How to Get Kids to Read Books for Pleasure

12 10 2017

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

In the summer, there were lots of excuses: camp, the pool, the beach, lazy days when it didn’t seem so bad if your kids were still in their pajamas and maybe watching a little TV or noodling around on an iPad. It was vacation, right? They’d read when school started. Wouldn’t pressuring them lead to resistance?

Now they’re back in school, and you’re up against something perhaps even more daunting: homework. (Also, soccer practice, piano lessons, play dates and on and on.)

How do you squeeze book-reading into this already overpacked schedule? More important: How do you help kids see reading as something separate from school, from testing, from work?

How do you foster a love of reading for pleasure?

Read further @ The Washington Post

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How to Read More

28 04 2017

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR HOW TO READ MORE

When I talk about how I read a lot of books, people often ask me how I get so much reading done. Don’t you have a life? Are you a speed reader? No, and sort of. Like any mega-reader, it’s a mix of tricks to read more books. Here at Book Riot, our contributors have developed different methods to read more books. Read on for some of our favorite ways to fit more reading in your life.

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On the Importance of Kindness and Reading Widely

28 04 2017

COLUM MCCANN’S
ADVICE TO YOUNG WRITERS

I. Don’t Be a Dick

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

–Henry James

II. Read, Read, Read

Trying to write without reading is like venturing out to sea all by yourself in a small boat: lonely and dangerous. Wouldn’t you rather see the horizon filled, end to end, with other sails? Wouldn’t you rather wave to neighboring vessels; admire their craftsmanship; cut in and out of the wakes that suit you, knowing that you’ll leave a wake of your own, and that there’s enough wind and sea for you all?

–Téa Obreht

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More Reading Done in 2017?

28 04 2017

8 Easy Ways To Get More Reading Done In 2017

  1. Curate That TBR Pile Mindfully
  2. Invoke The Pomodoro Method
  3. Binge Read
  4. Join A Book Club
  5. Set A Goodreads Reading Challenge
  6. Do As Rory Gilmore Did
  7. Consider The Audiobook
  8. Use Your Tech-Free Time Mindfully

Read furter @ Bustle





Thoughts on Books & Reading

1 03 2017

imagesTHIRTY-THREE THOUGHTS (PLUS A FEW QUESTIONS) ON BOOKS AND READING

What are your thoughts on books and reading? Why do you read? I mean what do you hold to be self-evident and true about books and reading? Here are some thoughts on books, reading, and their importance.

  1. Passports facilitate travel outside of one’s country of citizenship. Books are my passport to any point and place in time and space, whether real, imagined, or somewhere in between. It is why I named my blog Passport Books.
  1. Books allow us to play dress up but without actually having to change clothes, hair, or makeup, which is great because I’m partial to jeans, tee shirts, minimally fussed with hair, and a little gloss.
  1. In a book you can be anything, in any place, at any time.
  1. Imagination is what separates human beings from inanimate objects.
  1. With imagination all things are possible.

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