Showing posts from May, 2011

Summer Reading

I follow Barnes & Noble on Facebook together with today they posted a summertime reading challenge. Details here.

I dear this idea! I've been reading since I was rattling little, together with e'er wondered why other kids didn't create the same. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lot of kids await at summertime reading equally a chore, instead of equally a joy. For me, summertime reading is 1 of the best ways to continue kids learning together with growing piece they aren't inwards school. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lot of schools get got laid reading lists of books kids get got to read, but others make a make of books together with that's my favorite manner of doing it. I intend that, instead of forcing kids into a specific direction amongst their reading equally they create during school, kids should endure left to explore their ain interests inwards the summer.

My fiancĂ© Chris likes to rate me the floor of how he loved to read nonfiction on his ain fou…

Ebooks, Or How Preferences Change

I never idea I would bask reading a majority on a screen. Computer screens, iPods, fifty-fifty the DS "game" that comes amongst a ton of populace domain books for you lot to read - none of it always appealed to me. I stare at a calculator concealment all 24-hour interval at work. I prefer the tangible pages of newspaper leafed (or to a greater extent than oftentimes right away glued) together, folding opened upwardly at but the correct place, turning pages amongst my fingers instead of on a concealment (which I create know you lot plow amongst your fingers, but this is a dissimilar sensation).

Recently I've started reading eBooks, by together with large because I tin larn the populace domain books I've been wanting to read for free. Saving coin is difficult plenty without wanting to driblet hundreds of dollars on books all the time. I don't accept a Nook or a Kindle or anything. I create accept an iPod Touch that tin create eBooks, but I don't purpose t…

Imagination, Or How Dissimilar Tin They Be?

This yesteryear calendar week inwards reading has been difficult. Almost no progress has been made inwards the book I don't like, but inwards other areas I've been moving along quite nicely.

Last Mon I finished A Princess of Mars yesteryear Edgar R. Burroughs which was a costless ebook on Suvudu. In finishing A Princess of Mars (and fifty-fifty upon starting it), I realized I had read it earlier in addition to never noted it. I can't think for the life of me when or where I read it. Maybe inwards college? I did accept a scientific discipline fiction course of teaching inwards my finally semester. There was also the Arthurian literature course of teaching I took inwards undergrad, but I don't mean value nosotros read it inwards that class. Anyway, what struck me every bit funny was that I had been looking frontward to starting over inwards C.S. Lewis's terminal new inwards his infinite trilogy, That Hideous Strength. And the argue for this? I remembered the…