By now, most of us have seen a video of a kid reading a book or two on the beach.
The next thing you know, you’re staring at a wall full of bookshelves full of them.
In an age of smartphones, tablets, and video streaming, it seems like a no-brainer that bookshelters would be the best place to find the most popular books.
Unfortunately, for some readers, it’s not the case.
The problem is not only bookshelve-specific content, but also the fact that reading on the go is more expensive than on-site reading.
That’s why, after a year in the spotlight, The Reading Room decided to investigate how online reading has affected the way we consume literature.
“There are so many books out there, but if you’re reading them online, you can’t even see what they’re about,” reads the article, which is based on research from the Reading Room and the Institute for Reading Research at the University of Illinois.
In fact, a lot of online reading can be as much about context as it is content.
“Some of the books you’re looking at are actually from your childhood and are from your hometown,” said Reading Room director and professor of English and director of the Center for Literature at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Dan Pomeranz.
“And they’re not necessarily good for you or for your health, but you know you’re getting something that’s different from what you’ve got in front of you.
And that’s what I think makes it so appealing.”
Pomeranza is a longtime user of The Reading Rooms website, and he was shocked to find that while there are hundreds of titles on the site, most are written for adults.
He said that the site’s success is partly due to the fact the books are not meant for children.
“In our view, adults and young people are still a little bit on the fringe of this field, but we’ve never been able to say ‘Hey, there are a lot more people in this field,'” Pomerantz said.
“It’s a field that’s going to take a while to get to.”
Pomersanz’s research showed that adults are actually more likely to enjoy books that are geared toward adults than for children, and that this is because adults are more likely than children to have access to digital technology, and thus a more extensive library of books.
Pomerantes research also shows that older readers tend to read books more frequently than younger readers.
In one experiment, he found that readers who read more books than their peers had more positive ratings than those who read less.
This study could potentially help authors and publishers address the gap between what people need to know to write and what people want to read.
But Pomerans research also has other implications for book publishing, which has traditionally been dominated by books written for children and teens.
He says that publishers have long wanted to get older and more knowledgeable about their customers.
“What I’m seeing with the rise of kids is that the people who are most likely to be interested in reading for their kids are the adults,” Pomeranzes said.
Pomersantz said he’s not sure why this has become a trend.
“I can see why it might be happening, but it’s a new way of thinking about book marketing, which might not be as effective for kids, who might not have the same interest in reading books as adults.”
But that doesn’t mean that online reading is bad.
“People who don’t want to spend a lot on books are willing to spend the extra money,” Pomersanza said.
While reading on-the-go is becoming more popular, it also is changing the way people read.
“We don’t have to go out of our way to read on the phone, but people do have the option to go online to read,” Pomansanz said.
He also said that if publishers don’t see the value in a particular book, they can simply skip it.
“If a book is well written, and I’m a big fan of the author, and there’s something about it that I want to get ahold of, I don’t necessarily have to spend money on it,” Pompansanz explained.
“For me, the best part of reading a good book is not the words, but the story behind them.”
Pompersanz said that when the Reading Rooms team started researching the effect of reading on people, they also had to look at the online book market.
“As much as we’re obsessed with the internet and all that stuff, we really don’t look at that market very closely,” Pommansanz told us.
“Because the market for books is so big, and because there’s so much content out there that’s been written for the internet, I think we really didn’t realize the impact that we were having on our customers.” “We