‘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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‘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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Your Library’s Free Digital Magazines Are a Great Alternative to Apple’s News+

I know. I can’t recall the last time I set foot in a public library, either—no matter how much I love that “stacks of books” smell. But if you don’t have a library card, you don’t even know what your nearest local public library is, or you are contemplating paying Apple $10 each month to read magazines, you owe it to…

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Pizza Hut’s Book-It Program Is Still Around

As a bookish, curious kid growing up in a rural, working class area in the 90s, my life revolved around three things: my soccer team, the library, and Pizza Hut. The latter two were intrinsically connected for reasons I will explain shortly (and the first certainly helped burn off the calorific aftereffects of the…

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Don’t Worry About Organizing Your Books

At Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic, as at most bookstores, the books are organized sensibly: fiction sorted by author’s name; non-fiction under various categories, with books of local interest on their own display; kids’ books sorted by age group and author; new books face-up on the front tables; a wall of cookbooks; a…

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Try Reddit’s Best Tips for Reading More Books

“How do I build a steady reading habit?” asks redditor 6hlooo on r/TrueAskReddit. “I was always the kind of person to read a book and stop reading after a few pages. I know what the benefits of reading are, but I just can’t seem to motivate myself to read consistently. What do I do?” Redditors answer with great tips…

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Get Your Used Books While Everyone’s Kondo-ing Their Homes

I’m so sorry but we’re still talking about Marie Kondo. The popularity of her Netflix show Tidying Up caused an uptick in donations to thrift stores and used bookstores, according to CNN, the New Yorker, and Seattle’s Stranger. Not every store has seen more incoming books, but plenty have, including New York’s Housing…

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Why You Should Give Pocket’s Read-Aloud Feature a Try

Pocket, the leading app for saving articles to read later, has a new voice, the voice of Amazon Polly. And it’s good enough that you just might actually want to use it. Not for fiction or poetry or anything that relies on tone. But Polly is natural enough that you can forget for a sentence or two that you’re listening…

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Use Reese Witherspoon’s Technique for Scheduling Time to Read

For those who read for pleasure, finding time to engage with a book can be difficult to fit into a day filled with endless tasks: Work, exercise, kids’ activities and chores take up most of our time; fitting in one good book can mean sacrificing another.

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Read an E-Book in Chunks Via Email With Bookman

In theory, reading an e-book is an easy proposition. You can access e-books on your phone (as well as a gazillion other devices) so you should be able to pick them up and read a page or two whenever you feel like. Except when you don’t.

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