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It’s that time of year again when nerds like me can feel subversive. That’s right, welcome to the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, celebrating the freedom to read. If you ever wanted to get kids hooked on reading, you’ve got till October 6 to convince them that reading is a form of sticking it […]

Whenever I get to the end of a book, I’m always a little let down. No novel I’ve yet to read has what I really need in its final pages. What is that, you ask, the meaning of life or something? No, I just would really like to have an index. I spent many a […]

Borders and their red-headed stepchild, Waldenbooks, will give educators 25% off from September 26 through October 2. We realize this info probably would’ve been more helpful a couple days ago (especially on Friday, when they were giving away free food). Still, you can save a few bucks before Wednesday. This sale applies to both current […]

Tired of getting nothing in your email but forwards of jokes your uncle sent or one of those no-longer hilarious LOL-cat pictures? Want to read something useful in your emails for a change? Sure you do, and what better email than some classic literature? DailyLit is quite possibly one of the easiest ways to cram […]

Quetzalcoatl. Rhinopharyngitis. Mnemosyne. If you tried to say these out loud you’d either have an aneurism or accidentally open a portal to the underworld. Fortunately, there’s a safe way to speak difficult words thanks to howjsay.com. Howjsay.com (as in, “How do you say…”) is a free online pronunciation dictionary. Just type in a word and […]

Why read when you can be read to? You’ll think Stephen Hawking is your personal assistant when you download ReadPlease, a free program that reads text on your computer to you in a (somewhat) realistic human voice. A text-to-speech reader can be invaluable to you and your students. Struggling readers can follow along as ReadPlease […]