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Reading

# reading - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries Learning Rate

Mobile phones found to help boost literacy rates in developing countries

The report from UNESCO found that access to mobile devices encourages people in developing countries to read full-length books and stories through their phone.

# reading - Saturday 5 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Better than telly and the internet’: Dubliners love their library-on-wheels Novel Idea

‘Better than telly and the internet’: Dubliners love their library-on-wheels

Funding for Dublin City Public Libraries has dropped by about €800,000 in the last six years.

# reading - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die Read My Mind

17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die

These shops are just as special as the books they sell.

Arsène Wenger, a godfather of sports analytics and BOD; this week’s best sportswriting

There’s also room for the story of Scotland’s greatest win and a study of box kicking in rugby.

# reading - Sunday 16 March, 2014

# reading - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge 6 things the next generation should be furious about Future Fail

6 things the next generation should be furious about

Teach them well and let them lead the way…

# reading - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once Turn The Page

Every bookworm must visit these shops at least once

One contains 29 kilometres of books worth of books.

# reading - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Undeniable signs you were (and still are) obsessed with Harry Potter Mischief Managed

Undeniable signs you were (and still are) obsessed with Harry Potter

For a start, you definitely know it’s Wingardium Levio-saa, not Levio-saar.

# reading - Monday 10 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever Book Buddies

Children read aloud to cats in the most adorable book club ever

This month’s book is The Cat-cher in the Rye.

# reading - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge A definitive ranking of the children’s books you read in school Readathon

A definitive ranking of the children’s books you read in school

From Roald Dahl to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

# reading - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 books to read before their film versions are released this year Book Club

10 books to read before their film versions are released this year

Look like a smarty pants in front of your mates, and get ahead of the curve.

# reading - Saturday 28 December, 2013

‘The Sports Gene’ should be top of your post-Christmas book list

David Epstein’s work addresses the nature v nurture debate in the most balanced manner we have come across.

# reading - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon BEST BOOKS

The best-selling books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon have calculated its list of best-selling books by sales of print and Kindle edition books published in 2013.

# reading - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From Business ETC Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects Google Books

Take an inside peek inside one of Google’s most controversial projects

Who knew books could cause such a fuss?

# reading - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report Education

Reading and maths grades continue to improve in DEIS schools — report

Gains throughout the lifetime of the program are ‘consistent’, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said.

# reading - Sunday 15 December, 2013

# reading - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Irish teens above average in maths, reading and science ‘despite damaging cuts’ Education

Irish teens above average in maths, reading and science ‘despite damaging cuts’

A report today pointed to improvement in these areas since 2009 but the Minister for Education said we are not in the top league yet and cannot be complacent.

# reading - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Lance’s apology, Gazza’s tears and the Late Late: it’s our favourite sports writing

Unlike the ESB bill, here’s some writing we enjoyed this week.

# reading - Sunday 10 November, 2013

# reading - Sunday 20 October, 2013

# reading - Sunday 13 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 100 years of reading: Rathmines library Library This post contains images

100 years of reading: Rathmines library

The library, built in 1913, has hosted the likes of Douglas Hyde, WB Yeats and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington. (And it was also an air raid shelter).

# reading - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average Reading

Literacy levels in Irish adults slightly below average

New international survey finds Ireland is one of only five countries to reduce the proportion of adults with lower literacy skills.

# reading - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Banner tactics, Ali, Lineker on MOTD; it’s the week’s best sports writing

Put the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.

# reading - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out Dinorotica

Erotic books about dinosaurs are the latest thing that will creep you out

Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

# reading - Friday 13 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed… Books This post contains a poll

Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 is revealed…

This year’s choice follows Strumpet City, which was 2013’s book.

# reading - Sunday 8 September, 2013

# reading - Friday 6 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 of the hardest things about being a book lover Read The Riot Act

13 of the hardest things about being a book lover

Do you read a lot? Come be with your people.

# reading - Sunday 1 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight? True Or False

Debunked: Does reading in low light or staring at a screen damage your eyesight?

“Turn off that feckin’ laptop and go to sleep, Séan, your eyes will fall out of your head by the time you’re thirty” can now be swiftly met with “Eh, Mam, about that…”.

# reading - Sunday 16 June, 2013

# reading - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane wins the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award Literature

Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane wins the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

Kevin Barry is the third Irish author to win the coveted €100,000 literary prize, taking up good company with previous winners Colm Tóibín and Colum McCann

# reading - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions Read Me

Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions

Watching television eats up your valuable time when you could be doing so much more with your life. It’s time to wrestle control back from that box in the corner of the living room, writes Ruth Field.

# reading - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Manchester City begin life after Mancini with win over Reading

Welcome to a post-Bobby Manc reality.

# reading - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Did you know there was an Irish version of There’s Something About Mary? Mary Mary

# reading - Sunday 28 April, 2013

‘People don’t mind others getting good money if they earn it’ – QPR team split over wages

Rs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that there are problems in the camp ahead of their meeting with Reading this afternoon.

# reading - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 14 best things about settling in with a good book Alone Time

# reading - Sunday 14 April, 2013

# reading - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Premier League wrap: Late salvo sends Arsenal up to third, Liverpool draw

Michael Turner’s header looked to have consigned Arsene Wenger’s men to defeat, before their late comeback.

# reading - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 books we’re all meant to have read but probably haven’t Books

# reading - Saturday 6 April, 2013

WATCH: Southampton leave Reading hanging by a thread

The result left Nigel Adkins’ side on the brink of relegation from the Premier League.

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