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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at https://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Last year I highlighted 25 of the best podcasts for readers. Here are 25 more outstanding podcasts for book lovers!
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17 November 2016

This is a followup article to the first 25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers that can be found here: https://bookriot.com/2015/11/25/25-outstanding-podcasts-readers/


Try this...

Have Tinitus? Listen to a literary podcast as you go to sleep.

Too many commercials on your morning drive to school? Listen to a literary podcast and arrive at school smiling.

Build listening to literary podcasts into your students' options as individuals or small group activity. There are so many similar podcasts promoting a love of literature that students can personalize their listening AND get credit for it.

Several focus upon author interviews. Why not have students do Author Reports consisting of reporting on the experience of choosing an author focused podcast and then having read a story of their own choice by that author.


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Want More Dates? Survey Says You Should Read More Books

Want More Dates? Survey Says You Should Read More Books | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
#Truth.
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21 June 2016

Yep! And there's even an App for that!

What are you doing for your first day's lesson in your literature class?

I might well be starting with this INFORMATIONAL READING article. 

My favorite line? 

"The findings aren’t all that surprising, considering a 2014 Pew Research study that showed millennials — the generation most likely to be using dating apps — are actually more likely to have read a book in the past year than folks from other generations. While the narrative may be that books need saving, it would seem that the pastime is alive as ever."


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Gotta love it!

Gotta love it! | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
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24 October 2014

 

In a hamburger joint across the street from AT&T Park. My new favorite beer (bottle cap)!

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The Things Librarians Find in Books

The Things Librarians Find in Books | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
I don't want to remain untouched by a book. Why should the book want to remain untouched by me?
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1 February 2014

Yeah! Yeah! We've all heard about "thinking outside the box," a phrase so overused that too many now proudly use the phrase as though the phrase itself was their own stroke of outside the box thinking  and apply it lavishing to their own collection of inane parrotings.

 

So, maybe I'm the first to suggest, probably not, that this article is actually a welcome and thought provoking alternate take on what books are about.

 

Here's the comment I left at the end of the article (Don't hate me)...

 

"Love it!  


My new mantra! Let's hear in for "Thinking inside the book!"

 

As a teacher I used to provide my students with packets of the smallest multi-colored post-its so the could "write in the book AND at the same time bookmark the passages of particular meaning to them. Then I'd tell them to either remove them after they'd written their final paper. I'd also encourage them to consider writing in the book and then "losing it." But, I'd  also remind them (encourage them) that they would not be allowed to march in the graduation ceremony if they hadn't paid for lost books.

 

And, when I pointed out that there might be a relevant lesson to learn about love in The Velveteen Rabbit, I always got several grins from kids who just seemed to have issues not losing their books until the day I collected books; and they always handed me an envelope with the exact change in it to cover their "irresponsible act,"  lower their eyes and say "sorry." Then they'd raise their eyes, smile and wink at me. And, I'd simply put on a stern face, say, "I hope you've learned your lesson," smile and wink back.

 

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Sleek Sculpture Combines Metal With Pressed Book Pages

Sleek Sculpture Combines Metal With Pressed Book Pages | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Andrew Hayes combines his passion for metal work with a musty lust for pulp-- book pages chopped, twisted, bent, and pressed in bulk.
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Just something incredibly captivating about these. Almost Zen-like contemplations.

 

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Awful Titles Famous Authors Almost Gave Their Novels

Awful Titles Famous Authors Almost Gave Their Novels | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Even the greatest writers fall prey to "I don't know what to call this" syndrome.
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27 October 2016

Just a quick scoop of an interesting look at author's early thoughts about titles for books eventually were published under different names.

Might be of interest when discussing titles for essays or the power of rough drafts in general.

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Why You May Be Seeing Stacks Of Books All Over NYC

Why You May Be Seeing Stacks Of Books All Over NYC | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
“The people who’ve taken part in the project are now connected to me in this weird [but good] way."
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30 March 2016

I've always been intrigued by conceptual art. Stacks of books left, beautifully photographed and .... and what?

What became of them? 

"Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up."

So many stories and the unknown stories of what became of those stories. How many lives did each story live? And how many lives were touched in how many ways? 

Had you come across one of these remarkable stacks, what do you imagine you might have done? 

Gosh, I sure do love a great mystery!

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A New Global Power: Girls With Books | A World At School

A New Global Power: Girls With Books | A World At School | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
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7 March 2014

Tomorrow is International Women's Day.

 

A prediction...

If we can not find a reason to care about this issue today, all too soon there will be plenty of reasons to wish we had.

 

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The Life of a Library Book : books

The Life of a Library Book : books | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
I work at a public library and was recently telling a friend about the cycles that the books go through and she was fascinated so I decided to share. ...
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An interesting "personalized" story of the life of a Library Book.

 

Kind of touching to say the least.

 

I wonder whether the style of this article might make for an interesting writing exercise in reflective introspection. Perhaps, students could "become" the tellers of the stories of the life of...

 

a blankie

a tricycle

a favorite childhood book (though who can top The Velveteen Rabbit?)

a video game

a hamster

a divorced father or mother

a parent who abandoned his or her children

an adopted child

a parent's high school yearbook

a prom dress or wedding gown

a/an _________________

 

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Watch the world's longest domino chain made of books

Watch the world's longest domino chain made of books | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
To kick off its 2013 Summer Reading Program, the Seattle Public Library set a world record with a library-appropriate domino chain. Twenty-seven volunteers lined up 2,131 books and knocked them all down.
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Just for fun.

 

Watch and just for the heck of it, pay attention to all the people reading on the floor as the books fall. I thought they were mannequins at first.

 

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