I've been running across a few really interesting tidbits on my perambulations around the net lately. Wanted to share a couple that my bookish readers may also find interesting!
Here's the notes for a talk (plus bibliography) on Reading Without Spoilers -- so interesting I wish I could have attended the talk! The author discusses the importance of being able to read immersively without relying on predigested plot summaries etc -- the experience of reading is the important thing. This is on Academia.edu, a favourite site of mine because so many people are doing fascinating research and sharing it freely!
The National Reading Campaign (a Canadian initiative I absolutely love and been following since they began 3 years ago) has just completed a survey on Pleasure Reading. They have a lot of neat reading research available on their blog, you should check it out!
And not exactly research based, but wonderful, I came across this pattern on one of the sewing sites I frequent -- The Poetry Skirt
|You can download this pattern for only|
$4.00 and get right to it!