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So Yesterday : Date A Girl Who Reads by Rosemarie Urquico 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: What You Need Materials Large 3/4" thick board or plywood that won't splinter (mine is 2' x 3') Dowels (I used 3/4" diameter) Sandpaper Wooden boards to use as shelves Tools Power drill Saw (or access to a hardware store who will cut them for you) Spade bit (same size as your chosen dowels, so here 3/4") T-square and/or ruler Pencil Instructions 1. 2. Tip: I found a T-square to be very, very helpful here. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Have a really great DIY project or tutorial that you want to share with others? Find more SIMPLE SOLUTIONS >>>

Reasons to Love Writing by Hand | Sienna Craig 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. The problem seems to be exacerbated when Blue Books are involved, but this discomfort with writing by hand extends beyond in-class exams. But this issue of writing by hand extends beyond function toward much deeper musings about identity, aesthetics, and certain forms of intimacy. Love notes: To fall in love with someone is to follow the arc of his hand, to feel her reach out in words meant only for you. Don't get me wrong; I'm not a Luddite.

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. Madeline Gobbo/Courtesy of Henry Holt & Company What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? Scarlett O'Hara: ashleyashleyashleyashley r u thereashleyyyyyyyy(i'm DRUNK (from brandy))remember that time we made out in the barn Ashley Wilkes:Scarlett, it's four in the morning and I have to get up in two hours to run your millPlease don't text me this late Scarlett O'Hara: oh i sold the millhahadid i not tell you that Ashley Wilkes:Oh my God. Ashley Wilkes:OH MY GOD (Exactly as you'd expect, too.

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. What are your favorite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird? What are your favorite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird? Share on Facebook Sign up for BookBub’s daily deals email. Comments comments

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. Here are eight ways to grow students' love of nonfiction reading in independent and shared reading. 1. The more complex texts are often the more interesting ones. 2. To get students engaged, you'll want to give students choice, and lots of it. 3. Robb organizes nonfiction by genre and has students choose what they want to read. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Did you know?

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. Schembari is not a retiree who sips tea at Politics and Prose or some other bookstore. “I like the feeling of it,” Schembari said, reading under natural light in a campus atrium, his smartphone next to him. Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all say millennials still strongly prefer print for pleasure and learning, a bias that surprises reading experts given the same group’s proclivity to consume most other content digitally. “These are people who aren’t supposed to remember what it’s like to even smell books,” said Naomi S. In years of surveys, Baron asked students what they liked least about reading in print. It can be seen in the struggle of college textbook makers to shift their businesses to more profitable e-versions. “I don’t absorb as much,” one student told Baron.

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. Source 2. Source Source 3. Source Source 4. Source 5. Source 6. Source Source 7. Source 8. Source 9. Source 10. Source 11. Source 12. Source 13. Source Sound familiar? Sign up for BookBub's daily deals email. Comments comments 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. On the comfort of books That is part of the beauty of all literature. The habit of reading is the only enjoyment I know in which there is no alloy. The best moments in reading are when you come across something — a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. On books as entertainment Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. Comments