December 8th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

This one is a little bit of a homework assignment. Look through your office and your home and find all the books that have a bookmark in them indicating you’re intending to finish that book one day. (If it’s just marking a spot you want to reference, that doesn’t count.)

My results: Home = 36, Work = 7

(I’ve been reorganizing my collection and decided to collect all the books I’m in the middle of onto a single shelf. Turns out I needed more than one.) 

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December 2nd, 2008 by Michael Sauers

"Baris clapped the Supervisor on its large, muscular back."
Doctor Who: The Doctor Trap, Simon Messingham

* Get the book nearest to you. Right now.
* Go to page 56.
* Find the 5th sentence.
* Write this sentence – either here or on your blog.
* Copy these instructions as commentary of your sentence.
* Don’t look for your favorite book or your coolest but really the nearest.

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November 20th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

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June 23rd, 2008 by Michael Sauers

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Pick a book, get the text (legally please), and create a word cloud using Wordle.

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May 9th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

I haven’t officially been tagged with this meme to my knowledge but I was inspired this morning by the combination of a quote from a book I’m reading and preparing for a Library 2.0 presentation next week. So, here’s my entry:

Limitations Suck (Meme: Passion Quilt)

Who am I tagging? Many I know have already done this but I’m sure I’ve missed a few so if you’ve already done this, my apologies:

  1. laurak
  2. mlibrarianus
  3. rgarza
  4. nirak
  5. cjburns

3 Simple Meme Rules:

  • Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
  • Title your blog post "Meme: Passion Quilt" and link back to this blog entry.
  • Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.

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January 30th, 2008 by Michael Sauers

First the prairie dog, now the… well, whatever it is, it’s dramatic.

via YesButNoButYes

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