Does it matter whether you read on paper or on screen?

Barnes & Noble has announced a new version of its Nook e-reader device today, featuring a black and white touch screen and a price tag of only $139, the Associated Press reports. The new Nook’s battery can last up to two months, the company’s CEO William Lynch said during the announcement. It has a 6-inch… Continue reading Does it matter whether you read on paper or on screen?

Scholastic publishes annual reading report, finds kids like digital devices and e-books

The good people at Scholastic — the company that peppered my elementary school years with book fairs — have released their 2010 Kids & Family Reading Report. Among the report’s self-defined key findings: Parents think that their kids’ use of electronic devices cuts into their reading time, their exercise time and their engagement with the… Continue reading Scholastic publishes annual reading report, finds kids like digital devices and e-books