For those who love to read and write, etc.
By Yanique on July 8th, 2011
One of my favorite feeds this week is a great Opinion page story in The Christian Monitor about a reader who writes about how his summer reading changed the course of his life. To quote the author Danny Heitman, “The love of a book, like any great romance, depends on a peculiar chemistry between souls that’s hard to quantify and even harder to predict. That’s the essential mystery of reading, that we never quite know when the magic will strike.” That’s deep stuff.
Do babies play with “baby toys” anymore? These days, I think not. The New York Times’ Motherlode parenting blog asked readers to discuss iPad Apps for toddlers. More than 40 readers gave their opinions. Click here to read the post and the comments.
Grammar lovers beware! A Twitter rumor circulated this week that Oxford University would discontinue the use of the Oxford comma – which led to a lot of upset grammar-lovers. It turns out that the rumor wasn’t true and was sparked by a misunderstanding of a notice that faculty are no longer required to use the Oxford comma in press releases and internal documents.
The Tribune Star recently reported that the Indiana Department of Education will no longer require Indiana’s public schools to teach cursive writing. School children will now need to be keyboard proficient. I think writing in cursive and using a keyboard both have many benefits. How important do you think teaching cursive is in schools today?
We all have different reasons why we choose the books we read. For some, it’s the title, for others it’s the cover. The Huffington Post recently listed the Top Coolest Book Covers of 2011. And after looking at the books that made the list, it was nice to see some well deserving book cover designers get a shout-out!
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