The 10 Best Things Internet Has Given Book Lovers

The 10 Best Things Internet Has Given Book Lovers

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Happy birthday Internet! Today the Internet turns thirty-years-old. It’s been a long thirty years. In fact, I barely a remember a time before the Internet, but I’m only twenty-two.     In a nutshell, the Internet has done a lot for us. Some good, some bad, but mostly it gave us neutral tools that we, as a collective, outright abused. So thank you, Internet for these 10 things you gave us!   10. It’s easier to buy books   Can you image going outside of your house and looking for a book, traversing through dark and shady bookstores, digging in trashcans …

Young Readers Still Prefer Books to Screens, Study Shows

Young Readers Still Prefer Books to Screens, Study Shows

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Young people absorb information more easily from reading from physical books rather than from screens. This is the case, despite these“digital natives” growing up around screens such as laptops, iPhones, iPads and tablets. According to The Irish Times, “the analysis of how more than 170,000 people are learning across Europe” finds that children and young adult far prefer reading physical copies of novels and longer-form articles, and tend to skim longer pieces of text when reading from screens. The article notes that those studied were far less likely to take notes or become immersed in what they are reading when reading from …