Meghan Cox Gurdon

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The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"This book about the beauty of reading aloud was preaching to the choir. While already bought into the idea, I was intrigued by the history, science, and anecdotal evidence of the way reading aloud--from a book, not a machine-expands minds. It's no..." Read more of this review »
The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"This is the book I wish I wrote (and researched) because I love everything she says. I wanted to flag something on almost every page.
Written in simple, conversational tone. Not preachy. But clear on the myriad benefits found when reading with you..." Read more of this review »
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"3.5 Stars--in retrospect the title might be a bit clearer than I thought about this book being for parents. As borderline anti-natalist, that portion has little to no interest to me. However, I'm in the very beginning stages of a relationship with..." Read more of this review »
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"An excellent heir to Jim Trelease."
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" I hear you. I guess we do what we can. Thankfully, there are a lot of loving, dedicated people-- and you sound like one of them -- who are working eve ...more "
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“Here is a reader, a book, a listener. The sound of the voice exists for a moment and then it vanishes. Like birdsong, it’s gone—it is over. Yet it leaves traces of its passage in the imagination and memory of those who listen. There is incredible power in this fugitive exchange.”
Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

“One of the effects is a decreasing ability to stay on task.”
Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

“Film is a fabulous art form, but it does have a certain totalitarian aspect: the authorities have decided on the look and feel of everything from the clothes of the characters to the slant of the light to the mood and the music; the viewer’s input is superfluous.”
Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

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