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MobileRead Week in Review: 11/26 - 12/03

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:00:01 GMT

Is it really Sunday again? Hoorah! Time to dig in to another digest of MobileRead delectables ;) *E-Book General - News* * Bookworms live two years longer ( * The MobileRead Annual Reading Challenge, 2017! ( *E-Book Readers - Amazon Kindle* * Kindle firmware 5.8.7 (11/30/2016) (

The MobileRead Annual Reading Challenge, 2017!

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:42:02 GMT

For the 8th year, MobileRead has an Annual Reading Challenge! But unlike most reading challenges, for this one you make up your own target, and then track your progress through the year. Maybe you would like to read a certain number of pages this year, finish a certain number of books, concentrate on a specific genre, or deplete your ever-growing TBR list. If you'd like to join in, reserve a post in the 2017 Reading Challenge List Thread ( In this post you should set out your 2017 challenge, and track your progress (by editing your post) through the year. You can discuss what goal(s) you might set yourself in the 2017 Reading Challenge Discussion Thread ( Once the year starts, you can share your successes or ask for sympathy about your disappointments. Above all, remember that this is just a fun activity that some of us have enjoyed doing in the past. Many of us have found reading challenges to be an entertaining way to set goals for ourselves, get ideas for books, and see what others are reading. Whatever you do, please do not worry about whether or not you will complete your challenge for 2017.

Kindle firmware 5.8.7 (11/30/2016)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:09:20 GMT update includes general performance improvements and the following new features: Amazon Ember Bold: We've added a bolder reading font, which can be selected from the font menu within Kindle books. for the Oasis for other ereaders

Bookworms live two years longer

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:34:00 GMT

...according to a study by Yale researchers. ( ---Quote--- "Older individuals, regardless of gender, health status, wealth, or education, showed the survival advantage of reading books,” says Becca Levy, a professor of epidemiology and psychology. The survival advantage, she adds, persisted after adjustment for baseline cognition—meaning that it was the benefits of reading, rather than the readers’ previous cognitive capacity, that helped lengthen life spans. “More questions need to be answered,” Levy says. “But we know that reading books involves two cognitive processes that could confer a survival advantage: the slow, deep immersion needed to connect to content; and promotion of empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence." ---End Quote---

MobileRead Week in Review: 11/19 - 11/26

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 11:00:02 GMT

What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something! *E-Book General - Reading Recommendations* * December 2016 Book Club Nominations (