Why You Forget Books You Just Read

Have you ever started reading a book, only to realize a few chapters in that you’ve read it before? Do you struggle describing the last novel you read to your friends? Before you get alarmed, rest assured that this is a very common problem, especially for avid readers. Reasons Behind the Forgetfulness The editor of The New York Times Book Review, Pamela Paul, admits that even she struggles with reading retention. Only two days after finishing a book, Paul found herself unable to recall ... [Read More...]

5 Ways to Read at Work Without Getting Caught

Even the most dedicated employees can occasionally find themselves bored out of their skull at work and desperate for a brief distraction. Discreetly scrolling through Facebook is one way to pass the time, but what if you’re itching to finish reading a novel? While we don’t recommend doing this too often, here are some of the ways you can catch up on your leisure reading while on the clock. 1. Keep various tabs open on your computer. If you’re reading a book online, simply keep some... [Read More...]

30 Quotable Quotes About Reading

Books, plays, poems, and works of art have inspired millions of people to create their own stories and share their unique perspectives with whoever is willing to read them. Over centuries of spilled ink, typewriters, computers, and messy handwriting, humans have forever left their mark on the world through their written words. Here are 30 different perspectives on reading, from 30 notable people: “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” -Ralph... [Read More...]