4 Reasons Why You Should Never Hate a Book

4 Reasons Why You Should Never Hate a Book

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Maybe I’m just not picky or it’s just that I’m just a weirdo, but I’ve never hated a book. Maybe I ended up not liking it or parts of it confused me. There have been some that are so hard to finish because they’re just not up my alley, but I’ve made it work. Basically, what I’m saying is, I’ve never really and truly hated a book.   There is method to my madness, and I’d like to think some people would agree. Everyone has their favorite types of genres, I do too. Yet I still can’t bring myself to use …

Studies Show Almost Everyone Prefers Reading on Paper, Not Screens

Studies Show Almost Everyone Prefers Reading on Paper, Not Screens

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What if I told you that despite the popular belief that children are more likely to read on a device like an iPad or a Kindle, research shows that this isn’t necessarily true.   The study showed that children in Years 4 and 6 who had consistent access to devices that could be used as eReaders didn’t typically use these devices to read, even if they were reading books daily. The study also showed that the more devices the children had access to, the less they read overall. This suggests that electronic reading devices can actually hinder reading in children.  …

The Little-Known App that Helps You Get Through Those Tough Novels

The Little-Known App that Helps You Get Through Those Tough Novels

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Struggling to get through challenging books like Infinite Jest and other classic, but dense novels? Kindle’s lesser-known and highly underrated feature, Word Runner, can help you with just that.    Kindle’s Word Runner works through rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) which centers the words on a screen, enacting a stream of consciousness-like flow to reading. To help with comprehension of the texts, the feature uses Dynamic Pacing to slow down the scanning at commas, periods, and punctuation marks.    Example of RSVP | via Good E Reader   Along with the stream of consciousness-like flow that RSVP creates, it can also …

10 Quotes That’ll Fire You up to Finally Finish That Book

10 Quotes That’ll Fire You up to Finally Finish That Book

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Reading is kind of like sex – mentally we may want to do it nonstop, but physically we can get burned out and it stops being enjoyable for the rest of the day. Maybe your mind is exhausted and you haven’t read a book in a few hours, or nights, maybe even WEEKS! Perhaps you’ve lost your reading mo-jo. You’re lacking in focus, you cant stay awake to read before bed, or maybe you just feel you don’t have the time anymore.   Well, here are ten quotes to get you out of this dry, paperless spell.   Gif Via You’reKillingUs.com   1. …