“Books have given me a magic portal to connect with people of the past and the present.” ~Lisa Bu, TED Talk, How Books Can Open Your Mind.
Bu, L. (2013). How Books Can Change Your Life. [TED Talk]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/lisa_bu_how_books_can_open_your_mind
This week’s quote is about books, from within the pages of a book!
“…but I spend my pocket money in the secondhand bookshops. I love the dry, musty smell of the volumes, the tissue-thin feel of the paper. Even the typefaces speak of vanished elegance. Already the books are accumulating in my room, and nothing, I think, makes a place more like home.” ~Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones
Wondering: can this quote apply to eBooks?
The Widget feature from Goodreads… would it be a forward-facing communication method for reading teachers?
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.
Resources abound for #CurieMeetsCassatt –Read more posts at this link
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
More Weekend Ed. Quotes
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