Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

Why Read Books?

The current age is that of technology—but more importantly, that of the Internet. We thrive on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. We watch movies on flat screens, post pictures on Tumblr, and text instead of talk. Our world is instantaneous, filled with fast-paced sound bites and  bold colors to catch...
January 13th, 2014 | Literature | Read More

Because it’s too Hot for Heavy Reading

In our Summer Reading Symposium, I recommended three books for summer reading. I love these books too much to leave it at a mere ‘name dropping’. Let me try to convince you, using the opening line, my thoughts and an excerpt from each, that the three books I mentioned are really and truly worth...
June 16th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Media | Read More

That’s Why They Call Them Browsers

By Ken Myers Lately, a lot of what I’m reading has been concerned with how I’m reading, with whether other people are reading, and with how reading influences our inner lives, both our brains and our souls. Nicholas Carr’s Atlantic essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (July/August...
September 12th, 2008 | Art & Literature, Culture, Media | Read More