For the Love of Books

At the High Calling, they’re talking about the love of books – and starting off with A Prayer for Owen Meany. (I admittedly haven’t read the book, but nearly everyone I know loves it.) I remember more of the individuals in that class than I do from any other class I took in college: the studious [Read More...]

Goodnight Moon is Now an App! What Do You Think?

The homepage of the Goodnight Moon iPad app.

The beloved children’s book, Goodnight Moon, is now an app. For $4.99, you can purchase the app from iTunes for use on an iPad. Now, you, your children, and your grandchildren don’t have to read Goodnight Moon in the old-fashioned way, holding a book, turning the pages, and so forth. Rather, the app will read [Read More...]

Reading Books Electronically: Some Unexpected Implications

A Hebrew scroll of the prophet Isaiah

Among discussions of the rise of the e-book, I have found relatively little that considers how the very act of reading in this mode might change the way we read and think. Lev Grossman, writing for the New York Times, offers an intriguing perspective on this matter in his recent article, “From Scroll to Screen.” [Read More...]


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