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Love of Reading

There Is No Frigate Like A Book: A Life Spent Reading

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I balance books precariously, pile them high on my bedside table: fiction, memoir, children's stories, volumes of poetry, professional reading all sta...

Is High School Ruining Reading?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 09.24.2016 | College
Samara Wolpe

I have often felt that I am missing much of the joy I could be getting out of a book by reading it in class instead of on my own.

How Reading Logs Can Kill The Love Of Reading

Andrea Nair | Posted 12.21.2014 | Education
Andrea Nair

When children are told how much to read, they sometimes zip through the pages, not really absorbing the story or information just so they can get to the assigned page number to end at so they can stop. Forcing a child to read can stir counterwill, which instinctually will tell them not to.

Why I'll Read 20 Books Before Bedtime

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

It's hard to say no when you see her eyes light up, watch her become transfixed with the stories, the artistry on the pages. When you hear new words spill out of her daily, see her comprehend and make connections. When she literally dances at the suggestion of reading.

Please Don't Tell Me That You 'Hate Reading'

Alexis LaMarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Alexis LaMarsh

You're pulled into new worlds, ancient lands, tiny towns, and vast cities. You meet people. You experience new things. You learn things you'd never know otherwise.

On Dying With a Long Reading List, Writing, and Saying Goodbye to My Father

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.20.2013 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

It was my father who fueled my love of books. My father's devotion to books encouraged and inspired me to become an avid reader and, eventually, a writer.

When Ray Bradbury Fell In Love With Books

Posted 10.02.2012 | Books

Excerpted from The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012. Introduction © 2012 by Ray Bradbury, Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt...


Josh Weinstein | Posted 09.23.2012 | Books
Josh Weinstein

In high school, I didn't take AP English solely because of the amount of reading involved. Reading wasn't always my enemy, though.

A Book So Exciting It 'Made My Teeth Chatter': How To Help Boys Love To Read

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Boys are different when it comes to reading. Yes, some boys devour books from day one, and some girls never find the joy. But, overall, high school boys have fallen nearly 20 points behind their female peers.

Parentlode Book Club: Mommy, There's A World In This Book

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

This first installment of PBC will be a little different. I have sitting in front of me as I write this a stack of books not about teaching children to read (although there are many of those out there) but rather about teaching children to LOVE to read. We will be talking about all of them.