How to Read a Book

November 24, 2013

Today most of what we read is on a screen.  So here's the question: Is there something different -- something better -- about reading a physical book?  Or does it matter?  We explore slow reading, e-reading, bibliotherapy and a novel that unfolds within another novel.

  1. The Ebook Revolution - Jason Merkoski

    Jason Merkoski talks about his book, "Burning the Page: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Reading."

    Average: 4.7 (9 votes)
  2. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age - David Mikics

    David Mikics talks about his book, "Slow Reading in a Hurried Age."

    Average: 4.9 (9 votes)
  3. Reader - Billy Collins

    Billy Collins reads the poem, "Reader," from his new collection of poems, "Aimless Love."

    Average: 5 (6 votes)
  4. The Novel Cure - Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin

    Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin talk about their book, "The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You."

    Average: 4.8 (6 votes)
  5. "S." - Doug Dorst

    Doug Dorst talks about "S.," the novel-within-another-novel that he wrote based on a concept by producer and director J.J. Abrams.

    Average: 4.8 (6 votes)
  6. Social Media: The First 2,000 Years - Tom Standage

    Tom Standage talks about his book, "Writing on the Wall: Social Media -- The First 2,000 Years."

    Average: 4.8 (4 votes)