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DIY Project Idea: How to Make a Modern Pegboard Shelving System As DIY projects go, this is one of my favorites. A photo of one popped up here on Apartment Therapy last year, and it's been in my crosshairs ever since. I love this shelving system because it's simple, yet pretty, and can be configured in multiple ways. It's also very easy to make, with a little precision and patience. Here's how: 40 Useful Online Generators For Web Designers - Noupe Design Blog Oct 11 2010 Generators can be a great way to save time in your web design projects. High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Books, Design and Culture Reasons to Love Writing by Hand  As a college professor, I am used to hearing excuses: I slept through my alarm. I had to study for an organic chemistry test so I missed class. Everyone in my dorm got the stomach flu. My fraternity brother ate my homework. However, I have begun to encounter with growing regularity a new type of justification. Part explanation, part apology, this excuse has to do with handwriting or, rather, students' inability to put pen or pencil to paper and produce something legible and meaningful.

Free PSDs & Resources for Web Designers by Orman Clark Booklicious Report: 'Texts From Jane Eyre' By Mallory Ortberg In Mallory Ortberg's modern retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Miss Havisham texts wedding dress photos from a blocked number. Madeline Gobbo/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Company hide caption itoggle caption Madeline Gobbo/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Company In Mallory Ortberg's modern retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Miss Havisham texts wedding dress photos from a blocked number. 7 Timeless To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes Yesterday, Harper Lee announced she will publish her second novel ever this summer. Go Set a Watchman will be released in July as a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. The Internet exploded with the news, and Lee fans across the country pledged to revisit To Kill a Mockingbird before reading the sequel. To jog your memory, we’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Preserve the Joy in Nonfiction Reading This article is the third in our blog series Close Reading Isn't Just for Novels: Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction. Click here to read all of the posts in the series. Thanks to our series sponsor, Renaissance Learning. With the rush to increase rigor, prep for assessments and teach the standards, a lot of the joy has been sucked out of teaching reading, especially teaching nonfiction. If you're feeling down about yet another textbook passage, it's important to remember that many kids fall in love with reading through nonfiction. There's the student who's read every book in your classroom library about space.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. Frank Schembari loves books — printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place. 13 Signs You're Addicted to Books Ever wonder if your reading habit is getting the best of you? We do, so we collected 13 signs that you’re in trouble. Do these sound familiar? 1. You constantly want more. The 21 Best Quotes About Reading Do you believe it’s possible to lose your reading mojo? We think sometimes it is, but don’t worry — we’ve put together 21 inspiring, witty, and insightful quotes to remind us just how wonderful books can be. On the magic of books I’m always amazed at friends who say they try to read at night in bed but always end up falling asleep.

19 Quotes About Censorship and Banned Books This week marks the American Library Association’s celebration of Banned Books Week. The annual event, which runs from September 27 through October 3 this year, “draws attention to the problem of censorship” by raising awareness about freedom of expression. You might think that burning books and censorship are things of the past, but hundreds of books continue to be challenged each year, reminding us that the freedom to choose which books we read is something we shouldn’t take for granted.