Reading used to be something we did in solitude, but thanks to the Internet, things have changed dramatically. Now, reading has become something people from all around the world can partake in together, meeting on social media sites to talk about their favorite books.
As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.
If you're an editor like myself, you have a lot of manuscripts to read. If you're a bookseller, you've got to stay on top of what's being published. This summer it seems like most of the editors and booksellers I know are reading A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara's second novel.
Next to the long and storied history of the print book, the eBook is still in early infancy, and that is what makes it so fascinating to study. In the coming years, the content and context of eReading are certain to evolve greatly.
Still shopping for the holidays? Don't panic, there's still time. We know sometimes it takes a while to find that perfect gift for the woman who has everything. Whether you know her as mom, spouse, daughter or just a friend, here are six great tech gifts ideas for the woman in your life.
For better and worse, we live in a culture of coding. Now that virtually everyone is a consumer of digital content, there are unprecedented commercial and social opportunities for content creators. Now is the time to encourage kids, and adults, to code.
Adding features like bookshelves, reading lights and comfortable cushions means that a window nook can be used all year long.
Don't let anyone tell you you're not a book lover because you have an eReader. Obviously you're a book lover, you own a device specifically for reading books!
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.
Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.
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.
We're namers. We like to put people and things in buckets, assign labels to the buckets and fit them into our handy memory garage. We're especially bi...
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.
by no less than Chinua Achebe, to be a colonialist, ultimately racist piece of writing about Africa and indigenous peoples who are little understood