Summary "The Power of Reading in its original edition offered groundbreaking research that fundamentally altered the way educators and language researchers approach literacy. Reviews of the The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research Up to now in regards to the book we have now The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research responses consumers have never still still left their own overview of the experience, or otherwise make out the print however. The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research Stephen D. Krashen Continuing the case for free voluntary reading set out in the book's 1993 first edition, this new, updated, and much-looked-for second edition explores new research done on the topic in the last ten years as well as looking anew at some of the original research reviewed. The author believes that as long as the reader is reading fluency will occur. It has become the foundation for the argument that free voluntary reading (FVR) is the most effective toll available for increasing literacy. Reading -- Research. The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research is a great book in that it lends a different outlook on reading fluency. Krashen also explores research surrounding the role of school and public libraries and the research indicating the necessity of a print-rich environment that provides light reading (comics, teen romances, magazines) as well as the best in literature to assist in educating children to read with understanding and in second language acquisition. Reading.