• Man reading alphabet book
    Man reading alphabet book
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Reading-book a book of exercises in reading
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  • W. H. Auden
    “A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “I love to lose myself in other men's minds. When I am not walking, I am reading. I cannot sit and think; books think for me.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.”
  • John Morely
    John Morely
    “You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “The book you don't read won't help.”
  • John Ruskin
    “A book worth reading is worth buying.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rǽdan, to discern, read—rǽd, counsel; Ger. rathen, to advise.


In literature:

But I read occasionally the books which I publish, and I have read yours.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
READ GOOD BOOKS and good magazines, and read them carefully.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
Kelmscott books, therefore, in spite of their decorative beauty, are not easy reading.
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
Even if he read on deck, he might run the risk of losing his book.
"The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy" by W.H.G. Kingston
He reads strange books and converses with strange people.
"Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest" by George Borrow
Many have been led astray by reading bad books and papers, but none from reading the Bible.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
The old lady had been reading a certain book, and there was no reason why she should conceal the fact.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Only when they read in their book.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
She had found several delightful new books to read.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He reads French books to her, and she makes lace.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas

In poetry:

I have no brain to understand
The books he loves to read;
I only have a heart and hand
He does not seem to need.
"A Tragedy" by Edith Nesbit
At which, suddenly
He turned his face upon me with its smile
As if to crush me. "I have read your book,
"Aurora Leigh: Book Eighth" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Twelve surly elves were digging graves
Beside black Eden brook;
Eleven dug and stared at me,
But one read in a book.
"The Kelso Road" by Frank Prewett
The pages of thy book I read,
And as I closed each one,
My heart, responding, ever said,
"Servant of God! well done!"
"To William E. Channing" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I read good books. My heart despairs.
In vain I try to dress
My soul in feelings like to theirs—
These men of holiness.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
I read that book, "Voice from the South,"
I read it o'er again;
I re-read, heart leaped up to mouth
At its triumphant aim.
"Voice From The South" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

Since 2005, I've belonged to a book club through the former Bound to Read.
For books that it has digitized , Google allows people to read 20 percent of them online and purchase the entire books from the Google Play store, and it shares revenue with the publishers.
Reviewers like to say, "this is a book which everyone should read".
I wouldn't say that about Jim Shannon's Reluctant Dissenter , but I would say that it is a book every American Catholic bishop should read.
Harriet Klausner isn't necessarily someone you've heard of, unless you read book reviews on
Our goal for this Spring Books issue is to read beneath the text of war.
Scenic looks and reading books.
15 must-read books about K-12 education in the US.
Simple book reading devices, with electro-phoretic displays, still have their niche in the market - for those who frankly primarily want to read books or basic newsprint.
Students at Okatie Elementary won the honor by reading the most books as part of the Second Annual Plaid About Reading program.
Even more troubling, the percentage of people in society who read books at all is falling dramatically.
The goal of One Book One Community is to give a community the chance to come together through the experience of reading one common book.
Children at Hope Charter Elementary School in downtown Raleigh read books from Bonnie's Book Foundation.
Get kids in the holiday spirit with these seasonal reads: Book Nook .
I never get tired of reading books recounting the history of Buffalo.

In science:

It can be found in many books on logic (I like [CL01] for mathematicians, while everyone should read [Hof79]), but the proof is so simple in outline that every mathematician should be exposed to it.
Set theory for category theory
Reading this book makes it clear how wide its ramifications have spread.
Gauge Theories of Gravitation
The typesetting is generally good and the book is easy to read, with lots of white space and well-displayed formulas.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
This is unfortunate as some unsuspecting souls may try to read this attractive looking book and find it pretty tough going.
Review of "Garden of integrals"
These may have been the works (mostly textbooks) the author used to write the book but a more comprehensive list suitable for further reading should have been compiled.
Review of "Garden of integrals"