Thoughts on Readability

So what do we mean when we say a book is “difficult”? The Atlantic (“Readability is a Myth”) had some interesting thoughts on the topic — “First, I think it’s...

iPhone vs. Android Reading Habits

Well I just love random snippets of information on reading habits — and doubly so when it’s in infographic form! Oyster’s post on reading habits (“Game of Phones: The Battle of iOS...

Do We Really Care How Long It Takes Us To Read a Book?

What if we could know exactly how long it took us to read a book before we bought it? Does it really matter? This article from Publishing Perspectives (“Should Books...

Interesting: Which Countries Read The Most?

This showed up in my RSS feed, from The Paris Review. India is ranked at Number 1 with an impressive 10 hours, 42 minutes spent reading per week; the U.S....

On Reading Books in the Dark

I am an avid bedtime reader, for better or for worse. So this article from the Wall Street Journal, “Does reading in dim light hurt your eyes?” certainly piqued my...

Reading and Our Attention Spans

Here’s something that has been interesting me lately: since we are reading more and more on our tablets, what does that mean for our reading habits? To that end, The...

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