasks | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Become more news-savvy, one task at a time. #HLNewsChallenge
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10 Haruki Murakami Quotes to Live Your Life By - For Reading Addicts

10 Haruki Murakami Quotes to Live Your Life By - For Reading Addicts | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Haruki Murakami writes the most wonderful surrealist fiction, but it's jam-packed with quotes to live your life by!
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A decent breakdown of all things real and fake news.

A decent breakdown of all things real and fake news. | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
A .jpg image . A decent breakdown of all things real and fake news.
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Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams
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Their Inner Beasts: ‘Lord of the Flies’ Six Decades Later

Their Inner Beasts: ‘Lord of the Flies’ Six Decades Later | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Rereading William Golding’s classic, Lois Lowry finds herself despairing that circumstances led the children to such a hell.
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What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.
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"unsupported independent reading" is what caught my eye.
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Amazon Alternatives

Amazon Alternatives | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Don't want to shop at Amazon? An indie bookseller lists alternatives for books, ebooks, social networking, and audio!
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I like this compilation.

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eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels

eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem ⋆ Ink, Bits, & Pixels | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
eBooks Are Forever Wants to Solve the Library eBook Problem eBooksAreForever, library ebooks Libraries are getting screwed on ebooks even worse than consumers. Where a consumer has to worry about content vanishing with a deceased ebookstore or an e

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I wish someone would just make all this confusion go away! :)

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As More Schools Embrace Tablets, Do Textbooks Have a Fighting Chance? | NEA Today

As More Schools Embrace Tablets, Do Textbooks Have a Fighting Chance? | NEA Today | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
By Brenda Álvarez Big news in the tech-ed world: The Los Angeles Unified School District—the second largest school district in the country—recently
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Not only did they ditch print books for iPads; they also ditched their librarians, according to some other sources I've seen.  Will they actually go through with that and lose one of the best assets that has been proven to help students achieve and learn?

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Booking It Forward - Independent bookstores and their prospects - Cover Story - Urban Tulsa Weekly

Booking It Forward - Independent bookstores and their prospects - Cover Story - Urban Tulsa Weekly | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
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"In the pre-Internet world, Steve's Sundry was one of the rare places in Tulsa where you c
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So here again, they're preferring print.

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Real books are back. E-book sales plunge nearly 20%

Real books are back. E-book sales plunge nearly 20% | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Latest sales data showed people are turning back to print books, ditching their e-readers.
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It's nice to have a choice between print books and ebooks--we don't have to choose just one format.
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How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse
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Required reading: The books that students read in 28 countries around the world

Required reading: The books that students read in 28 countries around the world | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons -- and your bookshelves
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How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News

How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
A high school history teacher provides the rundown on how to spot fake news and bogus headlines.
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30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.
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Are You in Despair About American Politics? Here's What You Should Read

Are You in Despair About American Politics? Here's What You Should Read | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from academics, comedians, activists, and more
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In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Concern about the prevalence of fake or sensationally biased news sources has escalated in the days following the presidential election, with many citing it as a factor (some even the primar
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And "fake news" has now been used by various people with different meanings.  Try using "propaganda" instead.
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Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results

Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
The familiar narrative of teens and technology is one of natural proficiency — that young people just get technology in a way that older generations don't. But research suggests that just because...
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I'm sure some of my students do know the difference, but will they take time to stop and think about it?

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Weeding Library Collections - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

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More info that you will ever have time to peruse...like a library!

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Students Prefer Print for Serious Academic Reading - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students Prefer Print for Serious Academic Reading - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Books, Ebooks, Publishing, Internet, and Reading | Scoop.it
Print textbooks vs. E-books #collegebound http://t.co/aGqlj3ZfVa
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hmmm...why don't college students, who are so tekkie so much of the time, like to read academic books on a digital platform?

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University buys e-books, but students favor print - Minnesota Daily

University buys e-books, but students favor print
Minnesota Daily
While colleges and universities nationwide invest in e-books, students still opt for traditional paper books for academic reading, according to a recent study.
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Why do so many young people like print books better?  This is one of several articles I've seen recently that say they do.

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