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Infinite Summer

Matthew Baldwin has challenged fiction lovers to spend this summer reading the late David Foster Wallace's gargantuan novel Infinite Jest. Think you're up to reading 1,079 pages of Wallace's inimitable prose? Join in on Baldwin's blog, Infinite Summer.

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Sometimes our vocational ed (CTE) students have a difficult time reading technical literature because the heavy use of jargon gets in their way, hampering comprehension and frustrating those students who may prefer hands-on learning situations. VocabGrabber can help prevent this experience: students can "grab" a text's jargon beforehand, preview those terms, and then head back to the text with a good understanding of the key concepts they will encounter while reading.  Continue reading...
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You're 13 years old. It's a warm autumn Saturday and you're stuck at home, sprawled across the living-room couch, while all your friends are busy. "Mom," you say — dragging out the word to three syllables. "I'm bored. I have nothing to do."

"Go read a book," she says tartly. And you roll your eyes. Mothers just don't get it.  Continue reading...
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How We Read Online

Are online readers "selfish, lazy, and ruthless"? That's the theory of Web guru Jakob Nielsen. Slate's Michael Agger investigates.

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Summer Reading Clubs

Public libraries are branching out online to encourage young readers this summer. Check out these reading club resources, or find programs through your own local library.

New York Summer Reading Program

California Summer Reading Program

Texas Reading Club Jubilee

Teen Summer Reading Club (Canada)

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Books & Beer

Which beers go best with recent works of fiction? Why not ask the writers themselves? Omnivoracious investigates, here and here.
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