All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Reading’

Harry Potter Helps Unlock The Secrets Of The Brain

Harry Potter did a lot to get kids reading, and children all over the world are still discovering the joy of reading thanks to the adventures of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world. It makes sense then that neuroscientists would use the books to study how our brain analyzes the written word. Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department recently conducted a study …

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Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audiobooks on any device. It’s basically a Netflix for reading (and listening to books). “With Kindle …

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Free Comic Book Day: Grab Some Freebies on Saturday

If you like free stuff and want the chance to start (or add to) a comic book collection, you can do so for zero cost on Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May, which puts us at May 3. The first Free Comic Book Day was held back in 2002, when comic …

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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 4-mile backup on westbound lanes near Morgantown and Reading, situated about 50 miles west of Philadelphia. Turnpike wrecks sent roughly …

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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 grade-level books at her school library this year. The girl attends T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles. Sure, …

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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 4. Berkley fell from number 3 to number 7. Boulder, which was last year’s number 5, is not even on …

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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 the way it is because that’s how the writer wanted it. Whether you regularly fit the description above or are …

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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.

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Barnes & Noble Launches Blog To Promote Child Literacy

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.

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Amazon’s Kindle 2: First Images

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.

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Steve Jobs Says You’re Out of Touch

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.”

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