I wish I could get onto the president's reading list the revisionist new history Railroaded, by Richard White.
Douglas Wolk is the author of reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean and Live at the Apollo.
At a public hearing, one parent argued that Beloved was given a Lexile rating that equates to a 5th-grade reading level.
“Pea Tear Griffon” is singing what goes up must come down while reading Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Senior American officers, reading from their assigned script, insist that Iraqi security forces are doing a terrific job.
I fought against it, fought to remain in that room and go on reading.
Your reading makes you a stranger to nothing but what you should be most acquainted with.
He has been reading to her, the book has fallen from his hand.
The reading of the letter was greeted with prolonged applause.
(aside, reading the letter) I'll learn 'er bloomin' symptoms—I must be 'is patient.
county town of Berkshire, Old English Readingum (c.900), "(Settlement of) the family or followers of a man called *Read."
Old English ræding, "a reading, the act of reading" either silent or aloud, "a passage or lesson," verbal noun; see read (v.)). Meaning "interpretation" is from mid-14c. (in reference to dreams). Meaning "a form of a passage of text" is from 1550s; that of "a public event featuring reading aloud" is from 1787.
Old English rædan (West Saxon), redan (Anglian) "to advise, counsel, persuade; discuss, deliberate; rule, guide; arrange, equip; forebode; read, explain; learn by reading; put in order" (related to ræd, red "advice"), from Proto-Germanic *raedanan (cf. Old Norse raða, Old Frisian reda, Dutch raden, Old High German ratan, German raten "to advise, counsel, guess"), from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Sanskrit radh- "to succeed, accomplish," Greek arithmos "number amount," Old Church Slavonic raditi "to take thought, attend to," Old Irish im-radim "to deliberate, consider"). Words from this root in most modern Germanic languages still mean "counsel, advise."
Sense of "make out the character of (a person)" is attested from 1610s. Connected to riddle via notion of "interpret." Transference to "understand the meaning of written symbols" is unique to Old English and (perhaps under English influence) Old Norse raða. Most languages use a word rooted in the idea of "gather up" as their word for "read" (cf. French lire, from Latin legere). Read up "study" is from 1842; read out (v.) "expel by proclamation" (Society of Friends) is from 1788. read-only in computer jargon is recorded from 1961.
"an act of reading," 1825, from read (v.).
1580s, "having knowledge gained from reading," in well-read, etc., past participle adjective from read (v.).