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Required Reading

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Required Reading

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A day in the life of an editor is all about reading, from skimming incoming news and reports to evaluating article proposals and editorial submissions to poring over galleys and page proofs. And at the end of the day, when I don't think I can read another thing, I've found that firing up my Kindle has rekindled my love of reading. I can see why U.S. ebook sales are up nearly 146% from March 2010 to March 2011.

What's not to love about the e-reader format as a welcome departure from the daily grind of office desktops, laptops, and small mobile devices? E-readers are compact and portable, yet they have a screen that's big enough to read text easily. Although I could check email on my Kindle, I've decided to dedicate my Kindle just to leisure reading. I now juggle several books at once, never needing to remember where I left off on each one or having to deal with a growing stack o' novels on the bookshelf. …

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