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Quarantine Books: Essential Doomsday Reading List

Hello and welcome to the LA Times Book Club newsletter. This Month’s Book Club Author Reyna Grande begins “A Ballad of Love and Glory” with a letter to the readers explaining why she wrote a novel about “the war the United States does not remember and Mexico cannot forget” – …

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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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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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What We’re Reading, Weekly Bestsellers, and Author Interviews – Orange County Register

If you love books, authors, and smart recommendations for things to read or give as gifts, Book Pages, our new weekly newsletter for Southern California readers, gives you all that and more. I read the same book every night for years, its repetition becoming almost meditative even as it put …

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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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Reasons to switch from classic books to e-books in 2022

Just as there are classic book lovers, there are digital book lovers. Specifically, tech fans are very happy with this appearance. It’s just that the advent of digital books created a rivalry with classic books. In fact, it depends on the reader’s pleasure. So, at the end of the day, …

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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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Gender stereotypes start in storybooks, study finds

Washington: A study found that by the age of two, children begin to believe in gender stereotypes, such as boys doing better at math and girls at reading. The research has been published in the ‘Psychological Science Journal’. However, a new study has looked at a different, potentially under-recognized source …

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Family donates rare books to FVCC library

The Wild West is back and wilder than ever at the Broussard Family Library and the Learning Commons at Flathead Valley Community College, thanks to a significant donation of Western literature. Whitefish resident Nick Chickering and his wife Karen recently gave the college a gift of 287 rare books from …

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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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Books are magic in real life – Memphis magazine

The bookstore is calm and warm when I pass on a cold and cloudy late fall day. The two employees at the sales counter, who happen to be the owner and the inventory specialist, add to the warm atmosphere with a cheerful welcome. My attention is drawn to a prominent …

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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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These 5 books make great holiday gifts, says Bill Gates

If you are considering giving books as holiday gifts to coworkers, clients, friends, or family this year, Bill Gates has a few recommendations for you. Gates, a notoriously voracious reader, says he read many great books in 2021. But those five were especially enjoyable, he writes, and would make great …

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Not All Boys Are Blue Author George M. Johnson Says Banning Books Cannot Erase Our Truth | New

The ancestors will tell you, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him you have a plan. This is the best way I could describe my experience posting my memoir Not all boys are blue. For months, I prepared for a book tour and book release party to celebrate …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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She makes a living doing what she loves most: reading books

“My goal in life,” wrote the poet Robert Frost, “is to unite my vocation and my vocation. As my two eyes are one. For almost two decades, Sarah Gelman has managed to combine her passion with her profession. An avid reader, Gelman has devoted her entire professional career to the …

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C. Pam Zhang on Reading Books to Start Every Day

ZHANG: I’m more and more interested in finding books that seem unique, that try to do something new. I have just re-read “L’Amant” by Marguerite Duras. It’s so short, so intense and so reluctant to explain itself. BOOKS: How has the pandemic influenced your reading? ZHANG: For much of the …

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California school district plans to ban classic books | UPDATE

UPDATE 4/12/2020: Burbank Unified School District Superintendent Matt Hill recently issued a statement outlining his reasoning for banning five classic texts from the district’s mandatory reading lists. Books will be allowed in class libraries, but no student may be required to read them. The NCAC is disappointed with the district’s …

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Reading books is a wonderful thing

“I just read a four-volume book series on Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro,” says my friend LP Fattire. “Fascinating. I can lend them to you. “Big books? ” I ask. “Yes. Over 3,000 pages in total. “I’ll pass. I already have a big pile of books. And I read Johnson’s …

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The lesson of confinement to read books aloud

For teachers around the world, one of the unexpected lessons of the COVID-19 lockdown has been that school children stuck at home in virtual learning love hearing books read aloud. With no physical classrooms for the last nine weeks of the school year, children missed close interaction with classmates and …

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Alaska school board rolls back ban on classic books

Following widespread protests from local citizens and national groups including the National Coalition Against Censorship, an Alaskan school board voted 6 to 1 to reverse its decision to withdraw five classic works of fiction from the Grade 11 English language reading list. Students will again be able to read: I …

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Kids prefer storybooks filled with detailed information, study says

ANI | Update: Apr 19, 2020 3:53 PM STI Washington DC [USA], April 19 (ANI): It is often seen that there is a natural desire in children to know what is going on around them. The same insatiable appetite also manifests itself when reading, as children prefer story books loaded …

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Children prefer storybooks filled with detailed information: Study

We often see that there is a natural desire in children to know what is going on around them. The same insatiable appetite also manifests when reading, as children prefer storybooks loaded with informal information, a study suggests. Although the researchers were aware of children’s interest in causal information, they …

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Dolly Parton and LeVar Burton Spread Reading Books

As people across the country continue to social distance in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some celebrities are getting creative to entertain their homebound followers. The Var Burton and Dolly Parton? They want to read books to you. Monday, Country Music Legend Dolly Parton announced “Goodnight …

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Amy Adams reads books to kids on Instagram

Loading Something is loading. “Vice” actress Amy Adams made a point of joining Instagram until Monday. She created an account in the middle of coronavirus outbreak to help affected children. “I have decided to finally join in shining a spotlight on the children across the country who need our help …

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5 benefits of reading books

Gone are the days when only geeks read books. These days, many smart CEOs of large multinational organizations read a book every week, yes a book every week, and they love and want to read even more. According to a Yale University study, people who read books live two years …

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Why don’t people read books anymore?

There are a growing number of people who simply don’t read books anymore. There are no specific reasons why this happens, some are forced to read books in English class and just don’t read anymore. Others don’t read books, but read news articles and online blogs, but not books. why …

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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. …

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Five classic books filled with wisdom you shouldn’t miss reading

You only live once, but the readers, in that one lifetime, acquire the wisdom of thousands. When you read a great book, you imagine yourself in that place that the writer described as a little piece of paradise. You experience both happiness, sadness, excitement, and agonizing anxiety as you turn …

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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 …

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Teens text and use social media instead of reading books

By Hannah Natanson A new study has alarming results but probably isn’t surprising to anyone who knows a teenager: High school kids today text, scroll, and use social media instead of reading books and magazines. In their free time, American teens rock their devices for hours a day rather than …

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5 classic books we should skip in high school – & 5 you should read instead

There are some books that, even if you haven’t personally read them in ninth grade, you associate high school reading lists. You know the type: strong moral character, conducive to class discussions and take-out essays. They are apparently still dog-eared, even though they are brand new, and you expect somewhere …

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15 classic books to finally read this new year

A few years ago, a list of popular books was circulating online with this subtitle: “The BBC thinks most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books below. How many have you read? The list was not actually published by the BBC, but was probably inspired by the …

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What are the children reading? Books like “Hunger Games”, but also classics.

What do green eggs, stick figures navigating college perils, and post-apocalyptic teenage battles have in common? They are all found in the books most read by American children and adolescents. The reading habits of 9.8 million students in grades 1-12 are detailed in the new “What children read” report from …

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