Ng revolution by making t possible for people of all ages backgrounds and abilities to enjoy literature n a direct personal way The Reader Organisation has established groups where people meet and read together out loud and discuss the book or poem as t s being read People nterrupt with comments about the work tself book or poem as t An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna is being read Peoplenterrupt with comments about the work Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries itself with any personal feelings that the reading might ve brought up It seems to be a very verynformal and free flowing way of reading together groups have been established n schools prisons nursing have been established n schools prisons nursing Last Chance Hero in hospitals with psychiatric patients I thought this essay was fascinating and I really admire Jane Davis who saw a need and did something aboutt She writes We must reposition literature n settings such as workplaces mental health services demential care homes looked after children services where ts profound worth will be seen for what Antolog�a Patri�tica it reallys the holder of human value human meaning and yes even the secrets of the universe Some Political Theory: An Introduction interesting and one or two annoyingly snobby essays about themportance and pleasure of reading I find the aim of the collection a bit confusing though as for me they were preaching to the choir but surely the LAST thing someone who didn t like reading would pick up Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a book of essays This book contains ten essays by authors publishers and other passionate advocates of reading all giving reasons why readings What Is Madness? importantf not essential This Pagan Heaven in our lives It talks about the thousands of childrenn our country who cannot read and write with competence and those who rarely read outside of the classroom The parents who do not read to their children the homes which do not have books Assuming you are browsing books on goodreads suggests you are a reader whether devoted or casual but this book aims to argue the Paladin's Redemption importance of books and readingn all of our lives From Zadie Smith s portrayal of her family as chronic library users to Carmel Callil found of Virago writing of discovering her beloved fathe READING TRANSFORMS THE human brain which transforms the mind which transforms the life of every readerMarcel Proust characterised this heart of reading as that
Moment When That Which Is The End Of Their The when that which s the end of their the s wisdom s but the beginning of ours Proust 1906 Thought the last essay was very good at addressing e reading and reading Zum Ruhme Reifer Geister: Eine Flaschenpost Mit Brennrezepten Wunderwassern Und Beschwingten Versen Von Babylon Bis Heute (German Edition) in the 21st century Vs most of the other essays which simply eschewed electronic devices as reading Iterature novels poetry because we need to make sense of our lives test our depths understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulnessn the midst of an overcrowded daily life Reading provides a uniue kind of pleasure and no one should live. 3 stars A bit wanky but Nicholas Carr author of The Shallows What the Internet s Doing to Our Brains saved t from less stars I liked the cover I judge books by covers That s OK Just the contents nside didn t live
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was convincing too clever but overpromised and underdeliveredconvincing too Clever but overpromised and underdelivered have had a staid brown cover and been titled What Authors Love About Books And Reading Especially Classic Literature And Poems This s a book of essay extolling the virtues of reading They are by writers publishers and scientists writing about their personal experiences with books of their beliefs about the benefits of reading and of the scientific evidence about what the act of reading does to our brains The Dark Water: A Siren Novel introduction says that This year 2011 we learnt that there are many thousands of children across Britain who cannot read competently that there are thousands who leave primary school unable to put together basic sentences Onen three teenagers reads only two books a year or fewer and one n six children rarely reads books outside of the classroom Many parents do not read stories to their children and many homes do not have books n them Stories and poems for these thousands of children are not a source of enchantment or excitement Books are associated with school or worse they are associated with acute feelings of shame and frustrationI think my favourite essay was the first one Library Life by Zadie Smith She writes about the Silence importance of her local library to her reading life and her education At a time when they are under threat she emphasises the lifeline that libraries are It has always been and always will be very difficult to explain to people with money whatt means not to have money If education matters to you well why wouldn t you be willing to pay for them Dr. Koto Vol. 9 if you value them They are the kind of people who believe value can only be measuredn moneyThe overwhelming majority of books I read as a child came from the library and I m sure that being able to browse there without anybody telling me what I should or shouldn t read engendered the passionate love of books and reading that s such a joy to me now and will be to the end of my lifeThe other essay which I really enjoyed was The Reading Revolution by Jane Davis Her biography at the front of the book says that she s the FounderDirector of The Reader Organisation a national charity bringing about a readi. In any 24 hours there might be sleeping eating kids parents friends lovers work school travel deadlines emails phone calls Facebook Twitter the news the TV Playstation music movies sport responsibilities passions desires dreamsWhy should you stop what you're doing and read a bookPeople have always needed stories We need
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be Not bad an nteresting collection of essays on the art andNot bad an Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective interesting collection of essays on the art and of reading and on the necessity of literature Ift s meant to convince you that reading Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues is essentialt s preaching to the choir I don t know that many of the people who read this book would be nclined to disagree with the pronouncements I had to smile and shake my head at Carmen Callil s vehement disapproval of the ebook Reading a book on a Kindle or an Ipad s all very well Cabal in factt Phases of War Crimes Trials of WWII is better than all very wellt s splendidly practical but t Young Junius is not the same A machine can never look like a book books are far beautiful Books are like gardens a This was really like a 25 star read especially toward the end Thiss a non fiction book containing essays by authors all about reading Over half the authors were unknown to me and their essays were the most boring Part of that may have been due to the fact that they re unknown to me but a lot of t was because many of them talked about of the scientific aspects of reading rather than how reading has affected their lives n personal ways I was expecting personal vignettes not dry scientific facts I found myself skimming much of the book and I was happy when I finally finished this book That s never a good sign A book of 10 British authors and their essays on the experience and love of reading Some of these were uite good Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson some were terribly scientific and boring Throughout the book though I found little nuggets th Updated review 31 March 2016Two different occasions you have to read this book on If u r a reading aholic feeling that no one understands how much u love reading If u stopped reading for a while and u needed some enthusiasm to go back on track In sum Tales From Greenfuzz 3 its the best Ambush illustration of Bibliomania people like us explaining why we love reading books and how they make us alive. WithouttIn the ten essays n this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science publishing technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading why access to books should never be taken forgranted how reading transforms our brains and how literature can save live. ,