reading http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay's favorite books of 2013 http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackays-favorite-books-2013 <p>In keeping with what has become an annual tradition, here are our 10 favorite books of 2013. In no particular &nbsp;order, of course.</p><p>Good Prose by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd: A wonderful book for the writer on your Christmas list. This inspiring and instructive work is about the partnership of a great narrative writer (Kidder) and his editor (Todd).</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:58:46 +0000 Scott MacKay 26554 at http://ripr.org Gist Schedules Skydiving Stunt to Promote Reading http://ripr.org/post/gist-schedules-skydiving-stunt-promote-reading <p>State Education Commissioner Deborah Gist plans to jump out of a plane on Saturday alongside a charter school teacher who answered her call to get students to read more books this summer.</p><p></p><p>The stunt is part of challenge Gist issued at the end of the last school year. She promised to go skydiving with any teacher whose students finished all of their summer reading goals.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:44:17 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 22338 at http://ripr.org This I Believe Rhode Island: Books http://ripr.org/post/i-believe-rhode-island-books <p></p><p class="p1">Imagine the excitement when you get an electronically breathless Twitter message from a dear friend announcing that she just posted a link on Facebook to a stunningly engaging novel she just listened to wirelessly on her electronic tablet. &nbsp;Does this make you feel warm and fuzzy all over, and just desperate to curl up all nice and cozy with your Kindle? &nbsp;Or, as we hear in Eileen Landay's encore essay, does this all-too-common scenario lead you to wonder where we're headed as a literate society?</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 03:13:11 +0000 Eileen Landay 8444 at http://ripr.org