reading

The Fictionary Adds Book-Specific Dictionaries To Ebooks

A lot of books have their own very specific type of word usage. Whether it’s the Song of Ice and Fire series or Catcher in the Rye, a standard dictionary isn’t always enough. The Fictionary fills in those gaps.


Five Best Ebook Readers

If you like taking your books on the go, you’ve never had more options. The best ereaders are slim, have batteries that last for weeks, have multiple screen sizes and types to suit you, and come at different price points. Let’s look at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Use A Layered Reading Approach To Get Through Your Backlog Of Books

So many books, so little time. If you have trouble finishing books you’ve started or you just want to get through books faster , consider this “layered reading” technique.


If You Must Use Technology At Night, Try A Smaller Screen

Using a screen at night messes with your sleep, but let’s be honest: we all do it anyway. To lessen the problem, use the smallest screen possible.


Page Forwarder Sends You To Web Pages You've Been Meaning To Read

Chrome: If you spend too much time on certain sites, there are plenty of ways to block them. But why not take that productivity tip up a notch? Instead of simply blocking a site, use that time to catch up on your reading list. Page Forwarder helps you do just that.


The Best Places To Find Cheap And Free Books

Information is power — and reading more enhances your knowledge and the connections your brain makes between the things you learn. Even so, books cost money. Your budget may not be as flexible as you’d like, but even on a lean budget you can read more. Here’s how.


Re-Read Old Notes To Spark New Ideas

If you write down a lot of your ideas, it’s easy to forget about them as time moves on. University professor Bodong Chen points out that it’s worth going back to old notes to spark new ideas.


How To Get Started Reading Comics That Have Been Running For Decades

Comic book movies are the most popular thing since they started releasing magic movies during the Christmas holidays. Comics themselves, on the other hand, are much harder to get into. Here’s how to find a place to jump in if you’re overwhelmed by decades-long comic book stories.


Breaking Delivers The News To Your Mac Or iPhone Notification Center

Mac/iOS: Keeping up with the news is easy, but keeping up with news you care about can be trickier. Breaking is a new app that makes it easier. Simply add the sites that give you news you like to read, and stores from them will appear in your Notifications Center on iOS or drop-down menu on Mac.


Five Best Audiobook Services

If you’re looking for ways to fit more books into your life, listening to audiobooks is a great way to do it. You can listen on your commute, on holidays, or at home while you’re doing other things. This week, we’re looking at five of the best audiobook services, based on your nominations.