In Our Feeds: book covers for book lovers, math blackouts, and more!
By Lia on March 16th, 2012
Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny— or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! We’ve had an exciting week here at Scholastic. From the L.A. premiere of The Hunger Games on Monday to the release of Primary Sources 2012: America’s Teachers on the Teaching Profession today, OOMers’ feeds have been buzzing nonstop. Here are some of the highlights from the past week:
Have you ever been in the middle of a really great book and wished that you could just tune out the rest of the world? Nadia may have found the solution: free, customizable “Go Away, I’m Reading” book covers. Now if only I could choose between “At Hogwarts, BRB” and “In the Area, BRB”…
Meanwhile, Anne shared a great article from U.S. News & World Report on college scholarships for book lovers. She also discovered The ‘Math Blackout’ of P.S. 1, a segment featuring student reporters from an elementary school in the Bronx as they investigate a world without math. Be sure to check it out!
Remember Friendster? How about LiveJournal? Megan came across an awesome infographic this week called “The Ultimate Timeline of Social Networks, 1960-2012.” #throwback
Here at OOM, we’re exposed to lots of different “book quirks”: reading the last chapter first, dog-earring the pages, or, in my case, refusing to crack a book’s spine. But not even finishing a book?! That’s a new one. Alex found an article called “Why Finish Books?” in which a fan writes to an author saying he “hadn’t read the last fifty pages [of the author's book]… because he’d reached a point where the novel seemed satisfactorily over, for him.” Maybe I’m compulsive, but I always like to finish a book once I start it. How about you, readers? Do you finish a book once you start it, or do you move on if you’re not that into it?
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