Many children want to read books on digital devices and would read for fun more frequently if they could obtain e-books. But even if they had that access, two-thirds of them would not want to give up their traditional print books.
These are a few of the findings in a study being released on Wednesday by Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter books and the “Hunger Games” trilogy.
My freshman year in college I took a philosophy course from a professor who began by announcing that no textbooks would be used in his class. Plenty of books were required, however. “I want you to come out of this course with the beginnings of a good library,” the professor told us. “and textbooks have no place in such a library. Nothing in the world has less value than a used textbook.”
“Make each book your own,” he exhorted, “by annotating and footnoting and indexing it for yourself.”
“She reads with great concentration. Her eyes rarely move from the pages of her book — a thick hardback. A bookstore wrapper hides the title from us. Judging from her intent expression, the book might contain a challenging subject matter. Far from skimming, she seems to be biting off and chewing it one line at a time.”—Haruki Murakami, After Dark (via distantheartbeats)
“No one knows how we really are…Like me, I’ll go to frickin Barnes & Nobles, get a coffee and just sit down and read.”—– Jersey Shore star Snooki, revealing a little-known side of her, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (via bangthevixen)