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Book savvy / Cynthia Lee Katona
Bib ID 3534441
Format BookBook
Author
Katona, Cynthia Lee, 1947-
 
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Description Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005 
v, 157 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0810854341
Summary

"In Book Savvy, Cynthia Katona has compiled a complete handbook for students and lovers of literature. Based on Katona's thirty-one-year career of teaching introductory literature to college freshmen, this book aims to teach not only how to read literature but also how to actually enjoy reading it. It begins with the state of reading in America, gives eleven good reasons to make reading a regular part of life, then supplies a list of tried-and-true page turners with their movie counterparts. Katona's accessible style makes this book appealing to a wide audience, from seasoned literature lovers to newly addicted readers. Book Savvy will serve as an effective guide for the burgeoning book-club community as well as a tool for literature teachers struggling to spark the interest of their students."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. Why be book savvy?
  • 1. Autobiography of a book junkie
  • 2. Introduction to the state of reading in America
  • 3. Eleven good reasons to make reading a part of your life
  • Pt. II. A good place to start
  • 4. Key to the annotated book list
  • 5. Annotated book list
  • Pt. III. Becoming a book junkie
  • 6. Active reading
  • 7. Developing a reading journal.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Books and reading.  |  Reading.  |  Best books.  |  Books and reading -- United States.

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