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#Reading

Unquantifiable

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

I'm still trying to figure out how electronic bookstores are going to replace this past time. I don't know that they can.

Summer Reading: Page Turners For Post 50s

Posted 06.12.2012 | Fifty

Even before the thermostat cracks 70, it seems like every entertainment blog and morning news segment is buzzing about the hottest summer movie releas...

Should I Read or Should I Write?

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Writers have a special dilemma: when you have a free moment, do you read or do you write?

The Power of Accompaniment: In Education, in Health, in Life Journeys

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.05.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

With respect for the power of intergenerational sharing, we can all share a love of reading and the power of words to give power to people's own stories.

Read and Comprehend (Nearly) Everything

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.05.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

The true intellectual is a glutton for reading material. Magazines and scholarly journals, biographies and other nonfiction, novels and short stories, poetry and street posters: all beg for attention and study.

Security With the Written Word

Rachael Berkey | Posted 08.02.2012 | Books
Rachael Berkey

There are few ways to make me feel more exposed than to set me somewhere to wait with nothing to do. I blame my mother for this idiosyncrasy. The prob...

WTF? (What's That Font?) 3 Reasons Why it's Hard to Read the Small Print

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

I found myself recently standing in a grocery store aisle, holding a bottle of barbeque sauce at arm's length in order to bring into focus the ridiculously tiny type. When did children with 20/10 vision start designing all our consumer products? I wondered.

Classic Literature Isn't Dead: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Books
Isabel Kaplan

Now, you might ask: What does the number of times the word "because" appears in a given work tell us about whether or not an author was influenced by classic literature? Nothing. The conclusions presented in the paper would be laughable -- if they weren't being taken seriously.

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

'Kingston Noir': Where the Sun Doesn't Shine

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Kingston Noir is the purest of noir, and the richest of depictions of Jamaica -- only not the Jamaica you are probably familiar with.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Andrew Lam

In this age of mobility and information, there simply isn't any time for such a thing as a long, flowing, hand-written letter.

Your Guide to Surviving Shakespeare in College

Uloop | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Uloop

This is the one time in class where viewing the movie is beneficial. Shakespeare was written as a play, not a book, so seeing the scenes played out is helpful when trying to decipher the plot-line and character motivation.

Can Stricter Federal Guidelines Fix America's Literacy Crisis?

Posted 07.15.2012 | Education

As American students continue to fall behind foreign peers, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a new set of ...

Why Maurice Sendak's Books are for Grownups, Too

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Wait, you thought Maurice Sendak's books were for kids?

Table Talk: The Importance of Reading

Posted 05.04.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Evin Moore cares a lot about reading. In fact, he cares so much tha...

Are Book Trailers Necessary?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
A.J. Walkley

Trailers for movies make sense -- a visual medium for a visual product. If you aim to read a book, why do you need anything more than the synopsis of the book before you know whether you want to read it?

The Main Thing Is That We Keep Reading

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Mary Walker Baron

As an avid reader I take pride and comfort in my library of printed works. I own a digital reader from which I frequently, well, read. I love my books. I like my digital reader.

Awesome Viral Poster About Kids Who Read

Posted 05.03.2012 | Parents

Bloggers and Pinterest users are going crazy over this poster, created by artist Mike Andereck for the volunteer-driven Colorado organization Burning ...

HuffPost Book Club: Vote On The Next Book

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

This weekend we'll wrap up coverage on "What It Is Like To Go To War," a discussion compiled through weeks worth of comments and tweets, a range of re...

"Keep Your Book Warm" and Other Tips for Fighting Writer's Block

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

No matter how long you've been writing, you've probably experienced that panic-induced paralysis known as writer's block. If you want to tame the symptoms of this debilitating condition, here are some home remedies to try.

Like 'Girls'? You'll Love These Books

The Hairpin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Let's just say there are a lot of articles about Girls. And, if you're like me, it's been making you think a lot about women, and friends, and the cit...

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.

Lena Dunham Shares Her Favorite Books

The New York Times | Posted 04.19.2012 | Women

What book is on your night stand now? Right now I'm looking right at Mary Gaitskill's "Bad Behavior"; the new Diane Keaton autobiography; "Having I...

What Katie Roiphe Missed About Women's Fantasies

BuzzFeed | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

It finally has the world talking about female sexual desires. Shift's Amy Odell and Anna North discuss the latest critique of the book in the new issu...

Minus One Equals Zero

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

I am constantly impressed with my 10-year-old autistic daughter Emma's mind and creative use of words. I often think when I listen to her that there's a kind of poetry in the way she phrases things, the way she will use seemingly unrelated words to describe something.