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Brooklyn: Making Libraries Cool Since Thursday

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An independent book room in Bushwick is bringing a little sexy back to the library. Leave it to Brooklyn...

 


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 24, 2013 9:06 AM

Another example of a community-based people-led library in Brooklyn, this one featuring books from small, independent presses catalogued by Goodreads. 

 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:49 AM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, February 25, 2013 11:44 PM

I always knew libraries were cool and sexy!

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Students Still Not Taking to E-Textbooks, New Data Show | Digital Book World

Students Still Not Taking to E-Textbooks, New Data Show | Digital Book World | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Despite the benefits of lower costs, lighter backpacks, added features and convenience, students just aren't taking to e-textbooks, a new study shows
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The One Best Storytelling Tip

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"Encourage Everyone You Know to Read" The very best tip I've ever seen for good storytelling I wholeheartedly believe to be true. If you want to be a good writer and storyteller ... read. I saw tha...

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brisbane_artist's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:29 PM

Storytelling - the basis of everything, Jo

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Boys' Book Bloggers

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"Today I'm listing websites that promote books for boys. Most are blog sites. One is a "hotlist" of links to sites related to literature appealing to boys. As usual, I welcome all comments, additions and updates to this list, which will, eventually, have its own page on this blog site."


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10 Things That Helped Us Love Reading More

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SCIS's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:59 PM

On how to share a love of reading with your students

Kim Diane Beesley's curator insight, January 26, 2013 7:43 PM

some of these ideas are great, especially like the ide of sharing what you are reading.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Passion and Strengths

In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students
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Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, January 13, 2013 9:14 PM

Using children's books is a great way to start conversations.

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Reading Habits in Different Communities

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Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations
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It would be interesting to explore this in other countries.

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A History of Reading

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Curating eclectic interestingness from culture's collective brain...
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Why Paper Books and E-Books Can Peacefully Coexist [#Infographic]

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E-books solve some problems but create others, leaving room for paper books to prosper.
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Comunicación 5.0's curator insight, December 19, 2012 5:43 PM

Este estudio demuestra que los lectores e-books siguen leyendo en papel, solo que gracias al e-book, por normal general, leen más libros que antes.

Y aporta un dato curioso: para los niños, preferimos el papel...

 

"Nothing beats a good book"

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The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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HipType studied the DNA of a successful book as well as the reading habits of men and women, and found some surprises.
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Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books

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By NPR Staff In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything...
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What the research says on reading for pleasure - Schools

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Information for teachers and school librarians on how to encourage children to read for pleasure.


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The Business Case for Reading Novels

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" Fiction-reading activates neuronal pathways in the brain that measurably help the reader better understand real human emotion — improving his or her overall social skillfulness."

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'Social reading' the next phase of e-book revolution - Technology & Science - CBC News

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Some digital pioneers think that the online sharing of books via social media -- social reading -- may become the dominant way of both consuming and producing stories.

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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

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Mike Springer:  "Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write."


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Luca Brigada's comment, March 12, 2013 6:46 AM
Thank you for the suggest :)
Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:49 AM

I began this travel of storytelling with Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing. First rule: To get started, write one true sentence.

Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:01 PM

Toujours apprendre des plus grands ...

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Bookish: Find Your Next Book - Authors, Reviews, Recommendations, Lists - Bookish

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Discover new and best selling books. Get exclusive sneak peaks and recommendations. Everything you need to know about the world of books. Find your next book at Bookish.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, February 7, 2013 12:56 PM

Bookish.com brings a very fresh feel to online book shopping, though it's much, much more than a "store." It brings an interesting blend of the feel of brick and morter browsing, lots of articles about writers and reading, and elements of social networking that make it a very interesting "place" to just meander around and among all things bookish. You can set up a profile keeping track of your particular  reading preferences allowing you customize the environment and to keep track of your activity. You can establish a book shelf that remembers books you've read as well as books you'd like to read. And perhaps the coolest feature is the two search methods for finding books, articles, and recommendations. 

 

The SEARCH box is a fairly traditional search where you type in a title, author, or keywords for something you're looking for and it searches for the resources available on the site. I typed in Candide and it returned not only links to the book itself, but also links to the musical by Leonard Bernstein and even a link to a collection of the lyrics to the songs in the musical. It also returned a few other interesting results all in some way related to Candide.

 

The second "search box" is a recommendation search. There you type in a book that you recently read or loved and it returns "other books" you might like. When I typed in Candide here, it returned "The Portable Thoreau" and Kurt Vonnegut's "A Man Without a Country." And, below each of these suggestions it has a "More Like This" link. 

 

What is particularly interesting is that on this page you can actually create a search based upon up to four different titles. When I added Gulliver's Travels, it added a few new titles including Brave New World, Bob Dylan's Chronicles and Slumdog MIllionaires Q&A among others.

 

It was fascinating to see patterns of themes in books both serious and humorous develop.

 

Check it out. If nothing else, it's a very different experience for Lit Lovers!

 

 

  ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

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Just One Day by Gayle Forman « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:50 PM

OMG< I am so going to have to READ this!  Love Gayle Forman and her books!

Sarah McElrath's comment, January 21, 2013 7:40 PM
I'm with you. I ordered this book for my middle school library after reading this.
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What Nonfiction Pieces Do You Give Middle School Students ...

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"First, kids do love non-fiction. In fact, many students told me they prefer non-fiction to fiction. After a lengthy discussion, I believe it comes down to usefulness. While fiction allows a certain fantasy and escape (and a large degree of vicarious living), non-fiction teaches them about the world."

 


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Parents: Make Bedtime a Social-Emotional Moment with Your Kids

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Education consultant Jennifer Miller has launched a wonderful, valuable new blog site for parents, Confident Parents, Confident Kids that I think merits the attention of anyone working in social, emot...
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The smell of books

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What’s in a smell? A book in any format may read the same, but it seems there’s something about the smell of print that e-books just can’t capture—for now.
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Study: Reading For Pleasure Makes Your Brain Grow (Literally) | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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“Why National Family Literacy Month Should Last All Year” by ...

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Hyper-connected, overly packed lifestyles leave less time for sharing books with our children, especially with iPads, Super Why! and pressing work emails to divert our attention.
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Survey: Parents Prefer Reading Print Books to Young Kids

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Don't count print books obsolete just yet -- especially when it comes to younger kids.
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TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction

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If you teach in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you are beginning to grapple with how these standards will affect your teaching.
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Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI | District Administration Magazine

Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI | District Administration Magazine | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

" To improve reading skills, educators must foster a lifelong hunger for reading and knowledge among students. Join this web seminar to learn about myON reader, a program that develops “hungry readers” by matching students with nonfiction books matched to their personal interests and reading level."

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