Study: Reading Completion Rate Correlates with Reader’s Age

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Finishing a book depends a great deal on a reader’s age, according to a study by Jellybooks. In most cases, completion rates were higher for readers under 35 and those older than 45. Readers between those two groups had the lowest completion rate. (more…)

Study Shows There are Only 6 Emotional Arcs for All Novels & Plays

A great novel or play touches or enrages or saddens us. It makes us look at ourselves or other people differently. Despite the many emotions we feel while reading books or watching plays, they follow one of only six emotional arcs, according to a recent study. (more…)

NEA Survey: More Women and Older Americans Read Literature for Pleasure

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Women and adults belonging to the 65-74 age bracket are the most active readers of literature in America, according to a new survey by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). (more…)

Pew Study: Most Readers Prefer Print over Digital Books

folsom-library-malereader1-cindyfazzipicMore people are using smartphones and tablets to read books, but a majority of readers prefer traditional print books over digital formats, according to a recent study by Pew Research Center. (more…)

Want to Live Longer? Reading a Book Will Help

Read Poster Photo-Cindy FazziThe keys to healthy living and longevity may soon include read more books, judging by the results of a recent study. (more…)

Digital Fatigue Causing Lower E-Book Sales?

E-book readers who said they are reading fewer e-books cited a preference for old-fashioned print books.

E-book readers who said they are reading fewer e-books cited a preference for old-fashioned print books.

A survey conducted by the American Association of Publishers (AAP) and another one by the Codex Group show a decline in sales of e-books, which the latter attributes to a phenomenon called “digital fatigue.” (more…)

Study Shows Readers Judge a Book by its Cover

BooksandtoteContrary to the saying that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, readers, in fact, pick books and form expectations based on covers, according to a study by Jellybooks. (more…)

Study Shows Men Give Up on Books Sooner than Women

Folsom Library-Malereader-CindyFazziPicMen decide faster than women about books they like,  according to a study by Jellybooks. The research showed men give up after 20 to 30 pages if they don’t like a book. (more…)

New Study: Books Empower Readers to Do Positive Things

A new study concluded that books boost a reader’s sense of self-worth.

A new study concluded that books boost a reader’s sense of self-worth.

For book lovers everywhere, the sheer pleasure of reading is motivation enough for them. Those who are less inclined to read should listen up! A new study revealed that books empower readers to take positive actions, such as traveling, starting a new hobby, and even getting over a break-up. (more…)

Readers Say Romance Novels Empower, Promote Feminist Values

RomanceBooks-CindyFazziPicThe romance novel has a reputation for being escapist and low brow. As a romance reader and author, I call it entertaining and accessible. Now you can add empowering and feminist to that description, according to survey results published in Maya Rodale’s book, “Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels.” (more…)