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Reading In Public: They're Not The Big New Bestsellers You'd Expect (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every so often we gather observations from around the country of what people are reading in public. What people were reading in the fall is a bit diff...

8 Easy Ways to Get Digital Natives Wild about Reading

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Duke Estroff

It's no wonder kids don't read books anymore. A Kaiser study reveals children ages 8 to 18 log an average of 7.5 hours of screen time daily.

Balanced Life -- Twelve Tips For Reading More

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite thing to do, by a long shot. I'm not a well-rounded person.

Reading In Private, Or A Social Pursuit?

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Reading might well have been among the last remaining private activities, but it is now a relentlessly social pursuit. Gaggles of readers get together...

Bedtime Reading: Children's Stories To Inspire You In Your Sleep

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pam Allyn

Here are my top recommendations for bedtime reading for all ages in 2010. Our great authors, honoring the mysterious yet profound world of childhood, steer us toward peace, and the promise of hope.

Reading In Prison: Ten Books; No Hard Covers

Kenneth Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Hartman

In an atmosphere as poisoned as the criminal justice world, the restrictions that made any sense at all ran out fast. Somewhere along the way, hardcover books were deemed potentially dangerous.

The Film of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' Is About To Open, So I Read the Book. I'm Still Shaking.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Opening soon: the movie made from the novel of The Road. I saw the preview and was impressed, so I picked up the book. And, to my surprise, it knocked me out.

The Power of Books in Prison

Kenneth Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Hartman

The first time I read Solzhenitsyn's The Cancer Ward I was in the hole for inciting a riot. At the time, I'd served only the first ten years of my life without the possibility of parole sentence.

Why We Use Cookbooks

The New Yorker | Adam Gopnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We say "What's the recipe?" when we mean "How do you do it?" And though we want the answer to be "Like this!" the honest answer is "Be me!" "What's th...

Women's National Book Association to Launch Reading Group Month

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joan Gelfand

About a year ago, I caught book group fever. An avid reader, I had never been part of a book group. I listened wistfully to friends' recounting of lively conversations, envying the breadth of titles discussed by readers.

Vook: The Future Of Reading?

The Washington Post | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Is a hybrid book our future? Maybe. "As discourse moves from printed pages to network screens, the dominant mode will be things that are multi-modal a...

Forget the Facebook Quizzes: This'll Tell You Who You Are

Suzanne Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Suzanne Morrison

Shut down your Facebook page. Do it now, and give this a try.

Book Browsing Trends: Online Samples Increase Sales

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

FRANKFURT--(Business Wire)--At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, new data on how readers have sampled bookcontent online over the past 18 months points to...

Goodreads Gets $2 Million Grant, Plans Major Improvements

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week the books-and-social-networking site Goodreads announced it had received $2 million in venture capital, led by start-up-friendly True Ventur...

Hillary Clinton Spotted Reading The Lost Symbol (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On a recent trip to Egypt for talks with the Egyptian President, Foreign Minister, and Intelligence Chief, Hillary Clinton was spotted, as seen on Lau...

Blogger Reads A Book A Day

The New York Times | PETER APPLEBOME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a time-deprived world, where book reading is increasingly squeezed off the page, it is hard to know what's most striking about Ms. Sankovitch's que...

Short Stories for $3.99: the Atlantic/Kindle Deal is Not So New

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Wednesday Martin

As of December 7, short stories by Christopher Buckley, Edna O'Brien (and by January Curtis Sittenfeld, and presumably many others) are available on Kindle, courtesy of a deal with the Atlantic Monthly.

Authors Gortner, Kamen Goldmark and Egan Gibson Bring WNBA Reading Group Month Celebration to Life

C.W. Gortner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
C.W. Gortner

What do a Spanish renaissance princess, a book-phobic overweight girl and a vegetarian child desperate for artificial sweeteners have in common? You'd think, not much!

Study: Colorado Teacher Prep Programs Are Weak

State Bill Colorado | State Bill Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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A new report by the National Council on Teacher Quality zings Colorado's teacher preparation programs for failing to insure that their graduate...

A Secret To Happiness: Read For Fun

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

But along with the books I read for work, following my resolution to read better and read at whim I let myself read books just because I feel like it.

How Romance Novels Take the Romance out of Romance

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Elsner

I don't do explicit sex in my books because I'm more interested in love -- and love takes place in the mind where it has to fight for its existence against all the other challenges presented by life.

Huffington Post Readers' Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We know that the Huffington Post reader is really smart, and since you're on the Books page, we know that you like to read, so it made sense that when...

What You Missed at "Naked Girls Reading"

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Reading, Home News

Naked girls. Reading banned books. And yeah, there's a slideshow. ...

Children's Book Publishers Are Playing It Safe In 2010

thebookseller.com | Caroline Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The outlook for the children's market this year will be cautious, low risk and very traditional -- despite publishers saying 2009 performed better tha...

Reading, Now and Then

Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Darnton

In trying to make out The Case for Books, I've found myself circling round the mysteries of reading, past, present, and future.