Reading books

In Bolivia, prisoners can reduce their prison term by reading books

Prisoners in Bolivia have been given a new way to reduce their prison time. They can gain freedom earlier by reading books. The government program is called “the books behind bars”. It offers inmates a chance to get out of jail days or weeks before their release date. The program …

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[#RapplerReads] Can reading adulthood books help you become an adult?

I hope that is the case. Because otherwise, I have no idea how I’m going to become a real adult. Editor’s note: #RapplerReads is a project of the BrandRap team. We earn a commission every time you shop through the affiliate links below. When can we call ourselves real adults? …

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How to get back to reading books – Alana Brown, Newstead Wood School

We all know the benefits of reading. From an early age, we were told that reading could expand our range of vocabulary; it helps us develop our critical thinking skills; it improves our concentration and countless other things. However, how many of us are actually active readers? According to the …

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Indian parents would rather read books from their own childhood to children than choose new titles: survey

Nearly two-thirds of parents in India, just like their global counterparts, would rather read their children books they enjoyed in their own childhood, rather than choosing newer titles, according to new research from Oxford University Press (OUP). The research which was part of a national survey carried out following an …

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Blinkist Review: The future of reading books…isn’t it reading books? – Doha News

With the growing popularity of e-books, apps like Blinkist have made reading much easier, but could it come at a cost? Over the past few years, e-books have become increasingly popular. Kindle devices and iBooks apps have helped catalyze the growth of the digital reading format. E-books are frequently compared …

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Bears, games and reading books at HPL | Libraries

HAMPSTEAD —The Hampstead Public Library renovation of the Children’s Space takes place soon! The entire children’s area is closed from Monday April 25 to the end of May. This includes all book and DVD shelves, as well as the children’s program room. A limited number of picture books (e-books) and …

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Please start reading books for what they are

Are you bored because the romance you found at the library has a happy ending? Bored because you dove into a middle class from a favorite author and found the mystery was “too easy” for you, a mature adult? I have words for you. I have a favorite fantasy author …

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Book Reading Culture in the Modern World: Top 5 Books Worth Reading

Modern reading culture is the ability to work with books, highlight the main points of the text, and draw conclusions from reading. Reading level determines level of spiritual development and influences the culture of information literacy. For some, a book is a beautiful, bright cover. For others, it’s just text …

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Spell It: Why People Stopped Reading Books During the Peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic

If this happened to you, you were not alone. For people used to getting away with a favorite novel, the inability to read was a real loss. According to a May 2020 report published on the American news site Vox, neuroscientists believe this happened because many of us lived in …

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Why I Started Reading Investigative Journalism Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I always thought non-fiction was boring. It didn’t help that the only non-fiction I read in school was trapped in the bowels of my textbooks. I read Anne Frank’s diary twice, even though …

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Highland grandma shares love of reading and books with her little free library – Daily Bulletin

When Donna O’Neill first read the anti-war novel ‘Johnny Got His Gun’ as a student at Upland High School, the impact was immediate and lingers today, over 40 years later. It was around 1977, a few years after his brother Don Rogone was killed in action in 1968 at the …

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Upland Grandmother Shares Love of Reading and Books With Her Little Free Library – Daily Bulletin

When Donna O’Neill first read the anti-war novel ‘Johnny Got His Gun’ as a student at Upland High School, the impact was immediate and lingers today, over 40 years later. It was around 1977, a few years after his brother, John Rogone, was killed in action in 1968, at the …

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How reading books written by women changed me as a journalist

Last September, while we were living in confinement, a friend suggested that I read Inside the Haveli by Rama Mehta, which won him a Sahitya Akademi Award. This novel was about an educated girl named Geeta from Mumbai, who was married to a former prince from Udaipur. Her life after …

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Reading books is the key to a child’s future

Published: 00h00 March 18, 2022 Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, supported the 25th anniversary of World Book Day in early March. Every year World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland to promote the power of the imagination and the …

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How an 11-year-old pleads for reading books – News

By Anu Prabhakar Published: Thu 17 March 2022, 15:29 Vrishank Sai Anand was four and a half years old when he approached his mother and offered to organize a book drive for underprivileged children. He’d listened to his mother talk about the number of children around the world who haven’t …

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UK adults lie while reading books to impress – including Hamlet, Wuthering Heights, Animal Farm and The Great Gatsby > Creative Review > Style

by Khyle Deen. Posted Fri, Mar 04, 2022 5:39 PM, last update: 3/4/22 46% of UK adults have lied about reading books in order to impress – Snooze-worthy books including Hamlet, Wuthering Heights, Animal Farm and The Great Gatsby are given a modern …

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Reading books will help in gaining knowledge: Gangula Kamalakar

Posted: Posted Date – 6:17 PM, Wed – Mar 2, 22 BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar kicks off the book fair in Karimnagar on Wednesday. Karimnagar: British Columbia Minister of Welfare and Civil Supplies Gangula Kamalakar said reading books will help people gain knowledge and many have come to prominence …

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Amar Boi from JCI Dhaka West will develop the habit of reading books

An initiative called ‘Amar Boi’ has started its journey to inculcate the habit of reading books in this month of our mother tongue. The international voluntary organization Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dhaka West and Jante Hole Porte Hobe of Protyush are working together on this project. The journey of “Amar …

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Reading books can change your life, help you find a job

Perry Smith is a retired Air Force officer who lives in Augusta. Last week I had a session with 40 staff from the Eisenhower Regional Hospital in Fort Gordon. The commander, Army Colonel Heidi Mon, had invited me to lead a discussion with her book club. The discussion book was …

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AMES: Required Reading Books You Shouldn’t Just Skim SparkNotes | Culture

“Frankenstein” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley I have never been more addicted to a classic novel than “Frankenstein”. Sometimes I dread assigned reading even though I’m currently taking two literature-focused classes – the irony isn’t lost on me. But when I picked up the Shelley classic, I was transported to a …

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What Artists Read: Books Every Artist Should Have on Their Shelf

Walk into any artist’s studio, and along with the art and materials needed to create the art, you’ll likely find a healthy collection of crafting books written by other artists. Here, Door County artists share some of their most inspiring reads and why these tomes continue to have a place …

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Opinion: Reading books opens up a new world for students

Books are among the only objects that no one barely touches. A book can allow many students to see a whole new world, only if they are willing to open a book and immerse themselves with imagination. As they return to school for the 2021-2022 school year, students tend to …

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Reading books can reduce jail time in Brazil

Rassiq Aziz Kabir | Published: February 07, 2022 12:35:47 Brazil has a unique way of reducing prison terms for inmates. Inmates who read books while in prison see their jail time reduced, according to a Reuters report. Brazil is one of the most crime-prone places in Latin America. Brazilian prisons …

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Erika Leigh Noble’s appetite for literature grew from reading books to her grandmother

Mthere love story can be different from most others. From a very young age, I have always had a love for books; I loved the way they felt, the way some of them smelled. Being raised by my grandmother, a 5 foot tall woman with only a sophomore education, she …

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Stream songs, read books are political statements this week

Parents are urged to report teachers who teach “objectionable” material. It may be the information age, but there have never been more questions about who can get what information and from where. Here is a group of stories from this week. Spotify picks Joe Rogan after Neil Young’s ultimatum Earlier …

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Great Lakes Credit Union CEO and staff spent the holidays reading books to elementary school children

Having a dream and working together to achieve those dreams was the key takeaway for Great Lakes Credit Union President and CEO Steve Bugg during a special virtual book-reading event focused on Martin Luther King Jr. Sixteen Great Lakes Credit Union volunteers, including Bugg, read virtually via Zoom on Jan. …

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Claire Heuchan: 2022 – My year of reading lesbian and bisexual women’s books

2022 might just be the time I manage to keep a New Year’s resolution. This year, I’m reading books by lesbian and bisexual women. I won’t say “only”, because that implies a limitation. In fact, I can imagine few things more liberating and delightful than a year spent eating on …

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The Best Cozy Bars for Reading Books While Sipping Cocktails in the Seattle Area

Seattle is a city of books; it regularly tops the lists of most book buyers per capita, has a popular library system and is home to dozens of independent and original bookstores. In 2017, the city was even designated UNESCO City of Literature. Faced with long, rainy winters, Seattle residents …

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The glorious pleasure of proofreading

The other night things got morbid over the second bottle of wine. “What book have you just accepted that you will never read before you die?” asked someone, maybe me. The range of responses was wide, but the consensus was clear: life is simply too short to read. Finnegans Wake. …

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ASK ELLIE: Reading books can provide answers about toxic parenting

Reader’s comment on the topic of parenting that hurts rather than helps: Dr. Susan Forward’s Toxic Parenting is one of the best books and manuals I have ever come across. I have passed on many copies throughout my own years of therapy, to so many tortured souls. I am the …

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Reading Books Doesn’t Hurt Children in Iowa

Threatening to throw a teacher or a librarian in jail would lead to an outcome that would be worse for everyone. Amy White January 19, 2022 9:56 a.m. The teenage and children’s sections of the Oxford Public Library are featured on October 21. (Liz Martin/The Gazette) You have probably already …

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From reading books to playing games, how to stay young despite stress

Studies have shown that people who are not good at managing their stress can increase their risk of dying prematurely by 43% Dublin: A little stress can be good for your mental and physical well-being, but too much stress can lead to anxiety, depression and other health problems. It can …

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Are Americans losing interest in reading books? | Life

American women over 50 were more avid readers. ― AFP photo NEW YORK, January 11 ― For several years now, Scandinavians have been world champions in reading. However, an opposite phenomenon seems to be happening in the United States. Americans are reading fewer and fewer books every year, according to …

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Reading books, listening to music doesn’t improve well-being, study finds

OXFORD, United Kingdom – Reading books, listening to music, and watching TV – what researchers call “mainstream media” – don’t help improve happiness and well-being as much as some think. This is the result of a new survey comparing the short-term benefits of consuming traditional media over newer platforms such …

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Are Americans losing interest in reading books?

For several years, Scandinavians have been world champions in reading. However, an opposite phenomenon seems to be happening in the United States. Americans are reading fewer and fewer books every year, according to the Gallup Institute. And this is a statistic observed in several social classes. Why don’t we read …

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Reading books is a wonderful way to travel and taste exotic dishes

Can’t travel? Read a book. Can’t get gourmet food? Read a book. Better yet, read a travel book that delves into food. I did exactly that and got help from a delightful volume titled A Mobile Feast: Life-Changing Culinary Adventures Around the World. This planet alone publication takes you to …

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Will reading books make you happier?

January 7, 2022 11:39 AM Alan moze Posted: January 7, 2022 11:39 AM Update: January 7, 2022 4:31 PM FRIDAY January 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) – As for what makes us happy, is it better to read or listen to music than to spend hours playing video games? Not really, …

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Will reading books make you happier? – Consumer health news

FRIDAY January 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) – As for what makes us happy, is it better to read or listen to music than to spend hours playing video games? Not really, says a team of researchers from the UK and Austria. “A lot of people think traditional media, like reading …

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Will reading books make you happier? | Health

FRIDAY January 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) – As for what makes us happy, is it better to read or listen to music than spend hours playing video games? Not really, says a team of researchers from the UK and Austria. “A lot of people think traditional media, like reading books …

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Will reading books make you happier? | Health info

By Alan Mozes Health Day Reporter (Health Day) FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to what makes us happy, is reading or listening to music better than spending hours playing video games? Not really, says a team of researchers from the UK and Austria. “A lot …

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Green reading books banned on PGA Tour starting Thursday in Hawaii

Rest in peace, reading green books. At least it’s for tournament use on the PGA Tour. These paperback books containing very detailed illustrations and used on the Tour since 2008, join those of George Orwell 1984, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby the magnificent, and JD Salinger The catcher in the rye …

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Morikawa: ban on reading eco-books will have ‘enormous’ impact

Collin Morikawa believes the PGA Tour’s decision to ban controversial and highly detailed green playbooks will have a “huge” impact. The new local rule came into effect on January 1, with the world No. 2 addressing the issue ahead of his first start of the year at the Sentry Tournament …

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I can’t finish reading books. Should I stop trying?

I have trouble finishing books. Well, you could even say I have a hard time reading, if you think that a good reader is someone who finishes the books he picks up. It has been like this for several years now. When I was 12 or 13, I was a …

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Jordan Spieth happy to go without green reading books to start 2022

With the start of 2022, PGA Tour players will no longer be able to use green reading books – officially called green reading materials – in competition. In December 2021, the USGA and R&A, the governing body of golf, introduced a model local rule that could be used from January …

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The best benefits of reading books

Taking the time to read can provide you with many benefits. It can help you gain knowledge, empathize with others, and better understand the world. Here are the top five benefits of reading in your spare time. 1. Reading reduces stress After an exhausting day at work or school, there …

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Jack Harlow says reading books like “Harry Potter” made him a better writer

By accepting his “Hitmaker of Tomorrow” award at Variety‘s Hitmakers Brunch Saturday, Jack Harlow credited reading books as Harry potter when he was in school to make him the writer he is today. As reported by Variety, the “Already Best Friends” rapper began his acceptance speech by saying that when …

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LIS tip cites importance of reading books daily

QUEZON CITY, (PIA) – Books play an important role in everyone’s life because they introduce us to a world of imagination and help us strengthen our memory and sharpen our critical thinking. “The importance of books in our life cannot be compromised as they not only help to broaden our …

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Reading – books and labels – increases the pleasure of drinking wine

When asked how I learned about wine, my truthful answer is, “By drinking it.” But that’s really only half the story. I also read a lot (nowadays I call it research) because it quenches my curiosity. Reading answers these burning questions about which grapes are allowed when Chianti is on …

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Sometimes I Lie About Reading Books • The Tulane Hullabaloo

This article contains content related to sexual assault. Know My Name book cover (Courtesy of Penguin Random House) This story is not linear. None of these pieces are neatly tied together before they had the chance to overlap, and yet they barely seemed connected to each other until recently. I’ll …

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Golf governing bodies crack down on green reading books

Golf governing bodies have revealed a new model local rule to further limit the use of green reading books in the hopes that players and caddies will only use their eyes and feel to read putts. The local rule model G-11 allows tournament organizers to restrict players to using only …

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5 best tablets for reading books and taking notes

Tablets offer the best of both worlds. They are bigger than smartphones and at the same time much more portable than laptops. This feature makes it perfect for reading books on the go or taking quick notes, all thanks to the large screen. Some tablets support allowing you to take …

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LETTER: Reading books is a surefire way to learn about difficult subjects

Dear Editor: My family moved here in 2000, shortly after the devastating fires, which gave me the privilege of attending Wadsworth Elementary School and Buddy Taylor Middle School before they were united, High School Flagler Palm Coast for a year, and finally, the privilege of being Matanzas High School’s first …

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The gift of reading: books to give for the holidays | Home + Life + Health

“My two border towns” “The forgotten botanist” “Little pieces of hope” “Arizona Natural Points of Interest” Arizona Daily Star Remember the good old days, when newspapers like this ran a box every day to remind us how many days of shopping were left until Christmas? For the record, the number …

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Children’s literature, an initiative to attract children to reading books

Bahawalpur – A one-day festival for children was held at Government Girls Junior Model High School in Bahawalpur under the auspices of District Education Authority Bahawalpur and Education and Awareness. Education South Punjab Dr. Ehtesham Anwar Mehar, Deputy Commissioner Irfan Ali Kathia, CEO Education and Awareness Bella Raza Jamil, Pakistan …

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Save 30% on GolfLogix Green Reading Books for Black Friday

Through: Zephyr Melton November 26, 2021 Black Friday shopping is here, and there are plenty of deals to boost your golf game. Black Friday is here, and with it comes tons of savings opportunities. If you’re looking to splash a few bucks on something to up your game, you’re in …

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Reading books on the phone with my grandson made us both feel good

First Person is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Got a story to tell? Check out our guidelines on tgam.ca/guidedissertation. Illustration by Marley Allen-Ash When my 54 year old wife passed away in 2015, I found myself with a gaping hole of loneliness in my life. My adult sons …

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PGA Tour to Put Restrictions on Green Reading Books

As of January 1, 2022, players participating in PGA Tour events will no longer be able to use the controversial and highly detailed eco-reading books in their current form. A long overdue decision to “return to a position where players and caddies use only their skills, judgment and feel” to …

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PGA Tour supports green reading books change in 2022

A big change could happen to the PGA Tour from January 1, 2022. And no, this time around, we’re not talking about a rival golf league backed by Saudi Arabia. On Monday evening, a note sent to PGA Tour members and caddies circulated on Twitter, highlighting a potential new rule …

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Why the PGA Tour’s Proposed New Rule on Green Reading Books Could Be Rather Difficult to Enforce Golf News and Tour Information

The PGA Tour took a big step towards banning green reading books on Monday when it sent out a memo to players and caddies outlining the details of a proposed new rule. According to the memo, a copy of which was obtained by Golf Digest, the new tournament rules, currently …

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Why I like to read books on this subject more than on my phone or tablet

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. With smartphones and tablets, we pack digital Swiss Army knives: tools that can multitask, from email and web browsing to streaming video and taking photos. Amazon’s all-new Kindle Paperwhite, which starts shipping on Wednesday from $ 139.99, proves it’s okay to own a device that …

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The new Kindle Paperwhite made me enjoy reading books again

Confession: I have finished a surprisingly low number of books since I finished high school. It’s not that I don’t like books or struggle with understanding or anything like that. Instead, my particular brand of ADHD makes it hard to find the motivation to start and focus when I do, …

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Offer the pleasure of reading books

Techie on a mission to distribute 1 million books, magazines to schools and libraries “Children who start reading early understand situations better and are also able to analyze the pros and cons,” says Mr. Satish Babu, a technician who has embarked on the mission of instilling the habit of reading. …

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Aryan Khan spends his time reading books about Ram and Sita in Arthur Road prison: Sources

Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently in Mumbai Central Prison on a drug case, spends his time in prison reading a religious book and other fiction. Prison officials say he is being held behind bars like other inmates, in accordance with the prison manual. Sources …

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Americans are reading fewer books than ever

In America people read less. According to a Pew Research Center survey, about a quarter of American adults (23%) say they have not read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form. So why are people reading less in 2021? …

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Far-right group wants to ban children from reading books about male seahorses, Galileo and Martin Luther King, Jr.

School books on Martin Luther King Jr. are too “divisive,” says a conservative group at the center of a battle to ban books in Tennessee. A story about astronomer Galileo Galilei is “anti-church”. A seahorse picture book is too sexy. As the school year resumes, latent textbook feuds have returned …

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How to make your child addicted to reading books

One of the best ways to encourage your child to read is to start reading early, so it becomes a way of life long before busy schedules take over. Also remember that you are the greatest role model for your child: when children see adults reading for fun, they grow …

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8 ways to rekindle your love for reading books

International Literacy Day Source: Delmaine Donson / Getty About a quarter of Americans don’t read books, according to Pew Research Center. Several factors seem to correlate with poor reading time, including household income and gender (men are most likely not to have read a book in the past year). The …

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How to Love Reading Books Again

MadameNoire Featured Video Source: Delmaine Donson/Getty About a quarter of Americans don’t read books, according to Pew Research Center. Several factors seem correlate with low reading time, including household income and gender (men are most likely not to have read a book in the past year). The US Time Use …

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Learn about Dutch culture and language by reading books

Windmills, clogs and Dutch franchise; as a country you can only be known for so many things. The culture of the Netherlands, however, is not as flat as its landscape. If you want to get a feel for its culture, the folks at Regina Coeli recommend that you read books. …

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Learn to let go by reading books at the “right time”

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The problem Recently, I finally bought a book that had been on my TBR shelf for three years, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I read it in about two sessions, and although …

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The simple pleasure of the founder of PayMe India: reading books to relax and rejuvenate

Mahesh Shukla, founder of PayMe India, read a few books during the lockdown. The most recent were ‘Crucial Conversation’ and ‘The Art of Saying No’ by Damon Zahariades which explains how to take your time in hand without feeling guilty for saying no to others. ‘Crucial Conversation’ by Kerry Peterson, …

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Blinkist Review: Isn’t the future of reading books just reading books? – Doha News

With the growing popularity of eBooks, apps like Blinkist have made reading a lot easier, but could it come at a cost? In recent years, e-books have become more and more popular. Kindle devices and iBooks apps have helped catalyze the growth of the digital reading format. E-books are frequently …

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Mark Bittman on Writing and Reading Food Books

BITTMAN: I just finished “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. I have walked about two-thirds of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” but I think I’ll stop. I read a lot of book reviews and read all of Blake Bailey’s biography reviews on Philip Roth, including a very long one by James Wolcott. …

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From love of reading to writing books

For Shonda Fischer, there was a silver lining to being diagnosed with a painful medical condition. The married mother-of-two said she had to quit her job after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain throughout the body as well as sleeping problems and fatigue, among other things. But …

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From the love of reading to writing books

For Shonda Fischer, there was a silver lining in the diagnosis of a painful medical condition. The married mother of two said she had to quit her job after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain throughout the body as well as sleep problems and fatigue, among others. …

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Oxfam study shows people prefer reading books to tablets

It’s no surprise to the manager of Oxfam’s store in Haverfordwest that people still opt for a paper or hardback book, although they can read stories on tablets, phones, Kindles or listen to books sound. According to a survey of 2,000 adults across the UK, commissioned by Oxfam, two-thirds of …

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“My boyfriend forbade me to read books – he says it’s the same as cheating”

Passionate bookworm has been banned from reading by her boyfriend because he believes the steamy scenes from her favorite love books are a sign that she is unfaithful “He thinks I’m going to imagine another man having sex with me” (Stock Image) ( Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto) Books have …

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Danielle Kang does not support range finders or green reading books; mixed opinions on women’s football | Golf News and Tour Information

JOHNS CREEK, Georgia – This week’s KPMG PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club will see the use of rangefinders for the first time in a major women’s competition, picking up where the men left off at the PGA Championship in Kiawah in May . The PGA of America cleared …

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