You Should Own Your Favorite Books in Hard Copy

Microsoft is deleting books off of its customers’s devices. It’s a harsh reminder that most ebooks can be remotely wiped by the seller, so you’re forever at their mercy. That’s just one reason you should own your favorite books as hard paper copies.

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Train Yourself to Read Faster (And Comprehend What You Read) With This Site

Being able to read things quickly is great, but only if you’re able to comprehend what you’re reading. Blazing through 200 pages of reading in an hour or two is certainly impressive, but if you don’t remember anything you’ve read then it’s also kind of pointless.

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Train Yourself to Read Faster (And Comprehend What You Read) With This Site

Being able to read things quickly is great, but only if you’re able to comprehend what you’re reading. Blazing through 200 pages of reading in an hour or two is certainly impressive, but if you don’t remember anything you’ve read then it’s also kind of pointless.

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Calculate the Reading Time for Any Book

If you’re trying to read more books, it’s helpful to know how long a book will take you—not how many days, but how much actual reading time. The site Reading Length tells you how long it will take to read any particular book. Enter a title, and if it’s available on Amazon, Reading Length will find it. (Don’t hit enter…

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What Books to Read This Summer

The best format for a summer book is a paperback: readable in bright sunlight, light enough to throw in a bag, cheap enough to destroy with grass and sand and water. But whatever format you read in, here are the books the Lifehacker staff recommends this summer.

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Quickly Summarize a Long Online Article Into a Few Sentences With This Site

When an article is just a few hundred words like this one, you probably have a few minutes to read it. When you open up an article thinking it’s a few hundred and it’s actually several thousand, your time might be a bit more limited.

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Quickly Summarize a Long Online Article Into a Few Sentences With This Site

When an article is just a few hundred words like this one, you probably have a few minutes to read it. When you open up an article thinking it’s a few hundred and it’s actually several thousand, your time might be a bit more limited.

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How to Read More Books Without Stalling Out

Filmmaker Max Joseph wants to read more than one book a year—he wants to read one a week. So he asked a few voracious readers for advice, in a 38-minute video that includes lengthy tours of European bookstores. Here’s some of the best advice for never-readers who want to start reading more books.

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How to Trick Your Kid Into Becoming a Book Lover

I’ve always been a huge book nerd, so my dreams of parenting definitely included my kids being as book-obsessed as I am. I love the experience of the real world melting away as I lose myself in a story, and I want my kids to know that feeling too. But when my son Lucas reached age 8, about the same age I was when I…

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‘Rivet’ Turns Your Kid’s Favorite YouTube Videos Into Books

Android/iOS: My six-year-old has started reading YouTube videos, and I’m cool with it. She’s using a free children’s reading app called Rivet, which was just released. Rivet has a digital library of more than 2,000 books, ranging from a mythical tale about Pegasus to a guide to clouds.

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