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Reading for Pleasure

American Children Read... But Not Well Or Often

Reuters | Andrew M. Seaman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters Health) - Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for plea...

Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Among her countless accomplishments, Jane Austen is making news in the field of neuroscience.

The Beauty in Assigned Reading

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

The true beauty of assigned reading is that it forces us to go out of our comfort zones. It allows us hear about different cultures and times, keeping our minds open to new opinions and perspectives.

Does Government Testing Put Children Off From Reading For Pleasure?

The Guardian | Jeevan Vasagar | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

MPs have criticised government plans to test pupils on their reading ability at the age of six, warning that it will put children off reading for plea...

Expanding Horizons For Arabic Children

John Farrell | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
John Farrell

In Jordan, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Middle East, people read for study, for school and for their jobs. But not for pleasure. Rana Dajani felt she had to do something about this.

Do Californians Read More?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

Two thirds of Californians say they like reading "a lot," according to a new survey. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, released Thursday, looks...

Want To Be Happier? Read Something For Fun!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

In general, reading is supposed to be fun. Go out and get hold of a book you want to read.

The Making of a Novel: No Time to Read for Pleasure

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

The other day when I was visiting a book club, someone asked me if I read very much for pleasure. I had been talking about all the books I read as I r...