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CLOSE READING: MAKING E-BOOKS BETTER CURRICULUM TOOLS
Our guests is John Williams, Follett Learning's Director of Digital Products.
Reading to learn has never been more important, and writing with skill and focus can open more doors than ever before. As for arithmetic, well we all know that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. But in order to move forward into a brave new world of digital learning, we cannot forget the past, and at its heart are books. Reading and gaining a deep understanding of what is read is not exactly where Facebook posts, Tweets and dramatic headlines are taking us, but the essential skills of reading are the same. And so is learning to read for deeper understanding—close reading is more important than ever to better prepare students for what they will encounter in life.
Curling up with a good book isn’t as simple as it used to be. You can take your text on an e-book, between beautiful hardcovers, or with a little author recorded audio on the side. So much industry activity influences our choices before we even open the Amazon box, enter the neighborhood store or touch the tablet screen. Reading, writing and the book business sparks cutting-edge conversation on The Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson. A push for digital sales has the literary crowd sorting through a maze of blockbuster titles, multi-media content and indie bloggers turned print authors. Industry insiders reveal how all of this impacts the African American market in general and black book sites like aalbc.com. Executive producer of the "Book Look" and I am Barack Obama author Charisse Carney-Nunes joins Marcela Landres, editorial consultant and author of the e-book How Editors Think: The Real Reason They Rejected You to weigh in on how industry changes affect their craft. Find out if the pen or key stroke, is still mightier than the almighty dollar.It’s time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
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Acclaimed author J. E. Fishman joins me this week to talk about his books including his latest series Bomb Squad NYC. Tune in, call in, or join us in the chat room.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of the world’s leading bomb squad? Author J.E. Fishman did, and he set out to learn everything possible about this elite unit of the NYPD before crafting the first-ever series of novels based on its exploits, titled “Bomb Squad NYC.”
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Author Thatcher C. Nalley joins me on the Indie Books Show this week to talk about Letters from the Looney Bin and her other books.
In the late 1970s the Emerson Rose Asylum became completely abandoned - all the patients, doctors, staff vanished and were never seen again. The events circling this mass exodus have been one of the most baffling disappearances in history...until now. For hidden deep inside a tattered asylum mattress a stack of bundled letters were found. These letters, all addressed to the pseudonym Dr. Quill, and all written by the patients as they document the final days of the Emerson Rose Asylum.
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Skeleton Trail: A Riverview Mystery:
Bethany and Roger Meadows plan for a bright future, a guest camp and pack station that will cater to horse owners and adventure campers. The campgrounds, cabins, stables, and pavilion are ready, but there are no trails for the guests to explore.
Bethany and Megan venture into the woods to mark a trail, but a frightening accident brings her face to skull with a mummified corpse. She sends Megan and Kam out to guide FBI Forensic specialist David Harrison to the location of the body. After Megan leaves, an unknown shooter attempts to keep the murder a mystery.
Agent David Harrison finds when the bullets start flying Kam leads him to an abandoned cabin where they wait out the storm and the shooter. He discovers he wants to explore their shared heritage, in private.
With the evidence they uncovered in the cabin and the corpse itself, the mystery unfolds and the connections to current day become clearer. Crimes of the distant past link to crimes of the closer past and even to crimes of the present; blackmail, extortion, arson, and murder attempts link the body and some of the current residents of Riverview. David and Kam work with Megan and Aaron to uncover connections and reveal what occurred so long ago and how it might affect people in the town today.
David and Kam grow closer with each new danger, coming to appreciate the similarities in their pasts and the differences that draw them to each other. Once all the mysteries are solved, can they find a way to become a lasting couple, or will her past interfere with their future?
The Hereafter is Now Network Presents Global Peeks W/ Brian E. Muhammad; a show dedicated to Resurrection, Restoration & Liberation. We bring voices and analysis on some of the most critical issues facing the world at home & abroad,
The Hereafter is Now is a network for Holistic conversation, healing and thinking. Visit the Network Website @ http://thehereafterisnownetwork.ning.com/
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In this SURPRISE episode, Emi talks o solo mio about the different stories gracing the headlines this week! He delves in deep Haggis talking about the defeat of the Scottish Independence Movement, the ever-declining persona and image of the NFL, as well as many updates of the Comic Book World, both in Print AND on Film! There MIGHT even be time for a surprise replay of an old interview!
True Servant Central Thursday Night Teaching with Bishop E. Earl Jenkins. Come join us as we study the Word of God and grow in His grace and love.
Tonight Jason Lawrence and David Levins are going to talk about connection, and we are going to use the classic Joseph Campbell book The Hero With a Thousand Faces, as a springboard for this discussion. We'll talk about the book's theory on the stages of the monomyth, and how this relates to every human ever born; from ancient times to the modern day. We'll talk about some of the most important stages in any Hero's Journey, some fun references to modern stories and movies, and how the information in this book is so helpful to anyone considering writing a novel or memoir.
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Wife, mother, semi-professional cat-herder, and lover of shiny things, Lexy Wolfe is the author of the highly acclaimed epic fantasy novels of The Sundered Lands Saga. After her time in the Army as a Russian linguist was cut short due to injuries, she has continued a tradition of serving as a translator, now between technical and business folks.
Lexy enjoys learning as much about everything, with a special love of all fields of science. Unfortunately, she never could decide on a single field of study to focus on. Having to set aside a childhood dream, inspired by Carl Sagan, of becoming an astronaut and traveling to other worlds, she now weaves vivid worlds and vibrant characters into intricate stories.
The Sundered Lands Saga:
The Raging One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NWRM4W
The Knowing One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00669PHDO
The Timeless One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKBX32O
The Fallen One: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JAJZBTW
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