Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet

Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet

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Following up on her critically acclaimed Reading Matters: What the Research Reveals about Reading, Libraries, and Community, Catherine Sheldrick Ross takes a new look at pleasure reading through 30 thought-provoking essays based on themes arranged from A to Z. In short lively chapters, she discusses topics ranging from qAlexia, q qBad Reading, q and qChanging Livesq to qRomance Fiction, q qSelf-help, q qTitles, q qVampires, q and qYear of Reading.q Drawing on her own research as well as other published sources, Ross comments on the significance of each theme, provides examples of the phenomenon, and develops the topic chronologically, through further examples, or through reversals. The essays are unified by an underlying theory of reading that views readers as sense-makers, actively engaged in reading themselves into the text and reading the texts back into their own lives. It gives educators and librarians insights into their roles with readers and offers a message about the importance of pleasure reading. A short list of resources for further reading is supplied with each topic.And eBooks are great for people who dona#39;t like to wait till the bookstore opens or who dona#39;t live in a big urban center near a ... thanks to the Gutenberg project, you can choose from some 42, 000 public domain books and download them for free. ... and prices were coming down: Applea#39;s iPad was introduced in 2010, Barnes aamp; Noblea#39;s Color Nook appeared in 2010, ... Finn (manager of an ESL academy, age 35), who was currently living in China a€œsurrounded by everything in Chinese, a€anbsp;...

Title:Pleasures of Reading, The: A Booklover's Alphabet
Author:Catherine Sheldrick Ross
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-06-27


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