[BHE 96] Reading about Reading


Myra here.

It’s Sunday. Time for us to share the books that have hunted us down and spoke to us in sweet nagging tones that we just had to borrow them from library bookshelves or purchase them from independent bookstores. My loot today has nothing to do with our current theme, but has everything to do with a research project that I am preparing for. Plus, it’s always good to be reading about reading especially when it’s your birthday! Yup! I turn another year older today. 🙂

Books about Reading


Quite a loot if I may say so myself. This is going to keep me occupied for a long time coming.


I am nearly done with Victor Nell’s Lost in a Book: The Psychology of Reading for Pleasure. See all those post-it notes? I am also excited to read Margaret Meek’s How texts Teach What readers learn.


The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response by Wolfgang Iser and The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs.


Using Storytelling to support children and adults with special needs: Transforming lives through telling tales edited by Nicola Grove, Through Whose Eyes? Exploring racism: reader, text and context by Beverley Naidoo.


What to read When: The Books and Stories to Read with your child and all the best times to read them by Pam Allyn, The Right Book, The Right Time: Helping Children Cope by Martha C. Grindler, Beverly D. Stratton, and Michael C. McKenna.


Becoming a Reader: The Experience of Fiction from Childhood to Adulthood by J. A. Appleyard, SJ, Bibliotherapy with Young People: Librarians and Mental Health Professionals Working Together by Beth Doll and Carol Doll.


Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion: An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind by Michael Burke, Crossover Picturebooks: A Genre for All Ages by Sandra L. Beckett.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your hands this week?

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7 Comments on [BHE 96] Reading about Reading

  1. I love books about reading — this must be a fascinating research project. Thanks for sharing.


    • It is! The only bad thing about this is that I get distracted with all the lovely book titles that they mention here! I have a little black notebook where I jot down all the titles that these books are featuring/sharing/highlighting. Such a great feeling to be distracted from books by even more books.


  2. Happy Birthday Myra! I just read Jamie & Angus by Anne Fine today. Love it and must get book two 🙂

    Will soon get back to reading books about writing!




  4. Sorry I missed your birthday Myra. I always love reading your posts about books acquired, and am trying to catch up! Some of these look very good-will look for them in the library! The project sounds awesome!


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