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Pileups Close Down Portions of PA Turnpike Pileups Close Down Portions of PA Turnpike

Slippery roads in eastern Pennsylvania lead to pileups that shut down portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Thursday, resulting in several injuries but no fatalities. Turnpike officials reported that roughly 35 vehicles were involved in related accidents, which caused a …

5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year 5-Year-Old Read 875 Books in One Year

A Louisiana kindergartner is turning heads after she allegedly read 875 books during just one school year. According to a report from NBC’s KPLC affiliate, a five-year-old Lake Charles girl named Sophia Moss read “most” of the kindergarten and first …

Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities Amazon: These Are The Most Well-Read American Cities

Amazon put out its annual list of the top twenty most well-read cities in America today. While number one is the same as it was last year, there are some differences. Cambridge, for example, fell from number 2 to number …

Coliloquy Brings Interactive Reading To Kindle Coliloquy Brings Interactive Reading To Kindle

Ever find yourself reading a book wherein you are disappointed with the decisions of the characters? Wish something had gone down a little differently? It’s frustrating, it’s rewarding, it’s depressing, it’s memorable, but one thing is universal – that’s just …

Scholastic Launches Social Network Focused On Reading

To highlight the importance of reading, book publisher Scholastic has launched “You Are What You Read,”a social networking site for readers.

Users of You Are What You Read create a profile by listing five books that had the biggest impact on their lives, and connect with readers through shared “Bookprints,” as Scholastic calls them.

Barnes & Noble Launches Blog To Promote Child Literacy
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Barnes & Noble has launched a blog focused on helping parents encouraging their children to read.

The blog called Letter Blocks offers advice, recommendations, stories about young readers and commentary from popular writers.

Amazon’s Kindle 2: First Images
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Amazon’s Kindle 2 has arrived in the hands of those lucky enough to get the early pre-orders. Luckily WebProNews was among the first batch of recipients. So let’s take a look at this bad boy.

Steve Jobs Says You’re Out of Touch
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That’s right. As you’re reading this, let me be the first to tell you, you’re hopelessly out of touch with the world according to Steve Jobs:

“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore. 40% percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”