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humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

I KNOW HER.

"Adventures of a Comic Newbie: What is a Pull List?" with imamandanelson from bookriot

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).
Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)
Read more


This makes me unspeakably sad. In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).

Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)

Read more

This makes me unspeakably sad.

In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

Why authors lost the book wars long before Amazon’s dustup with Hachette

suricattus:

dduane:

A painful overview.

Wait, someone was pitying the PUBLISHERS?

Ok but see here’s the problem. This article is not actually about margins and how much authors make and how the publishers are the big bad. This article is about the history of publishing IN AMERICA and how European conglomerates own almost all of The Big Five. 

IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE OVERARCHING PROBLEM WITH AMAZON:

MONOPOLY

I don’t argue that Amazon isn’t a cool company that profits from a consumer culture where we want to buy and waste more every single fucking day. 

The problem is that if Amazon willfully drives other publishing houses out of business then they get to dictate what does and does not get published.

Sure if the guy in charge is a decent human being, we still have a diverse library to choose from.

But what if he’s not? And he’s usually not in the grand scheme of history.

What happens when he’s an asshole who doesn’t like women or doesn’t like black people or really likes torture porn?

What happens when he wants to only publish text books with abstinence lessons instead of sex ed? 

What happens when he thinks creationism is THE way to go and evolution should no longer be taught in school?

He gets to because he’s the only asshole in town with a printing press.

Obviously these are extreme examples but take a second and look past what is basically a “WOE IS AMERICAN PUBLISHING” article. This writer is abhorring businessmen making decisions for an industry that is currently BUCKLING under pressure from a businessman doing EXACTLY the same thing. 

Just because he’s from Seattle and the company is American doesn’t make it better.

missa-belle said: Okay, so I'm really trying to stop shopping for books on Amazon, but are we still allowed to buy things from 3rd parties (used books, audio CDs, etc.) My town doesn't have any bookstores, and the local library is limited. (There's a used bookstore in the town where I work, but if they don't have the books I want, they actually order them from Amazon.) Also do you know if Amazon will delay delivery of a Hachette Audio CD from a 3rd party? If not, where do you recommend I buy Audiobooks? Thanks.

Yes! Here is my regular answer which I gave to beerburritowhiskey last week:

image

Here are links to the awesome stores I mention here that you can BASICALLY treat just like Amazon but they’re NOT Amazon and are thus awesome. 

wordbookstores

powells

skylightbooks

Additionally, you can totally buy from 3rd party sellers though of all the options, I would recommend just finding a new online vendor like one of these. While Amazon is great to do the whole “marketplace” thing, they take about 30% of the sale price of the book you buy which means that if you buy a book for $.01 (because that seems to be the low price on everything ever tried to sell there [no I don’t sell there anymore]) the person you’re trying to give money to is probably spending more to send it to you what with buying stamps and driving to a post office and standing in line, and Amazon is still making money on a book.

You can frequently find used books through places like Powells - I definitely have in the past.

You might also try out Oyster which is a service I am hearing a lot of good things about from my friends over at bookriot. If you do, let me know how you like it. 

brooklynbookgirl:

theanimationarchive:

I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!

I LOVED Reading Rainbow as a kid! It’s thanks to this program (and the Scholastic Book Fair program, to be fair) that I am such a voracious reader today. So, contribute what you can and pass it on!

image

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Yes I did pledge $100.

Yes I do crazy things.

TAKE A LOOK. IT’S IN A BOOK. IT’S READING RAINBOWWWW….READING RAINBOW!!!!

(via fieldnotesfromabroad)

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.


Reading is for everyone.

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.

Reading is for everyone.

(via pluckyyoungdonna)

sosuperawesome:

Bookshelves by FictionFurniture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Source: sosuperawesome, via fuckyeahbookarts)

violent-pineapples:

I visited the library this Saturday, to lend some books. As I started to read, I realized how long time ago it was, and how much I’ve missed it. I haven’t read a book since last year. I love reading, and I made this comic so I’d remember to appreciate it more often. 

(Source: , via powells)

I Read Ahead

I read ahead.

I’m not ashamed.

I get into a story. I get about 50-100 pages into it, and I have to know what I’m reading towards. I’m impatient. Don’t blame me. Blame the story for being good. Blame the parents who gave me my way all the time as a kid. I’m the youngest and I was spoiled rotten. Blame my awesome brain.

But really, I’m kind of weird. I like spoilers.

tumblr_m40qmbr0g31r4bcmd

I like knowing the outcome.…

View On WordPress

rachelfershleiser:

I have worked with a public school in Harlem, PS 123, for about a decade now, and have recently started a new project with them focused on “student voice.” The goal is to bring in writers, artists, photographers and other creative professionals to show kids unique ways to find and express their voices. (via Helping Kids Find Their Voices as Writers)

Thanks for having me Dan. Such am amazing group of kids!

rachelfershleiser:

I have worked with a public school in Harlem, PS 123, for about a decade now, and have recently started a new project with them focused on “student voice.” The goal is to bring in writers, artists, photographers and other creative professionals to show kids unique ways to find and express their voices. (via Helping Kids Find Their Voices as Writers)

Thanks for having me Dan. Such am amazing group of kids!

Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon (via bookriot)

First came the report that one of BookCon’s main features, a panel of the rock stars of kid lit, was comprised entirely of white male writers. When the publishing community along with panel participant Rick Riordan expressed criticism on Twitter and across the blogosphere, ReedPop (the organization that plans and runs Book Expo) responded withan apology and a promise to diversify. It was largely received as too little too late, and as a plan that would put women and POC authors in the tough spot of having to weigh an opportunity for exposure against the cost of being a token guest. But it was something.

Then this morning, after Entertainment Weekly announced that John Green will also speak at BookCon, the people of Twitter went looking for the entire BookCon line-up.Lo and behold, it also has a remarkable diversity problem. As in: there is none.

The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily.
Alice Gregory remembers her favorite book as a child: http://nyr.kr/1rrDISG

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."
(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"When we graduate, my friend and I want to start an organization to teach people in rural areas how to read. I was volunteering at a clinic last year, and I saw a child die of Cholera because the mother couldn’t remember the prescription instructions."

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

I KNOW HER.

"Adventures of a Comic Newbie: What is a Pull List?" with imamandanelson from bookriot

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).
Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)
Read more


This makes me unspeakably sad. In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

micdotcom:

Study reveals young Americans aren’t reading 

Love Game of Thrones but worry about spoilers from those who have read the books? Your fears may be overblown — chances are your friends don’t read enough to ruin any plot twists for you.

A new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average American reads only 19 minutes a day (a rate at which the George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series would take more than a year for most readers).

Young people spend even less time with the written word, according to the study. Americans ages 25 to 34 spend about eight minutes a day on weekends and holidays reading, while ages 20 to 24 spend about 10. Teenagers, meanwhile, spend just four minutes a day reading on their days off. (The overall average is bumped up by older folks — Americans over 75 spend more than an hour a day reading over weekends and holidays, the study found.)

Read more

This makes me unspeakably sad.

In other news I have read 8 books in the last 4 weeks - one of them start to finish on Sunday.

Why authors lost the book wars long before Amazon’s dustup with Hachette

suricattus:

dduane:

A painful overview.

Wait, someone was pitying the PUBLISHERS?

Ok but see here’s the problem. This article is not actually about margins and how much authors make and how the publishers are the big bad. This article is about the history of publishing IN AMERICA and how European conglomerates own almost all of The Big Five. 

IT DOES NOT ADDRESS THE OVERARCHING PROBLEM WITH AMAZON:

MONOPOLY

I don’t argue that Amazon isn’t a cool company that profits from a consumer culture where we want to buy and waste more every single fucking day. 

The problem is that if Amazon willfully drives other publishing houses out of business then they get to dictate what does and does not get published.

Sure if the guy in charge is a decent human being, we still have a diverse library to choose from.

But what if he’s not? And he’s usually not in the grand scheme of history.

What happens when he’s an asshole who doesn’t like women or doesn’t like black people or really likes torture porn?

What happens when he wants to only publish text books with abstinence lessons instead of sex ed? 

What happens when he thinks creationism is THE way to go and evolution should no longer be taught in school?

He gets to because he’s the only asshole in town with a printing press.

Obviously these are extreme examples but take a second and look past what is basically a “WOE IS AMERICAN PUBLISHING” article. This writer is abhorring businessmen making decisions for an industry that is currently BUCKLING under pressure from a businessman doing EXACTLY the same thing. 

Just because he’s from Seattle and the company is American doesn’t make it better.

missa-belle said: Okay, so I'm really trying to stop shopping for books on Amazon, but are we still allowed to buy things from 3rd parties (used books, audio CDs, etc.) My town doesn't have any bookstores, and the local library is limited. (There's a used bookstore in the town where I work, but if they don't have the books I want, they actually order them from Amazon.) Also do you know if Amazon will delay delivery of a Hachette Audio CD from a 3rd party? If not, where do you recommend I buy Audiobooks? Thanks.

Yes! Here is my regular answer which I gave to beerburritowhiskey last week:

image

Here are links to the awesome stores I mention here that you can BASICALLY treat just like Amazon but they’re NOT Amazon and are thus awesome. 

wordbookstores

powells

skylightbooks

Additionally, you can totally buy from 3rd party sellers though of all the options, I would recommend just finding a new online vendor like one of these. While Amazon is great to do the whole “marketplace” thing, they take about 30% of the sale price of the book you buy which means that if you buy a book for $.01 (because that seems to be the low price on everything ever tried to sell there [no I don’t sell there anymore]) the person you’re trying to give money to is probably spending more to send it to you what with buying stamps and driving to a post office and standing in line, and Amazon is still making money on a book.

You can frequently find used books through places like Powells - I definitely have in the past.

You might also try out Oyster which is a service I am hearing a lot of good things about from my friends over at bookriot. If you do, let me know how you like it. 

brooklynbookgirl:

theanimationarchive:

I don’t even have to tell you why this is important or why you should support the Kickstarter to bring back Reading Rainbow; you know why. So go do it!

I LOVED Reading Rainbow as a kid! It’s thanks to this program (and the Scholastic Book Fair program, to be fair) that I am such a voracious reader today. So, contribute what you can and pass it on!

image

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Yes I did pledge $100.

Yes I do crazy things.

TAKE A LOOK. IT’S IN A BOOK. IT’S READING RAINBOWWWW….READING RAINBOW!!!!

(via fieldnotesfromabroad)

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.


Reading is for everyone.

awesomepeoplereading:

Ray Charles reads.

Reading is for everyone.

(via pluckyyoungdonna)

sosuperawesome:

Bookshelves by FictionFurniture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Source: sosuperawesome, via fuckyeahbookarts)

violent-pineapples:

I visited the library this Saturday, to lend some books. As I started to read, I realized how long time ago it was, and how much I’ve missed it. I haven’t read a book since last year. I love reading, and I made this comic so I’d remember to appreciate it more often. 

(Source: , via powells)

I Read Ahead

I read ahead.

I’m not ashamed.

I get into a story. I get about 50-100 pages into it, and I have to know what I’m reading towards. I’m impatient. Don’t blame me. Blame the story for being good. Blame the parents who gave me my way all the time as a kid. I’m the youngest and I was spoiled rotten. Blame my awesome brain.

But really, I’m kind of weird. I like spoilers.

tumblr_m40qmbr0g31r4bcmd

I like knowing the outcome.…

View On WordPress

rachelfershleiser:

I have worked with a public school in Harlem, PS 123, for about a decade now, and have recently started a new project with them focused on “student voice.” The goal is to bring in writers, artists, photographers and other creative professionals to show kids unique ways to find and express their voices. (via Helping Kids Find Their Voices as Writers)

Thanks for having me Dan. Such am amazing group of kids!

rachelfershleiser:

I have worked with a public school in Harlem, PS 123, for about a decade now, and have recently started a new project with them focused on “student voice.” The goal is to bring in writers, artists, photographers and other creative professionals to show kids unique ways to find and express their voices. (via Helping Kids Find Their Voices as Writers)

Thanks for having me Dan. Such am amazing group of kids!

Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon (via bookriot)

First came the report that one of BookCon’s main features, a panel of the rock stars of kid lit, was comprised entirely of white male writers. When the publishing community along with panel participant Rick Riordan expressed criticism on Twitter and across the blogosphere, ReedPop (the organization that plans and runs Book Expo) responded withan apology and a promise to diversify. It was largely received as too little too late, and as a plan that would put women and POC authors in the tough spot of having to weigh an opportunity for exposure against the cost of being a token guest. But it was something.

Then this morning, after Entertainment Weekly announced that John Green will also speak at BookCon, the people of Twitter went looking for the entire BookCon line-up.Lo and behold, it also has a remarkable diversity problem. As in: there is none.

The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily.
Alice Gregory remembers her favorite book as a child: http://nyr.kr/1rrDISG

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

I Read Ahead
Online Dating…but for friends and books
"The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily."

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