This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling. They are examined within the frameworks of library and information science and the serious leisure perspective as manifested across life’s domains of work, leisure, and non-work obligation.
This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling.
Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book is a study of committed reading, an activity animated by three main motives: utilitarian, pleasurable, and self-fulfilling. They are examined within the frameworks of library and information science and the serious leisure perspective as manifested across life s domains of work, leisure, and non-work obligation."
Reading for Utility, Pleasure, and Fulfillment in the Twenty-first Century Robert A. Stebbins. for, 104; genres of, 66—67; image of, 63, 79, 113; information/knowledge and, 23, 24, 75—77, 112; interpersonal relationships fostered by, ...
Author: Robert A. Stebbins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written by influential scholar-critic and award-winning Daniel R. Schwarz, In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century is a passionate and joyful defense of the pleasures of reading. This stimulating book provides valuable insights for teachers and students on why we read and how we read when we embark on "the odyssey of reading." Provides valuable insights into why and how we read Addresses issues and problems in the contemporary university and offers insights into the future Explores the life of the mind, the rewards and joys of committed teaching, and the relationship between teaching and scholarship in the contemporary university Draws on the author's forty years of teaching experience Following his long term commitment to close reading and historicism, Schwarz shows how the best literary criticism must both respect text and context Contains insightful and important readings of a broad range of texts, including those by Joyce, Woolf, Conrad, Forster, Gordimer, and Spiegelman's Maus
This stimulating book provides valuable insights for teachers and students on why we read and how we read when we embark on "the odyssey of reading.
Author: Daniel R. Schwarz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
The #1 New York Times bestselling follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love--an intimate and erudite celebration of love—from the author of Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry. However, providence intervened in the form of a U.S. government ultimatum: get married, or Felipe could never enter America again. Told with Gilbert's trademark humor and intelligence, this fascinating meditation on compatibility and fidelity chronicles Gilbert's complex and sometimes frightening journey into second marriage, and will enthrall the millions of readers who made Eat, Pray, Love a number one bestseller.
At the end of her memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) never to marry.
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A defence of the value of reading serious literature in offering a reader a rich emotional space for establishing and exploring his or her own inner life in a world where the inner life is too often ignored or denied. This is a book that is not about art for art's sake but art for life's sake. Reading forms a bridge between literature and the world. Literary thinking - when readers become like writers - is the most important thinking humans can do. TheLiterary Agenda is part of a reading revolution - the future of reading in the twenty-first century.
Reading and the Reader defends the value of reading serious literature, investigating the role of the reader in the human search for meaning outside as well as inside of books.
Author: Philip Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In attempting to avoid the errors which there is a liability to commit in reading , as in passages like the foregoing , some readers protract the sounds which they are inclined to inarticulate , to an undue length , give too much stress ...
Author: Charles Walton Sanders
We understand the beginning of the widgetmaking process as the machine's becoming committed to making a widget of ... commitment . Readers who feel the need for a real story about widget production have now been given a sketch of one .
Author: John Martin Fischer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Free will and determinism
The Bathroom Reader turns 25! Uncle John is celebrating this historic milestone with his biggest all-new edition ever--more than 600 pages of absorbing material! 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor Category 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor "Fully Loaded" is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from the world's best-selling bathroom reading series. As always, it's divided by length: quickies for the reader on the go, medium-sized articles for those with a few minutes to spare, and extra-long pieces for those truly leg-numbing experiences. Here are just a few of the hundreds of topics loaded into this edition of America's favorite "on the go" source of fascinating information: * Forgotten Firsts * Dumb Crooks: Stoner Edition * Bizarre Japanese Video Games * The Kamikaze Instruction Manual * Our Lady of the Little Green Men * The Worst Fire in American History * The World's Worst Business Decision * The New Years Eve Opossum Drop * Do Blondes Really Have More Fun? * Failed Doomsday Predictions * When Toilets Explode * And much, much more!
Bathroom Readers' Institute ... After ten days, Bly's editor got her released, and over the next several weeks, New York World readers learned how she was committed and of the horrific conditions inside Blackwell—which included forced ...
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Of the worst portion of the crimes committed , it is probable that he is innocent . I hope that I am right in this supposition ; for upon it I build my expectation of reading the entire riddle . I look for the man here --in this room ...
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Category: American fiction
Over the past few decades there have been intense debates in education surrounding children’s literacy achievement and ways to promote reading, particularly that of boys. The Harry Potter book series has been received enthusiastically by very many children, boys and girls alike, but has also been constructed in popular and media discourses as a children’s, particularly a boys’, literacy saviour. Children’s Literacy Practices and Preferences: Harry Potter and Beyond provides empirical evidence of young people’s reported literacy practices and views on reading, and of how they see how the Harry Potter series as having impacted their own literacy. The volume explores and debunks some of the myths surrounding Harry Potter and literacy, and contextualizes these within children’s wider reading.
briefly contrasted the difference between reading 20 pages of a book they have chosen to read (®it«s not that much ̄) ... An important consideration thus arises: if boys who are committed readers and who have chosen to study English ...
Author: Jane Sunderland