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Adii -- Duh! Your questions were so intuitive and expansive that I assumed... thank you again for the time and effort. Your questions pointed me in the right direction.

Becky -- great distinction on what we read online vs. what we read in paper. That's why I do not think (and hope) that any medium will ever completely replace the preceding. There is no substitute for the experience of holding a book and savoring the content. I will say that it would be best if we taught children to read visually vs. verbally, which mixes two competences (input, visual with output, verbal) and slows comprehension.

Valeria, great interview. I always find your thinking both clear and thought-provoking!

I especially like your final comments about reading. I notice with my children that reading online is very different from reading a chapter book. Reading online is instant gratification, immediate conversation, and quick facts.

Reading a book is a longer pursuit which requires attention, perseverance, and passion. It takes us on our own thinking journey. Of course, best is to share those thoughts with others after we have read the book, but the first step is the reading. Let's hope it does not become a lost art!

Thanks for the awesome interview Valeria! :) And by the way - I'm a guy... :)

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