Exile Bibliophile

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teachsherlock:

SHERLOCK HOLMES TEACHING GRANT: Deadline 1 May 2014
We’re the Beacon Society, a not-for-profit BSI scion, and we offer grants up to $500 (USD/Can) to fund the development of programs that introduce young people to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective. The grants honor the memory of Jan Stauber (above), a New Jersey middle-school teacher who for ten years visited classes in the guise of Sherlock Holmes to encourage students to discover the joys of reading.
Jan Stauber Grants have been awarded to creative teachers and librarians in the USA since 2004 and Canada since 2012. Previous awardees have used Sherlock Holmes to teach English, literature, history, mathematics, deductive reasoning, forensics, and critical thinking to student in elementary through high school.
The deadline for 2014 grant applications is May 1. An application form, guidelines and other details about the Jan Stauber Grants are at http://BeaconSociety.com/. For more information about the grants, contact Allan Devitt a atdevitt@comcast.net.
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teachsherlock:

SHERLOCK HOLMES TEACHING GRANT: Deadline 1 May 2014

We’re the Beacon Society, a not-for-profit BSI scion, and we offer grants up to $500 (USD/Can) to fund the development of programs that introduce young people to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective. The grants honor the memory of Jan Stauber (above), a New Jersey middle-school teacher who for ten years visited classes in the guise of Sherlock Holmes to encourage students to discover the joys of reading.

Jan Stauber Grants have been awarded to creative teachers and librarians in the USA since 2004 and Canada since 2012. Previous awardees have used Sherlock Holmes to teach English, literature, history, mathematics, deductive reasoning, forensics, and critical thinking to student in elementary through high school.

The deadline for 2014 grant applications is May 1. An application form, guidelines and other details about the Jan Stauber Grants are at http://BeaconSociety.com/. For more information about the grants, contact Allan Devitt a atdevitt@comcast.net.

Follow us on http://www.facebook.com/TeachSherlock and Twitter teachsherlock. #Sherlock @always1895

sartorialjohnnyboy:

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally theEmpire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.
Imperial Airways was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1939, which in turn merged with the British European Airways Corporation to form British Airways.

sartorialjohnnyboy:

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally theEmpire routes to South AfricaIndia and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.

Imperial Airways was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1939, which in turn merged with the British European Airways Corporation to form British Airways.

shes-reading-again:

lexical-girl:

S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst.

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Sooo…I work for the company that published this book and finally got to see the inside of a copy last week. As someone who is involved closely in the production of books I can say that this is the most complicated masterpiece I’ve ever seen. It’s also pretty damn cool.

(via bookoisseur)

On Reading in the Dark | Alberto Manguel

bibliophilebunny:

“Maybe this is why we read,

     and why in moments of darkness we return to books:

To find words for what we already know.” 

 Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader’s Reflections on a Year of Books

One prefers, of course, on all occasions to be stainless and above reproach, but, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to have got rid of the body.

Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse. (via magpieohmy)

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realdavegreen:

If people were rain, she was drizzle and I was Dave Green