Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet

Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet

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Following up on her critically acclaimed Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross takes a new look at pleasure reading through 30 thought-provoking essays based on themes arranged from A to Z. In short lively chapters, she discusses topics ranging from qAlexia, q qBad Reading, q and qChanging Livesq to qRomance Fiction, q qSelf-help, q qTitles, q qVampires, q and qYear of Reading.q Drawing on her own research as well as other published sources, Ross comments on the significance of each theme, provides examples of the phenomenon, and develops the topic chronologically, through further examples, or through reversals. The essays are unified by an underlying theory of reading that views readers as sense-makers, actively engaged in reading themselves into the text and reading the texts back into their own lives. It gives educators and librarians insights into their roles with readers and offers a message about the importance of pleasure reading. A short list of resources for further reading is supplied with each topic.And eBooks are great for people who dona#39;t like to wait till the bookstore opens or who dona#39;t live in a big urban center near a well-stocked bookstore. ... in 2011 on eBook reading: a€œHow do you feel about different formats for readinga€”for example , audio-books or e-books? ... were coming down: Applea#39;s iPad was introduced in 2010, Barnes aamp; Noblea#39;s Color Nook appeared in 2010, Amazona#39;s Kindle Touchanbsp;...

Title:Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet
Author:Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-06-27


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