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What do you love to read?

Is it

  • devouring a book cover to cover, and then starting at the beginning again
  • poring through each recipe, and the stories in between
  • exploring the repair manual so you can fix your car
  • discovering the story in the game so you understand the game
  • watching the episodic movie breaks between one game level and the next to experience the story
  • tweets
  • blogs
  • signs
  • information to get stuff done
  • information for fun
  • in any format any time
  • facts and figures
  • lifesaving or death defying
  • therapeutic
  • relaxing
  • searching flickr images
  • flicking through pages, just reading a few words
  • watching the faces in the crowd as an author/storyteller engages the audience in their story
  • reading in games

Is it

  • fun, sad, traumatic, confusing, fast, slow, episodic, continual
  • collaborative
  • participatory
  • exclusive
  • inclusive

I’m reading when I check my email, I’m reading while I download songs, I’m reading when I sort my bills from the ones I must pay now to the ones that can wait a little longer. The act of reading is an everyday activity. The act of taking time out to read the story behind the recipe, the description of the engine space, the context of the game (eg, in Alan Wake you collect manuscript pages and reading them enhances the context of the game, and may also provide hints as to what may be coming up shortly in the game-play).

I read while I’m driving, not just street signs and maps but also the behaviour of the cars/drivers around me – are they going to pass or not? I’m also reading fuel gauges and speedos to provide added context to my driving.

Is is reading on paper, on a screen (computer, e-book reader, tablet, phone), on t-shirts, signs, buildings.  What do you love2read?

Where do you love2read?  What do you love2read?

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When you are reading what you love2read, you might like to tweet using #NYR12 so that other people can have a conversation with you about your reading.

As well there will be a live twitter discussion 18 December starting at 8.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (and lasting until about 10.00pm Western Standard Time).  Use the tag #NYR12 as you discuss what you have loved reading this year.

And don’t worry the twitter reading group will continue in 2013.  There’s plenty more reading to be done.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2012 4:19 pm

    有人说阅读小组的讨论使他们有机会同其他爱读者共同学习。比如有个组员刚从中国回来,她提到中国的很多新的出版物, 比如刚阅读的一本 “有一种智慧叫包容”。她把新书消息和阅读心得与大家分享。
    最后有组员用从青年文摘上读到的与大家共勉 – 当你抱怨生活的时候,你要想一下已经离去的人;当你抱怨工作的时候,你要想一下没有工作的人;当你抱怨孩子调皮不听话的时候,你要想一下那些无法生育者。总之,当你抱怨的时候,想想那些更不幸的人,你会觉得生活很美好,就看你站在那个角度去理解它。

    This month, the Chinese Reading Group at Dundas Library, one of Parramatta Branches, has discussed the reading theme Love2read to wrap up their end of the year reading. They discussed their reading as well as why they love to read.
    Some of the members mentioned that the reading group enabled them to share their common interests and to learn from each other. One member told the group about the recent publications in China after taking a trip over there. She also shared a book ‘There is a wisdom called tolerance’ and her reading experiences with others.
    All members felt if reading becomes a habit that would fulfill their desire for knowledge and satisfaction of life.
    Some members talked about the need to learn some Australia history. Reading is a very efficient way to know Australia and its stories.
    Finally, a member shared a citation with everyone – if you want to complain about your life, think about someone who’s already left this world; if you want to complain about your work, think about those who couldn’t find a job; if you want to complain about your child then think about those who desperately look for ways to get one. After all, it is those who are the less fortunate ones that you need to think about when you feel bad about your life – it all depends on how you look at your life.
    The Chinese people say reading tenth of thousands books is like walking tenth of thousands steps. There are millions of views and scenery on the journey. Why not start to taste it and feel it?


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