New Wheelock’s Group on the LatinStudy List

There’s been discussion lately of starting a new Wheelock’s group on the LatinStudy List. A start date hasn’t yet been announced. Initially, I was thinking how I’d love to participate in that, but there’s just no time. But I just want to make the time. So I dug out the old books over the weekend […]

Yeah, I Needed Another Project!

World Literature Map

I took on this project because, well, you can never have enough of them, right?! Goodness! I still love it — I’m not giving up as I’ve been a bookworm since I learned to read.

Came across this literature map of the world today and just had to share it. It […]

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

What a great week! First, I heard from Professor Grote. And today, Jim Tirey, the brains behind Textkit!!

You always hope when you find that things have not changed for the better that there’s a happy reason. What a relief to know that’s true in this case. Not only that, but Jim was able […]

BookLikes

I’d like to be able to comment on my experience with BookLikes, but I can’t “get in” and, apparently, I’m not the only one. Better be paying attention when that verification code comes in. I obviously wasn’t! 🙂

It’s not unusual for sites to “move on” — Goodreads was sold to Amazon.com, and Shelfari, as […]

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

Neil Pasricha’s article in the Harvard Business Review has eight great suggestions on time management and organization:

Centralize reading in your home, Make a public commitment, Find a few trusted lists, Change your mindset about quitting, Channel your reading dollars, Triple your churn rate, Read physical books, and Reapply the 10,000 steps rule.

The […]

Textkit

When you hit the home page at Textkit.com it looks pretty sad. The site is obviously broken, the image and CSS files having been stored and linked from a rackspacecloud.com account which seems to have expired. The Facebook page is also pretty much dead. But if you go to the forums you’ll see that […]