The Pleasures of Reading

The Pleasures of Reading

A Booklover's Alphabet

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ABC-CLIO

Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience.


Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience.


• Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers

• Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers

• Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research

• Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading

• Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers



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From bad reading to vampires and Westerns, the author of this book for librarians and educators offers 30 ways of looking at the experience of reading. In addition to reflections on all aspects of the reader’s experience, the book includes entries on eight popular genres: detective and mystery, gothic, horror, nonfiction, rags to riches, self-help, vampires and zombies, and Westerns . These genre entries consider the reading experience in relation to certain kinds of stories, characteristic literary conventions, and landmark authors. The book relies on 300 open-ended interviews as well as online postings by readers on discussion groups and blogs written by individuals reflecting on their own reading, in addition to empirical research and doctoral theses. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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"Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience"--

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, An imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2014]
ISBN: 9781591586951
159158695X
Branch Call Number: 028.9 R7332p 2014
Characteristics: xi, 270 pages ; 24 cm

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