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eReaders refocus on critical reading skills


In honor of National Reading Month, this week retail giant Amazon.com offered a $20 discount on all Kindle models, slashing the price of the basic model to just $49. I used to think the Kindle was an idiotic device, or, at best, something you could read while holding a snifter in the other hand. With […]

E-book trend doesn’t lessen joy of reading


They are easily downloadable, cheap — if not free — and highly portable for those settling in on a long plane ride. And though no one’s quite sure when they first arrived, e-books have confounded the publishing world since they first reached mainstream success in 2007, when Amazon unveiled its Kindle e-reader. For bibliophiles, the […]

Personal perspectives ultimately define great literature


With spring break quickly approaching, many Trojans will shelve their difficult course material in favor of a trashy beach read. As they dig their toes into the sand and try to forget about the stress of midterm hell, enjoying a mindless bestseller seems like the perfect way to take a break from hardcore literary analysis […]

Books to check out for leisurely summer reading


With summer just weeks away, there is a lot of free time to look forward to. Summer is recognized as the best season for movies, but there will surely be occasions when a good book is just what you need. Whether waiting at the airport or tanning at the beach, check out these new books […]

Getting ready for finals week


  Finals are in just a few weeks, and at least one person is excited about it. Will you be ready? Ahmed Fahim | Daily Trojan           (Click to enlarge)