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8 edition of Why we read what we read found in the catalog.

Why we read what we read

a delightfully opinionated journey through contemporary bestsellers

by Lisa Adams

  • 15 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Sourcebooks in Naperville, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books and reading -- United States,
  • Best sellers -- United States,
  • Popular literature -- United States

  • About the Edition

    The authors examine the best-selling books of the past 16 years, exploring common thematic threads that resonate with American readers.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLisa Adams and John Heath.
    ContributionsHeath, John, 1955-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ1003.2 .H43 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340 p. ;
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18498254M
    ISBN 10140221054X
    ISBN 109781402210549
    LC Control Number2007030564

    Peter Mendelsund’s “What We See When We Read” might almost be useful to those just coming to the idea of immersive, experiential reading, analytical reading, especially non-fiction, does not figure into this work, but for those who’ve been following, or studying, the phenomenon of non-critical reading this will be a tedious read/5(). We Both Read books feature a unique interactive format designed for a child to take turns reading aloud pages with a parent or tutor. The parent’s pages feature higher level text (at about a 5th grade reading level), while the child’s pages feature text that matches the child’s reading level.

      Why should we read books March 8, Byjus Leado General 0 You must have heard some well-known quotes like “books are best friends”, “books to the brain is what exercise is to body” and much more on books all the way from childhood.   “Reading is a nuanced word,” she writes, “but the most common kind of reading is likely reading as consumption: where we read, especially on the internet, merely to acquire information.

      We read for knowledge. We read as a chore to be gotten through for school or work. We read for fun. Now, we don’t always have to decide why read a particular book. But usually there is an underlying reason. Often times we have repeated the action so many times, we forget the why or intent behind it – it’s all just words on a page to be read.   One basic reason why we read is simply because we enjoy reading. Reading brings joy and happiness in our life. We don’t have to depend on someone else to be happy and pleased. It’s true that sometimes reading can be little challenging or even boring, but such conditions are very rare if you know your taste and choose your books accordingly.


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We love to talk about them. So over the past few weeks, we’ve asked our Facebook followers to answer a few questions: When did they fall in love with reading. Why. What is their favorite thing about books. The responses we received were a treat to read.

Some, like me, have loved reading. People read because they find it fun, interesting, and relaxing. For these people, the problem arises when reading becomes work. That is, when they have to labor through language or create flow charts to figure out what’s going on. This is where I think editing comes only way to make the story seem effortless is to revise, revise, revise.

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Go back to the glory years before they’re forgotten. You missed the whole point the first time around. Tyron Lannister put it best: “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.” Was that the whole story.

Not exactly. Jon Snow asked why Tyrion reads so much. Tyrion’s answer. “My brother has a sword and I have my mind. And the mind needs books. When you read a book it relaxes your mind as you dive deep into the storyline of the book and in turn, this reduces your stress levels.

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