Readers Write

Preferred Format: Ebook, Audiobook, or Print?
Readers Write

Preferred Format: Ebook, Audiobook, or Print?

by Ivy Lariviere

In this month’s Readers Write, we asked: What book format do you prefer to read? Do you read ebooks, audiobooks, print books, or all three? Do you ever choose multiple formats for the same book? Do you choose different ways to read for different genres or reading environments? What influences your choices? Readers of all ages say they appreciate new technology, but many still enjoy turning paper pages. […]

Favorite Books to Read With Young Children
Readers Write

Favorite Books to Read With Young Children

by Naomi Krueger

Books help young children develop language and learn their colors and shapes, how to count, and how to identify animals. Books teach empathy and problem solving skills. They help foster active imaginations and prepare kids for various situations they will encounter out in the world as they grow. For this Readers Write column, we asked readers what they look for in children’s books, why reading with young children matters to them, and to share their favorite books for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. […]

Reading to Reduce Stress
Readers Write

Reading to Reduce Stress

by Alexander Pavlicin

Stress: A feeling everyone feels at one point or another when a problem arises and finding a solution is difficult. Stress is a largely natural response to challenges, but managing stress poorly can lead to more problems down the road, such as a decline in physical and mental health. One way to manage stress is by reading books. Studies have shown that more than half the time, the act of reading reduces stress faster and more completely than other relaxation methods. In this month’s Readers Write, we asked, “How do books help you de-stress, and what books do you choose to read when you start to feel the pressure?”
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