The act of reading is a miracle. This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guest discuss the extraordinary evolution of reading and the latest electronic book reader from Amazon, Kindle.
- Maryanne Wolf, professor of child development at Tufts University, author of "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain"
- Susan 1/30/08: "Just finished listening to the discussion with Maryanne Wolf and want to add one more idea. I don't know how other people read books but I really need and appreciate the ability to view the work as a whole. I look at the size of the book. I flip back and forth to read citations in the back of the book, the quotation at the front of a chapter, to re-read a particularly interesting passage or one that I discover is important when reading something later in the book. I am constantly disoriented online. I can not find my place and am driven mad with the thought that I am somehow missing a page of importance. I know my way in a book, how to survey, read, and review as I was taught as a method of deep reading and thinking."