A Survey of Australian Reading Habits

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

The following survey provides insights into contemporary preferences, behaviours and attitudes of Australians towards books and reading. The Australia Council has partnered with Macquarie University on this third and final stage of their three-year research project titled ‘The Australian Book Industry: Authors, Publishers and Readers in a Time of Change’. Key Findings – Australians value

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Read Like a Writer

Quotes about authors, books and writing.

Read like a writer. Writing is a series of choices, so it’s important to approach a text as a series of choices and problem-solving solutions made by the author. Narrative design is the art of perception. By unpacking narrative design through reading, and rereading, we reveal not only an author’s way of seeing and thinking

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Have Men Ended Their Love Affair With Books?

Photo of a man reading a book as part of the #ManReads campaign.

Whatever happened to lads’ lit? Why don’t men read books by women? And how do we change the fact that many men haven’t picked up a book since school, asks Chris Moss. Think of a man. Think of a book. What do you see? A shiny sci-fi novel? Crime, or horror perhaps? A “how to”

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Is Technology Killing or Kindling a Love of Reading?

Girl reading a book. Creative commons attribution.

Read whatever you want, whatever you feel like reading, wherever you feel like reading, but read. Read for God’s sake as it will make you a better person. It will teach you how to handle different situations. And it will provide you advice on your own problems. “Technologies certainly do create cultural phenomenon, whether for

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