A study published in December 2013 has demonstrated that reading increases brain activity. 17 students were asked to read a novel and had an MRI every morning. “On the days after the reading, significant increases in connectivity were discovered on hubs in the brain…” Reading is good for school achievement. In 2012, Nick Gibb, the UK … Continue reading Reading is good for you
This article “The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction” by Courtney Seiter is worth a read as she details how reading fiction actually helps develop empathy, reduces stress and mental aging, improves sleep, relationships, memory, inclusivity, vocabulary, creativity, pleasure and ultimately happiness! And this excellent Canadian infographic provides further interesting data. So grab a good book and … Continue reading Reading fiction REALLY is good for you
Reading about sport is good for your sport practice You’ll win vocabulary, tactics and tips, inspiration and enthusiasm. + Reading about sport is good for reading! Reading about what you’re interested in is more engaging so you’ll read more and as you know, reading is good for you!. = Win-Win! So grab a book from … Continue reading Sport reading: Win-Win!
Offering a book for Christmas prevents the “Summer slide” and is a great way to show you value books and reading. So head down to the bookshop and stroll the shelves. What to choose? A book of the genre your teen likes A series is a great gift as it is difficult to get them … Continue reading Books and book stuff to your teen for Christmas (for parents)
Welcome to MAC library this year! Our 3 rules: NO FOOD in the library Borrow 4 books up to 3 weeks Always record your book loan at the issue desk Many new books arrive weekly on the “New Books” shelf. There are also more than 200 ebooks on our FREE e-library to read on your own device. … Continue reading Reading is good
What do you do during the holidays? Bike – Read – Socialize – Read – Contemplate – Read – Play – Read – Climb – Read… Get a Holiday Reading Pack containing 10 books specially chosen for you. Advantages of reading for pleasure: Perfect brain gym Perfect relaxation between stints of revisions and sporting activities … Continue reading Book your Holiday Reading Pack
Reading for your pleasure will make other reading tasks easier. Here is how to find books you enjoy. What do you like? Sports, travels or scary films? Enter a keyword in the library catalogue and explore the results list. Ask your friends to suggest books they enjoyed or even to come with you to the … Continue reading Find a book that interests YOU
What to read this summer? Which book to offer to please for sure? Here are lists to help you decide. Click here for information on where to get them. MAC Favourite Here are Mount Aspiring College most read books per year level. These lists are a bit rough as they are simply reports from the … Continue reading Book lists for summer reading
Teenagers are certainly engaged by screens but not necessarily for reading. The result of our poll says that 50% of teenagers would probably read more on e-books as they get very engaged by screens, while 25% acknowledge they would probably get distracted and 25% prefer paper books. We currently have 2 Kindles available for loan … Continue reading Are E-books good for reading?
The Project Gutenberg was founded in 1971 by Michael Hart, as a voluntary non-for-profit organization with the mission to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks, both to preserve literary works and to promote free literacy for all. Volunteers around the world scan and load works from the public domain (i. e. not copyrighted). It holds … Continue reading Free ebooks on your computer