…Not everyone wants to be a writer, of course. But everyone deserves the opportunity to read and be inspired by the stories they read. Everyone deserves a chance to imagine other worlds, to think about other ideas, and to imagine themselves in situations beyond their every day.

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"All of Hollywood is run on one assumption: that women will watch stories about men, but men won’t watch stories about women… All of the decisions are made based on this - this concrete fact - and nobody’s ever really proved that that’s true. I think it’s a horrible indictment of our society of we assume that one-half of the population is just not interested in the other half”
-Geena Davis, Actor & Activistmissrepresentation.org

The same assumptions are made about books.

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"All of Hollywood is run on one assumption: that women will watch stories about men, but men won’t watch stories about women… All of the decisions are made based on this - this concrete fact - and nobody’s ever really proved that that’s true. I think it’s a horrible indictment of our society of we assume that one-half of the population is just not interested in the other half”

-Geena Davis, Actor & Activist
missrepresentation.org

The same assumptions are made about books.

There is work to be done but all I want to do is READ
englishteachingtoolbox:

This is my life..

Fortunately, parts of my job involve reading. ;) It’s not always stuff I’d choose to read, but I do learn all sorts of weird tidbits that I use to entertain my friends.

There is work to be done but all I want to do is READ

englishteachingtoolbox:

This is my life..

Fortunately, parts of my job involve reading. ;) It’s not always stuff I’d choose to read, but I do learn all sorts of weird tidbits that I use to entertain my friends.

Reblogged from Bibliophile for Rent

yolaleah:

damn skippy

"If you don’t like to read you haven’t found the right book."

Yep, I’d say that’s about right. ;-)

Reblogged from La de da
firstbook:

If you work with kids in need (or you know someone who does) and you need free, brand-new books, register. 

firstbook:

If you work with kids in need (or you know someone who does) and you need free, brand-new books, register. 

Reblogged from First Book
YA Highway—Publishing Road Map: Your Guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing Young Adult Literature

YA Highway—Publishing Road Map: Your Guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing Young Adult Literature

Is it Dystopia? A flowchart for decoding the genre

Is it Dystopia? A flowchart for decoding the genre

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer Reading List Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer Reading List Based On Your Favorite TV Shows

bookfessions:

Source:redefinesuccess96

THIS. I have literally slogged my way through books I didn’t like just because I didn’t feel like I could/should give up on them.

bookfessions:

Source:redefinesuccess96

THIS. I have literally slogged my way through books I didn’t like just because I didn’t feel like I could/should give up on them.

Reblogged from Bookfessions
Tags: fun reading books
jtotheizzoe:

Psychologists Note That Readers Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Characters
It’s more than cosplay. When immersed in a fictional world, your mind can let go of its self-identity, and unconsciously connect with a fictional character’s behaviors and thoughts.
A phenomenon called “experience-taking” is thought to be at the heart of this behavior. It’s not the same as just sharing a character’s perspective. The readers actually transformed their world view to match the characters if presented in the right way. I think the most interesting part of this work is when they repeated the test with movies. The effect didn’t hold up. It seems like sitting in a theater doesn’t stimulate the unconscious changes that immersing yourself in a written character does.
Ever happened to you?
(via Medical Daily, cuteness via Fashionably Geek)

jtotheizzoe:

Psychologists Note That Readers Subconsciously Become Their Favorite Characters

It’s more than cosplay. When immersed in a fictional world, your mind can let go of its self-identity, and unconsciously connect with a fictional character’s behaviors and thoughts.

A phenomenon called “experience-taking” is thought to be at the heart of this behavior. It’s not the same as just sharing a character’s perspective. The readers actually transformed their world view to match the characters if presented in the right way. I think the most interesting part of this work is when they repeated the test with movies. The effect didn’t hold up. It seems like sitting in a theater doesn’t stimulate the unconscious changes that immersing yourself in a written character does.

Ever happened to you?

(via Medical Daily, cuteness via Fashionably Geek)

Reblogged from Short For Bob