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Might ve brought up It seems to be a very very informal and free flowing way of reading together Groups have been established in schools prisons nursing homes in hospitals with psychiatric patients I thought this essay was fascinating and I really admire Jane Davis who saw a need and did something about it she writes we must reposition iterature it She writes We must reposition iterature settings such as workplaces mental health services demential care homes ooked after children services where its profound worth will be seen for what it really is the holder of human value human meaning and yes even the secrets of the universe Some interesting and one or two annoyingly snobby essays about the importance and pleasure of reading I find the aim of the collection a bit confusing though as for me they were preaching to the choir but surely the LAST thing someone who didn t From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 like reading would pick up is a book of essays This book contains ten essays by authors publishers and other passionate advocates of reading all giving reasons why reading is importan READING TRANSFORMS THE human brain which transforms the mind which transforms theife of every readerMarcel Proust characterised this heart of reading as that moment when that which is the end of their the author s wisdom is but the beginning of ours Proust 1906 Thought the ast essay was very good at addressing e reading and reading in the 21st century Vs most of the other essays which simply eschewed electronic devices as reading s nemesis Though all of the essays were well written and interesting in their own ways they had a beef And it was the Kindle Which is ironic written and interesting in their own ways they had a beef And it was the Kindle Which is ironic I read this bad boy on Kindle Thus feeling a stab of guilt as though I were cheating on books or the iterary community throughout Loved all the brain science stuff I always eat that up And anything arguing FOR reading Yeah I m on board with that Bravo Reading is not just a French Daguerreotypes languid pleasure I m improving my brain and compassionevel people And since you clearly have a goodreads account you are too Way to be Not bad an "Interesting Collection Of Essays On The Art And Act Of "collection of essays on the art and act of and on the necessity of From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read literature If it s meant to convince you that reading is essential it s preaching to the choir I don t know that many of the people who read this book would be inclined to disagree with the pronouncements I had to smile and shake my head at Carmen Callil s vehement disapproval of the ebook Reading a book on a Kindle or an Ipad is all very well in fact it is better than all very well it is splendidly practical but it is not the same A machine can neverook ike a book books are far beautiful Books are ike gardens a Kindle or an iPad ike a supermarket it makes ife easier but one doesn t want to Twelve Days of Pleasure loiter in it You can fiddle with books Like gardens they can. Iterature novels poetry because we need to make sense of ourives test our depths understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of Great books can provide companionship when we are onely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily ife Reading provides a uniue kind of pleasure and no one should ive. 3 stars A bit wanky but Nicholas Carr author of The Shallows What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains saved it from Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France less stars Iiked the cover I judge books by covers That s OK Just the contents inside didn t ive up to the cover p The title was convincing too Clever but overpromised and underdelivered "Should have had a staid brown cover and been titled What Authors "have had a staid brown cover and been titled What Authors About Books And Reading Especially Classic Literature And Poems This is a book of essay extolling the virtues of reading They are by writers publishers and scientists writing about their personal experiences with books of their beliefs about the benefits of reading and of the scientific evidence about what the act of reading does to our brains The introduction says that This year 2011 we earnt that there are many thousands of children across britain who cannot read competently that there Britain who cannot read competently that there thousands who eave primary school unable to put together basic sentences One in three teenagers reads only two books a year or fewer and one in six children rarely reads books outside of the classroom Many parents do not read stories to their children and many homes do not have books in them Stories and poems for these thousands of children are not a source of enchantment or excitement Books are associated with school or worse they are associated with acute feelings of shame and frustrationI think my favourite essay was the first one Library Life by Zadie Smith She writes about the importance of her ocal Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets library to her readingife and her education At a time when they are under threat she emphasises the Electromyography for Experimentalists lifeline thatibraries are It has always been and always will be very difficult to explain to people with money what it means not to have money If education matters to you well why wouldn t you be willing to pay for them if you value them They are the kind of people who believe value can only be measured in moneyThe overwhelming majority of books I read as a child came from the Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 library and I m sure that being able to browse there without anybody telling me what I should or shouldn t read engendered the passionateove of books and reading that s such a joy to me now and will be to the end of my ifeThe other essay which I really enjoyed was The Reading Revolution by Jane Davis Her biography at the front of the book says that she is the FounderDirector of The Reader Organisation a national charity bringing about a reading revolution by making it possible for people of all ages backgrounds and abilities to enjoy iterature in a direct personal way The Reader Organisation has established groups where people meet and read together out oud and discuss the book or poem as it is being read People interrupt with comments about the work itself or with any personal feelings that the reading. In any 24 hours there might be sleeping eating kids parents friends overs work school travel deadlines emails phone calls Facebook Twitter the news the TV Playstation music movies sport responsibilities passions desires dreamsWhy should you stop what you're doing and read a bookPeople have always needed stories We need ,

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Stop What Youre Doing And Read ThisBe wonderful to ook at You can cuddle them and use them ike a hot water bottle a machine can t do any of these thingsFor and use them La heredera del mar like a hot water bottle a machine can t do any of these thingsFor I m uite certain that you can use a book as a hot water bottle And for another it s disingenuous to argue that the value ofiterature and prose is somehow cheapened because of the format it s presented in The theme of ebook is bad is present throughout the book which is disappointing and which unnecessarily dates the essaysthe ones that are preoccupied with it ose any sense of timelessness in their discussions of the importance of iterature This was really ike a 25 star read especially toward the end This is a non fiction book containing essays by authors all about reading Over half the authors were unknown to me and their essays were the most boring Part of that may have been due to the fact that they re unknown to me but a ot of it was because many of them talked about of the scientific aspects of reading rather than how reading has affected their
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in personal I was expecting personal vignettes not dry scientific facts I found myself skimming much of the book and I was happy when I finally finished this book That s never a good sign A book of 10 British authors and #their essays on the experience and ove of reading Some of these were uite good Zadie Smith Mark #essays on the experience and ove of reading Some of these were uite good Zadie Smith Mark Jeanette Winterson some were terribly scientific and boring Throughout the book though I found Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One little nuggets that I could relate to and realize there are others who feel the same way I do when I read I wouldove to say that reading possessed some of the special powers it is often claimed to possess not Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) least the ability to soothe the troubled mind But when my mind is troubledike many people I find reading hard if not impossible and fiction in particular becomes a country from which I feel painfully exiled so that when I m able to read again it feels Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe like coming home Mark HaddonOr this one Ourove of reading manifests itself in a romantic attachment to the physical book A volume on a shelf becomes a kind of sacred relic Glancing at its spine spurs memories of the time in which it was read or of the emotions it aroused Some readers even rhapsodise Proust Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time like about the way books smell They relish the ink and adhesives scent of a freshly printed book and the musty aroma of an old one Nicholas CarrAnd to think I was the only one in the world whooved the smell of books Updated review 31 March 2016Two different occasions you have to read this book on If u r a reading aholic feeling that no one understands how much u One Wild Weekend love reading If u stopped reading for a while and u needed some enthusiasm to go back on track In sum it is the best illustration of Bibliomania peopleike us explaining why we Forgetful of Their Sex love reading books and how they make us alive. Without itIn the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science publishing technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading why access to books should never be taken forgranted how reading transforms our brains and howiterature can save ive. ,

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