This weekend we will celebrate our fathers and the important men in our lives. In their honor I've come up with my list of top ten great reads about great father figures in literature.
Nearly any book you can think of can be read as an electronic book (e-book) today. Granted, reading an electronic book on a computer never really took off as a trend, but the advent of electronic readers (e-readers) started the turnaround.
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Technology provides access to a wealth of books and information, and engaged families help motivate children to read and learn.
Are you reading fewer than 100 books on your e-reader before upgrading? Do you read the news more than 10 minutes each day? If so, the printed pa...
How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content? Not yet, according to the people who should know best: their parents.
I began to play with my niece's Kindle every time she came over. I snuck peeks over strangers' shoulders on the subway and the bus. The text looked good; the portability handy. A horrible thought washed over me: I wanted one myself.
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Can it be true? Those shiny, blinking devices that seem to be multiplying around us are actually encouraging us to read more? Apparently so! But tabl...
They're parked in the living room with iThings in front of their faces as soon as their chores and homework are done. Is this brag-worthy or cringe-worthy? I'm not sure anymore.
We need more and more information. We have an insatiable urge for fantasy, and its possibilities. And we want it in a new garb. Books today have turned the casualty, as a result of this. Why did libraries lose charm, when we still have our reading habits intact?
Other companies have tried and failed to institute a paywall for this new way of reading news. Why are we suddenly hopeful that this model could work?
Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...
The book encapsulated a deep sense of pleasure, safety, wonder, satisfaction, and above all, love. These early experiences linger with us, and can have enormous emotional resonance.
A few years ago, my place of employment decided to go paperless. It was not as much fun as going braless, and definitely not as successful.
If after 50 pages I find my mind wandering to other things I could be doing, especially other books I could be reading, I usually tell myself it's alright to put this one aside.