Moving my summer reading list to Kindle since the upcoming trip to India requires origami-style packing skills.
Here is my Kindle list so far… with 20+ hour fight(s) and also layovers, looks like I’ll also be using the Kindle Cloud Offline Reading feature.
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What’s on Your Kindle Shelf?
“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” ~Ray Bradbury, in the foreword to Fahrenheit 451
from the Library of Congress Database
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Image source from the Library of Congress
Summer To-Do List: Join a Virtual Book Club and/or Join the Summer Reading Clubs @ Your Library!
It’s officially summer and libraries across the country have summer reading clubs, groups, ‘fests, and promotions. Want to save a tree this summer? Go online and join a reading group. Goodreads has many, many, many engaging and welcoming reading clubs. I’ve blogged previously about the one I’m in and it is the best one!!
Do you prefer to kick it old school? Reading clubs are usually divided by age: (up to Grade 5), the Teen Reading Club (Grades 6-12), and the Adult Reading Club (Ages 18+) and by genre. There’s something for everyone this summer, and often you’ll have the chance to earn prizes for continuing to read during the summer break.
Don’t pass up on all of the great activities because, whatever you do, don’t be caught not being a part of our club!
She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
More Weekend Ed. Quotes
The Book of Kells (Trinity College Dublin MS 58) is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript from around the year 806 contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (which is treated calfskin).
Here is the Trinity College version of our Library of Congress: http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/home/index.php?DRIS_ID=MS58_003v
Here is a short, 1-minute video on the Book of Kells: https://youtu.be/Ev_6NduOeYg
“A Book That Shaped Me” Essay Contest: The Library of Congress today launched its annual summer essay contest.
The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating public libraries in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Prizes will be awarded and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The festival (www.loc.gov/bookfest) will mark its 15th anniversary since its establishment in 2001. The theme of this year’s festival is “I cannot live without books,” a famous statement by Thomas Jefferson.
Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2015 are eligible. Essays, focused on a single book, should be one page in length and must be submitted with an entry form, in person, at participating public library locations. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 10, 2015.
More information available at this link: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-080.html