printNearly Three Quarters of Young People Prefer Print (Esquire)
The 16-24 generation is still firmly in favour of print books, new research shows, with 73% saying they prefer print over digital or audio formats.

When Blogging Becomes a Slog (NY Times)
After absorbing the criticism, the couple responded in a post titled “Feeeeeelings,” in which they confessed to “feeling off for a while” and missing the days when “we did this for the love.”

Study Ties College Success to a Student’s Exposure to a High School Librarian (The Digital Shift)
Attention, educators: training high school students early in digital research, partnering them with a school librarian, and providing time to practice skills can instill a high level of confidence during college.

Lessons from a  Month of Reading Only Books by Women (Book Riot)
It was made on a whim at the very beginning of August. While browsing in a bookstore, I ended up with three books in my hand; two were by women and one was by a man. But then I made the decision; this month, I’m only buying and reading books by women.

Kindle Daily Deal: The Walk (and others)


  1. Re the piece on young people preferring print, I am always suspicious of headline like this that never lead to the “because” part of the story. We also seldom get to see the questions and how they were asked. Research papers on textbook preference among college students are especially suspect since the researchers often have an economic interest in what policy makers believe as opposed to what is actually the case.

    • @Frank, granted this is only anecdotal evidence but my son is in that age group and much prefers paper books. He has no interest in an ereader, and while he reads blog posts and news on his phone, he doesn’t read books on it. Many of his friends seem to feel similarly.

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