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Bookish, new website for readers, launches

Bookish, new website for readers, launches | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
After a year and a half's delay, Bookish.com, an ambitious website to help readers find and buy books they like, launches Tuesday.
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Bookish Quote | Sara Rosett

Bookish Quote | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story.”  Beatrix Potter #writing #books #quotes
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Bookish Quote | Sara Rosett

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"I have always noticed that these artists and writers are very unbalanced." --Agatha Christie, Dead Man's Folly
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Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more via The Passive Voice | Sara Rosett

Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more via The Passive Voice | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Sara’s Insight:  Hard to believe this is true for mysteries! From The University of California: Source: Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more
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Blog Post: Irresistible Book Recommendations for Every Type of Summer Reader | Sara Rosett

Blog Post: Irresistible Book Recommendations for Every Type of Summer Reader | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Sara’s insight: Love these categories, which go beyond the usual mystery/romance/etc. For example, out about books “For the Amateur Sleuth: Books That Bring Out Your Inner Sherlock.” Nice!                Full article: Blog Post: Irresistible Book Recommendations for Every Type of Summer Reader #tw
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10 Gorgeous Outdoor Reading Nooks

10 Gorgeous Outdoor Reading Nooks | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Beautiful outdoor spaces perfect for reading.
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Unfortunately, I won't be reading outdoors this summer--too humid where I live, but I love looking at these bookish outdoor #reading nooks. :) #tw
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Cartoonist Tom Gauld on 21st-century grammar wars

Cartoonist Tom Gauld on 21st-century grammar wars | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Flying the flag for grammar enthusiasts from all camps, following Rebecca Gowers’ A-Z of horrible words
Via bobbygw
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10 Funny Book Dedications That Actually Got Published

10 Funny Book Dedications That Actually Got Published | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Sometimes, authors get bold, and instead of constructing a "proper" dedication, they write words that are unorthodox, honest and often humorous.
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Loved each one of these creative #book dedications! #tw
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10 Literary Plot Twists That Felt Like April Fools' Tricks via @Bookbub

10 Literary Plot Twists That Felt Like April Fools' Tricks via @Bookbub | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it

Some authors must think April Fools’ Day is every single day. The twists and turns they write into their stories are sometimes so wild, they feel like mean tricks! In the spirit of April Fools’ — a day of practical jokes and pranks — we collected a list of some of the best (and simultaneously most infuriating) plot twists in literature.

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Spoilers Galore! You've been warned. 
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Literary-Themed Goodies via @BookRiot

Literary-Themed Goodies via @BookRiot | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Some suggestions for individuals who find themselves in need of more bookish goodness in their homes. Bookify your kitchen! 
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Jane Austen coasters! What else can they Austen-ify? :) 
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Bookish Library signs: 16 Hilarious Signs That Prove Libraries Are the Greatest via @Bookbub

Bookish Library signs: 16 Hilarious Signs That Prove Libraries Are the Greatest via @Bookbub | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it

In honor of Library Lovers’ Month, here are 16 libraries that decided to think outside the box and appeal to their book lovers with unique and hilarious signs.

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Love the creativity. Very clever, but we're talking librarians here, so not surprising. :)

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Which are the world's most influential languages?

Which are the world's most influential languages? | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it

Some langauges are spoken by more than others, but does that make them global?


Via Aurora Humarán
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Sara's thoughts: Fascinating look at how #languages are connected...and not connected...plus cool illustrations. :) 

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Estasia Lal's curator insight, February 20, 6:40 PM

It is interesting to think that English actually is he most used language. Of course I always just assumed it was because I am from America and speak English and everyone around me does as well. As I read this article, I was wondering about China, since they do have a bigger population than the United States. And I was wondering where all the Chinese speakers were on these statistics. I was not aware that other countries had their own social networks and Wikipedia's. After reading that, it made much more sense to me. There were hardly any Chinese because they were not on English sites, they were on their own. If the students would have calculated other countries sites with this study, I think their results would have been very different.

This article is from World Economic Forum so I think that it is a reliable source for this topic. Mainly because the article was about the world and the website is about world news.

 

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The Truth about Writing According to Music and Lyrics - Girlfriends Book Club

The Truth about Writing According to Music and Lyrics - Girlfriends Book Club | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Hollywood rarely gets creative/writerly characters and situations right. (Just one case in point is the mom character in Cheaper By The Dozen. A publisher picks up her book and in about two minutes she’s touring and has an Oprah appearance scheduled.) So I was surprised that the movie Music and Lyrics gave several fairly accurate …
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Sara's thoughts:  I love romantic comedies and had a great time writing this post about the romcom "Music and Lyrics" and what it has to say about writing, creativity, and inspiration. 

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Bookish Gifts for Romantics on Valentine's Day via @bookriot

Bookish Gifts for Romantics on Valentine's Day via @bookriot | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Get your Casanova on with these Valentine's Day gifts for every stage of your relationship.
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Fun list! 

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Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again

Automated robot that scans library shelves using laser mapping and radio tags can ensure no book is misplaced again | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Being able to access and download information in an instant is a hallmark of the digital age. But much of the world's knowledge remains between the pages of printed books. Tracking these volumes in libraries is a tedious

Via Bookmarking Librarian
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Very cool, but it does have shades of Big Brother is watching..
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This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions | Sara Rosett

This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions | Sara Rosett | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
Sara’s insight:  Had to pass this on…very cool #bookstore! Source: This Unique New Bookstore Is Filled With Optical Illusions
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Check out 25 breathtaking libraries from all around the world.

Check out 25 breathtaking libraries from all around the world. | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
If libraries transform space like this, imagine what they do to your mind.
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Love these libraries! #scoop
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26 Literary Puns Only True Book Lovers Will Understand

26 Literary Puns Only True Book Lovers Will Understand | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
How many of these made you laugh? Tell us in the comments! FacebookTwitterPinterestPrint Friendly Comments comments
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We can always use more Pride and Prejudice puns, right? 
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Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse

Ten Days at the Mad-House: How Nellie Bly Posed as Insane in 1887 in Her Brave Exposé of Asylum Abuse | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
A timeless and sobering reminder that the true measure of power is not how deftly we can assert our authority but how much kindness and compassion we can show
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#trailblazing woman! Using her story as inspiration for an upcoming book. #tw
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Handwritten page from Sherlock Holmes story to fetch up to £110,000 at auction

Handwritten page from Sherlock Holmes story to fetch up to £110,000 at auction | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
The page is taken from The Hound of the Baskervilles and is deemed especially valuable as it features Holmes and assistant Watson discussing the case
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I can't imagine #writing a manuscript by hand!! 
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Moneyball for Book Publishers: A Detailed Look at How We Read

Moneyball for Book Publishers: A Detailed Look at How We Read | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
A reader analytics company in London wants to use data on our reading habits to transform how publishers acquire, edit and market books.
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It's refreshing to see publishers looking for actual data, but I don't want Big Brother looking over my shoulder as I read. #trends #privacy #publishing #amreading #tw
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Gavin Umstead's curator insight, March 27, 11:57 PM
Whoa. That was really interesting to read. This article explained that rate of completions of reading books. They gathered their data from the use of e-books. This information was evidently clear is had a strong credibility that could even be shown through the language of the article. This article had a little bit of a business twist included. Its throws out the idea of how writing for books may have a huge change due to this new information being accessible now. At the end of the article its expressed that simple "In the business of selling paper." That sentence blew my mind because the value is inside the book and not of the object itself. Being a business fanatic, that was a game changer. 
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Bookish #writing tool: the Retro Freewrite Word Processor via @wired

Bookish #writing tool: the Retro Freewrite Word Processor via @wired | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
A new typewriter-like device offers a distraction-free writing experience. There are no apps, just a dreamy mechanical keyboard and an e-ink screen.
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I remember the initial buzz about this product when it was called the Hemingwrite. It looked cool then and I was interested, but it seems very similar to the AlphaSmart. 

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#trends #amwriting #tech

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Bookish Interview: Umberto Eco @PublishersWkly

Bookish Interview: Umberto Eco @PublishersWkly | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
How does Eco describe himself? “I’ve always thought of myself as a scholar who, at a certain point, began to write novels on the weekend... in the summer.”
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Sara's thoughts: Umberto Eco's thoughts on politics, collecting #books, and #writing. 

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Series Reading Program: Creating a Culture of Reading

Series Reading Program: Creating a Culture of Reading | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
At Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, 100 percent of the fifth-grade students are meeting grade-level fluency standards in reading.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Sara's thoughts: Very informative article with step-by-step guide on how to build a reading program at schools using series books. :) 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 18, 11:19 AM

This article goes hand-in-hand with the one I shared yesterday about 12 ways to nurture reading. This one goes a little deeper with a discussion of how a Title 1 school was able to build a culture of reading through selecting series to read. This is a great idea to build passionate readers because building competent readers simply isn't enough, is it? Enjoy!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:14 PM

This article goes hand-in-hand with the one I shared yesterday about 12 ways to nurture reading. This one goes a little deeper with a discussion of how a Title 1 school was able to build a culture of reading through selecting series to read. This is a great idea to build passionate readers because building competent readers simply isn't enough, is it? Enjoy!

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16 Books To Read If You Hate Valentine's Day

16 Books To Read If You Hate Valentine's Day | All Things Bookish: All about books, all the time | Scoop.it
I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I’m against love — it’s just that I don’t
enjoy the forced, canned version of romance that the holiday seems to inspire.
People who are in relationships feel obligated to buy bright red teddy bears
and cheap chocolates for each other, and people
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Varied reading list of books with non-mushy romance and friendship as well as a ghost story. 

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