Reading books

How two women quietly reading books in a SF bar sparked an introverted revolution

(Originally published January 7, 2020. The group is now reuniting in lineevery second Sunday of the month.) In 2012, Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich were sipping wine at Bistro Central Parc, a cozy French restaurant near the Panhandle in San Francisco, decorated with twinkling garlands. They complained about …

Read More »

How to help your children learn to love reading books – Orange County Register

Before moving across the country and becoming the children’s book editor of the New York Times Book Review, Maria Russo spent 10 years in Southern California. As a former Los Angeles Times staffer and editor of Pasadena Magazine, Russo remains a fan of the area and one of its oldest …

Read More »

The Joys of Listening to Audiobooks While Reading Books

It’s official, the world of books can’t get enough audiobooks. This creates a win-win situation for publishers and bookworms. Audio sales are booming and keeping the industry afloat, while we readers get our fix of literature while doing other things like cooking, sewing, gardening, and driving, among other activities. While …

Read More »

Strategies for Reading Books You Already Have

The pile of books is more than half my height again. It’s getting out of hand because all of a sudden I’m reading six books for an article or I went to ComicCon or it was Tuesday and I was sad about it and, damn it, I deserve good things. …

Read More »

Introduce your children to the pleasure of reading books

by Jonathan Dickman, MD, PhD, with contributions from Joseph and Rachel DickmanThe magic of books is a wonderful thing to behold. I often find my children on the couch with a book in their hands leafing through the pages. These are some of the times when our home is most …

Read More »

Why 300,000 people read books on NYPL’s Instagram

In August 2018, New York Public Library Instagram followers were tapping on their Insta Stories when something unexpected popped up: the full text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlanddesigned for a small screen, with small animations that bring the story to life when you flip it. The project, known as Insta …

Read More »

The best apps to read books on your phone

Yeah, that looks like a real nail biter, but… wasn’t that your stop we just passed? No matter. Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash In addition to fulfilling the roles of phone, digital camera, music player, alarm clock and many more, your smartphone is also a window to the limitless world of …

Read More »

Barrett: Reading books with an adult is a great way to build empathy and other social-emotional skills in kids

JThere are many reasons for families, educators, and community members to spend time reading with children, from improving students’ reading skills to improving academic and career success. For more than 20 years, Reading Partners has believed that pairing high-quality books with the mentorship of a caring, supportive adult is a …

Read More »