Dangerous Literature: Banned Books Week

October 1, 2007

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 … Continued

What a Find: The Literature Network

October 1, 2007

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 … Continued

Save Some Cash at Borders Through October 2

September 30, 2007

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). … Continued

Something Good for Your Inbox: Books!

September 18, 2007

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 … Continued

Say it Like You Mean It–howjsay.com

September 11, 2007

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 … Continued

Let Your Overpriced Computer Do Your Reading for You

September 10, 2007

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 … Continued