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Computer History सुनने में बेशक अजीब लगे पर एक समय ऐसा था जब बहुत लोगों ने कम्प्यूटर का नाम ही नही सुना था . उन्हें लेख के माध्यम से बताना पडता था कि कम्प्यूटर क्या होता है… दैनिक नवज्योति, जयपुर से प्रकाशित बच्चों के लिए लेख Computer HistoryAdd a Comment
It may be late in the day, but I'm participating in Wordless Wednesday from Comedy Plus.
Wordless Wednesday is "a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words."
The Guilty by David Baldacci leads the iBooks Bestsellers list this week.
We have the entire list for you after the jump.
iBooks US Bestseller List- Paid Books Week 11/22/15
|1.||The Guilty by David Baldacci – 9781455586417 – (Grand Central Publishing)|
|2.||Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich – 9780345542984 – (Random House Publishing Group)|
|3.||The Crossing by Michael Connelly – 9780316225892 – (Little, Brown and Company)|
|4.||Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham – 9780385539449 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)|
|5.||One with You by Sylvia Day – 9781250109316 – (Macmillan)|
|6.||See Me by Nicholas Sparks – 9781455520596 – (Grand Central Publishing)|
|7.||The Pharaoh’s Secret by Clive Cussler & Graham Brown – 9780698191266 – (Penguin Publishing Group)|
|8.||Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah – 9780345486356 – (Random House Publishing Group)|
|9.||Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade – 9780062338310 – (William Morrow Paperbacks)|
|10.||Monster Prick by Kendall Ryan – No ISBN Available – (Kendall Ryan)|
|11.||The Martian by Andy Weir – 9780804139038 – (CrownArchetype)|
|12.||Troublemaker by Leah Remini & Rebecca Paley – 9781101886977 – (Random House Publishing Group)|
|13.||The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende – 9781501117008 – (Atria Books)|
|14.||The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395 – (Penguin Publishing Group)|
|15.||The Survivor by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn – 9781476783475 – (AtriaEmily Bestler Books)|
|16.||All Dressed in White by Alafair Burke & Mary Higgins Clark – 9781501108570 – (Simon & Schuster)|
|17.||Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – 9781455525935 – (Grand Central Publishing)|
|18.||Hustle by Ashley Claudy – No ISBN Available – (Ashley Claudy)|
|19.||The Promise by Robert Crais – 9780698146280 – (Penguin Publishing Group)|
|20.||The Grownup by Gillian Flynn – 9780804188982 – (CrownArchetype)|
Sometimes you get a big idea. And sometimes you get to make that idea a reality. This year my department was given funds to create big family programming, and I got the chance to build my idea: a giant cardboard maze that would encourage caregiver-child interaction and create a memorable library experience for customers of all ages.
A families-only Harry Potter-themed after-hours party kicked off the maze, which measured 75’ long, 15’ wide, and 6’ tall, and sat smack-dab in the middle of the main hall of Denver Public Library’s Central Library. Customers lined up out the door to wait for their turn to explore the maze. A staff member at the maze entrance spaced out families in two minute intervals to avoid traffic jams. We also hid the four Hogwarts house crests inside the maze. Kids were given maze passports, and when they found a crest there was a staff member dressed as a Harry Potter character waiting to stamp their passport. This allowed us to have staff in the maze in case of emergency.
Other party activities included pin the sock on Dobby, magic wand decorating, and, of course, tasty themed snacks. Having a theme for the maze wasn’t necessary, but it did make the event easier to promote. Plus, it meant lots of kids came dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character.
After the party we left the maze up in our main hall for a week so customers of all ages could explore the maze. In addition to walking through the maze, customers could look down from the 2nd and 3rd floors to plan their route or watch others go through the maze.
I’d seen pictures of cardboard mazes online (thanks, Pinterest!), but I couldn’t find anything tall enough for adults. My goal was to create something that children and their caregivers could explore together. I wasn’t able to find any instructions online, so I decided to figure it out on my own. This process included lots of brainstorming and several mini-maze mock-ups. Here’s a list of things to consider, based on my experience.
Planning and Paperwork. Make sure your plans are written down so others can understand them. This is the kind of project that requires teamwork and delegation, so it’s important that your paperwork is detailed and clear. Here’s a copy of the maze layout.
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Yes, this maze took a ton of planning and staff labor, but it was worth it. From a numbers point of view, it was gratifying to have 300+ people come to the after-hours party. But it was even more satisfying to see the smiles, hear the laughter, and watch our customers find joy in exploring the maze. The maze was also an entry point for staff-customer interaction and encouraged customers to visit our 2nd and 3rd floors to look down on the maze. In short, it was an unforgettable library experience!
Our guest blogger today is Amy Seto Forrester. Amy is a children’s librarian at the Denver Public Library and has her MLS from Texas Woman’s University. She is always on the look out for creative ways to incorporate the arts into children’s services and programming to extend books beyond the page. Check out Amy’s blogs: http://picturebookaday.
Please note that as a guest post, the views expressed here do not represent the official position of ALA or ALSC.
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चलो स्कीम बनाए ये व्यंग्य दैनिक भास्कर में प्रकाशित हुआ. बाजार में त्योहार आते नही कि स्कीमें शुरु हो जाती है. फलां के साथ फलां फ्री आदि अब शापिंग की शौकीन महिलाओ को स्कीम के तहत कुछ भी फ्री का मिले तो खुश होना स्वाभाविक ही है पर स्कीम का अंत होता क्या है बेशक […]Add a Comment
Summary: I share some of my process creating a faux Rolling Stone magazine cover of the Ramones. Giclee prints of the image are also made available! One of the assignments for my MFA program is that we are asked to create an illustration by look back into illustration history and finding an artist whom we admire, then we […]
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A veteran of Hollywood companies like Disney and Nickelodeon, Peilin Chou is the new exec heading up Oriental DreamWorks’ big plans for the future.
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On behalf of the co-author team, I’d like to thank you for your dedication to the writers you teach. As the eight of us know, the work of a teacher of writers is… Continue readingAdd a Comment
When you create a language for your fantasy novel, you want it to sound as if it were real.
If you liked A Snicker of Magic, then you’ll love this “spindiddly” story featuring Jonah Pickett (a.k.a. the Beedle). If you haven’t read A Snicker of Magic, then you’ll still love this sweet, heartwarming story.
Start reading “Becoming the Beedle.”
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the sale is still on until Monday, but I spoke with the people from Gallerie earlier today (hurray, my Japanese is getting better!) and apparently they've decided to take down the fuckin' signs.
They also apologized for any offense taken over their hilariously offensive sign.Why apologize? Those signs brightened the days of countless miserable office workers here in the states.
My NaNoWriMo ends today.1 The following is what I thought of the NaNo experience, which let’s be honest, is not aimed at someone like me, who’s already a professional writer with multiple novels already published for whom writing is my job. So take it with a massive grain of salt.
Obviously, for me the NaNoWriMo word count goal is too high. It’s been at least a decade since I averaged anything like 1,667 words a day. So I went in with the lower goal of 10k words for the month in mind. I passed that goal on Day 12.
I enjoyed watching the word counts of my “writing buddies” going up. There definitely was an increased sense of camaraderie. I am not in this alone! Look at all these other people striving to finish their novels! Look at their bar graphs going up! I would love to have a stats page like the NaNo one for all my novels. I loved that bar graph.
But . . . by the second week the 1,667 words a day expectation was starting to get to me and the ever-increasing words per day in order to finish on time was really freaking me out. The line on the bar graph shows you every day where you’re supposed to be and I was never even close. I only hit 1,667 twice. I was starting to feel like a failure for not hitting 1,667 words a day and falling into the bad habit of typing in order to hit the word count, rather than choosing the right words. I was starting to hate that bar graph.
On day 16 I had a stern talk with myself: Are you a writer, Justine, or are you a typist?
I spent that day reading everything I’d written of this new novel, rearranging and deleting loads of it. It was my best writing day of the month. Not because it was a 1k day but because I was really happy with those words. I’d started to figure out what the novel’s about and where it’s going. I was beaming.
From that day on I went back to my usual practice of starting each writing day by reading over what I wrote the day before, editing it, and only then writing new words. I was back in the rhythm of my novel and feeling happy. I wasn’t thinking about word counts, I was thinking about the novel.
NaNo didn’t work for me because I struggled to get that massive word count goal out of my head. Yes, I wrote more, but much of that excess of words was more typing than writing.
I would have loved NaNoWriMo back when I was a teen writing obsessively and feeling like I was the only one on the planet who was trying to write novels. It would have given me a structure and a community. I would have been in heaven. And, wow, would I have blitzed that measly 1,667 words a day goal. Those were the days when I could write a 5k story in a day without breaking a sweat.4
Also back then I had no clue about rewriting. I thought you were supposed to produce perfection in your first draft. NaNo dedicating January and February to Now What? would have clued me into the whole rewriting thing much much sooner. How lucky you all are!
I won’t be doing NaNo again. I’m too competitive. I really wanted to hit that word count goal even though it would have played havoc with my RSI. Despite my self-pep talk I’m still annoyed I didn’t come close to 50k. But I’m really glad I tried it. I’ve been recommending NaNo for years without actually knowing how it worked. It really is a pretty sweet and easy to use interface.
It’s proven itself over and over again to be just the thing for new writers who keep getting in their own way. Finally, someone is giving them permission to just write! And they do.
It also had the lovely side effect of getting me to check in more frequently with my writer friends on where they are with the latest. Knowing that you’re not alone with your novel, that there other people sweating over theirs, is reassuring. We humans are social creatures. We mostly prefer to suffer together.
The following are some little tweaks I’d love to see on the NaNo pages:
I would love it if you could edit your stats page to put your own word count goal in. Mine would have been 300. It would have made that line on the bar graph far less intimidating.
More writing achievement badges! At the very least one for ever 5k increment would be lovely. The jump from the 10k badge to the 25k badge and then from the 25k one to the 40k one is too steep. More rewards = more better!
I’d also love it if the word counts continued to be visible even after people hit their 50k goal. So instead of just seeing that those writing buddies are WINNERS! you can see that they’ve continued writing. It would be a good reminder that hitting 50k is not the end goal—finishing a novel is. (For those who didn’t know 50k is a very short novel. Most are at least 60k. Razorhurst was 90k. It’s not a long novel.)
TL;DR: NaNo’s fab but didn’t work for me. However, my younger self would’ve loved it.
What sources of light do you recall from your favorite books? The team at solarcentre has created an infographic to showcase “Memorable Lights From Literature.”
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Two poems for my readers . . . and wishes for a joyful Thanksgiving.
We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at my house tomorrow. It will just be Bookman and me. Since we’ve been vegan for over twenty years, we have created our own traditional Thanksgiving feast that does not center around turkey and stuffing and gravy. We make vegan enchiladas filled with tofu and vegetables and vegan cheese that we make from almond butter and other ingredients. On the side is brown rice and beans and tortilla chips.
We used to make these enchiladas several times a year but as they became our Thanksgiving feast we gradually stopped eating them at other times. Now it is a rarity to make them except at Thanksgiving. Because of this they have become something extra-special and we both start talking about them in anticipation as soon as the calendar turns to November.
We also have homemade pumpkin pie. The pumpkin was grown in our garden, adding an extra layer of satisfaction. Pumpkin pie is my most favoritest kind of pie. We used to buy graham cracker crusts but a few yeas ago Bookman learned how to make his own traditional pie crust and elevated our pie to even higher deliciousness.
While Thanksgiving is a great day for food, what makes it most special is sharing it with Bookman. Because it is just the two of us, it is a quiet, leisurely day. I keep him company while he is in the kitchen, read him poetry or silly magazine articles or just chat about this and that. It is one of the few days in the entire year that we give ourselves permission to not worry about chores or projects or errands, things that need to be done. Time is so often short and attention divided, to be able to give these things to the person I love most and also receive them in return fills my heart with joy and gratitude. That’s what Thanksgiving is about to me. It reminds me of how blessed I am and how much I truly have to be thankful for.
Allow me to spill some thankfulness on all of you. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, thanks for adding to my reading piles and lists, thanks for making this little part of the internet a fun and happy place, and thanks for your friendship and always being such kind and generous people. Whether or not you are celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, I hope your day is filled with love and gratitude and joy.
कहानी सिमटते दायरे बहुत साल पहले लिखी कहानी है इसमे चित्रण है साधारण परिवार के मेधावी बच्चे का . जो कक्षा की परीक्षा में तो हमेशा अव्वल आता है पर जिंदगी की परीक्षा मे बहुत पीछे रह जाता है. कहानीAdd a Comment
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This week, Texas Book Festival is hiring a literary director, while Taylor & Francis needs an editor. Parallax Press is seeking a publicist, and Cambridge University Press is on the hunt for a marketing assistant. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.
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