Reading

Here you will find articles about reading. You may find book reviews; or links to posts and articles or recommendations on how to nurture a love of reading in your children. I have posted recommended reading for different purposes. For example, if you are interested in saving or enriching your marriage, I will post book recommendations, links to articles here. I explore different ways and kinds of reading; how reading can edify us or diminish us; how reading can increase our vocabulary and hence our ability to understand and apply what we read. I will explore how reading can entertain us; make us think; provoke us; help us understand ourselves and our world better; and how reading can help us become better persons.

Harvard Classics: From Project Gutenberg

Linked June 30, 2011

In this "51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature" you can read The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, as well as books from other notable thinkers such as Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, St. Augustine, Adam Smith, Plutarch, Virgil, and Cervantes, etc.

The collection also includes Tales From the Arabian Knights and fairy tales from Hans Christian Anderson. Homer's The Odyssey is here and so is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. These are a few examples of classics you now own with this link to the Harvard Classics (Bookshelf).

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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

By Nicholas Carr. Linked June 30, 2011

Nicholas Carr says his time spent on the internet is re-wiring his mind. He's losing the mental abilities and benefits of deep reading.

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Drawing of Tall Bookcase
The things I want to know are in books. My best friend is the man who will get me a book I haven't read.

-Abraham Lincoln
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