If I score work placement in a public library…

Funny! Can’t get that from an e-reader!

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What is “Social Reading” and why should Libraries care? – A TTW Guest Post by Allison Mennella

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http://tametheweb.com/2011/06/14/what-is-%E2%80%9Csocial-reading%E2%80%9D-and-why-should-libraries-care-a-ttw-guest-post-by-allison-mennella/

Have a look at this link, it is a long article, interesting and informative.

Comment on post about article: This is an excellent article with some solid research to support it. I would suggest two other items to consider, which I have experienced over the last few years. Virtual worlds, such as Second Life, provide social reading for many; one gentleman provides a weekly forum for writers to bring their material for reading and comment, and the experience is highly entertaining. The other suggestion is that many local coffee shops offer similar experiences. To the point of your article, I am very much a proponent of using local libraries as a social center. Unfortunately, recent economic times and the emergence of electronic access to reading materials may have cast adrift the mission of many local libraries. Thanks for your good thoughts!

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Dictionery – Dress Made With Pages – Fantastic

How gorgeous!

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Dictionery - Dress Made With Pages - Fantastic

Cute Dress Design Created Out of Old Book Pages

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/jorimoo-book-dress
If you are always looking for something good to read, then this dress is for you! Redditor jorimoo recently created this detailed garment design completely out of the pages of an old book. Rather than leaving them to collect dust on a shelf, this seems like as good a purpose as any for pages that are, in this digital world, becoming more and more obsolete.

The dress design is quite intricate, featuring several layers of ruffles in the skirt as well as in the fitted bodice. Additionally, overlapping accordion folds on the bust create a stylish fanning effect. One can only imagine that you must be very careful walking around in such a fragile outfit. Jorimoo is seen in the photos, modeling the dress at a readers and writers festival. Seems like an appropriate outfit for such a literary event!

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In Germany old phone booths are being turned into mini-libraries! One Simple Rule: “Bring a book, take a book, read a book”.

Fantastic idea!

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Apparently the concept was debuted in 2003 and although there has been some vandalism, booths still remain. I have seen pics of similar initiatives in America, and they also only suffer minor vandalism but manage to survive.  There’s hope for the human race, yet!

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From “Weird World”.

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