Ok, so I've gotten myself into the crazy situation of needing to plan an activity for several hundred children related to a Captain Underpants themed interactive display. [more inside]
I need to read something from the new or old testament at my grandfather's funeral. I was close with him and he was a very special figure in my life. I'm not Catholic or Christian but I'd love to find something that resonates in some way about his life or has some bigger wisdom. I don't know which texts are proper for Catholic Funeral Service/Mass. I don't even know when to sit, stand or kneel... I would be grateful for suggestions from folks on some meaningful and appropriate choices. [more inside]
My wonderful partner has a 7-year-old, 2nd-grade son who is having a little trouble keeping up with his peers in the reading department. We're trying to give him some extra attention in that area so that he can catch up, and we'd like to try and foster in him a genuine interest in reading. What books (or comics, or anything) could we give him that he might like, and which would be appropriate for his reading level? [more inside]
Hi, My 10 year old girl loves to read. When she gets started, she loves it, but it's the "getting her started" that I have a problem with. [more inside]
I have a few hours waiting in an airport, i know most of the art history documents, but does anyone know any examples of brilliant long reads, in theology, music criticism, general culture and the like, that could keep me entertained, in downloadable pdfs.
I synced my Yahoo mail account with Gmail. Now Gmail displays thousands of unread messages. Most of them are useless notification messages but some may be emails that I want to keep. How can I mark them all as read? I would prefer not to go through the whole list 20 at a time.
I use iMail at work and set up to use that email on Outlook at home. I have preview off at both locations. When I use Outlook, it causes all of the messages that I had marked as "unread" as "read" when I get back to work (even if I didn't even look at it). Strangely, Outlook shows ALL unread in outlook. Long story short, Outlook shows all "unread" (which I can deal with) but iMail then shows everything as "read" when I next open it. The problem is that I mark messages as unread when I still need to address them. When this happens, I have lose all of my outstanding items. I do not want to use flags. Is there a setting in Outlook that I need to know about?
I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
Give me your most well written genre fiction! [more inside]
Hmm. You know how barcode scanners are sort of like a keyboard when connected via USB - if you scan a barcode it will just "type" that string of text into whatever you're doing just as if you'd used the keyboard? [more inside]
I don't know how to read. Or, rather, I don't know what to do to keep track of the information in difficult, complicated texts. I'm pretty sure someone tried to teach me this when I was in, say, middle school, but I certainly never picked it up. So, now I'm asking Metafilter: how does reading work? [more inside]
I like reading pen-and-paper RPG rulebooks. Can you recommend some of your favorites? Extra points for: non-Tolkein universes, a cool new spin on classes or magic, and anything that has interesting non-combat systems. [more inside]
I'm looking for a few short stories to read aloud to ESL students between 13 and 16 years old, each divisible into a few 15- to 20-minute chunks, and each engaging. [more inside]
What are some languages that are easy to learn to read/write without actually knowing the language? Obviously to an English speaker French and Spanish would be easy to read and write because we mostly use the same alphabet, so I'd like to stay away from languages that use that system. [more inside]
My kids (a boy and a girl) are now five years old, and my wife or I read to them every night before bed. I'd like to start reading larger books to them which we can stretch out throughout a week or more, by reading them a chapter a night. Please help me put together a great reading list of age-appropriate books that will capture their imaginations and inspire happy dreams. [more inside]
I have to travel very light. It's going to be a boring trip. I have an iPhone. I'm looking to read on the cheap. What are the best free books to download to my iPhone? [more inside]
DVD-R data archives from an old computer are showing up as blank disks on all the new computers I've tried them with. What can I do to get my data? [more inside]
I have a large number of .doc files (50+) that I want to browse through. Is there a faster and more efficient way to do this other than opening them up individually in Word? I'm on PC, running XP.
Is there a website that provides a quick way to keep track of books I have read? [more inside]
Book suggestions for reading to my child's grade three class. [more inside]
Please recommend me classic children's literature to read aloud to five-year-olds. [more inside]
I have never been a reader. I want to be. Recommend where I can start; online at lunchtimes at work. Bonus points for shorter stories (at first). [more inside]
Should I let my 8 year old read out loud to me for summer reading comprehension? [more inside]
Facebook has added read receipts that can't be disabled. This is a horrifying, non-negotiable dealbreaker. Technical ways to get around this without severing the only commonly used link to many of my contacts, and the link to the largest single pool of people? [more inside]
I want to be able to read Japanese. There, I said it. I know other people in the world have accomplished this feat, so it shouldn't seem so impossible. But as long as I've been at it, I feel that my progress is excruciatingly glacial, which makes me feel I must be doing it wrong. So I'm here to ask for help. I have seen the many previous questions about learning to read/speak Japanese. There are so many that I won't link to them here, though I have them open in 50 tabs as we speak, and I promise to go over them carefully once again -- but in the meantime: Is there a generally agreed upon BEST METHOD for learning to read Japanese? If time and money were not an object, what would get me where I want to be? Am I being unreasonable to expect a higher rate of forward progress? Am I just doing it wrong?? [more inside]
Book recommendations please! I need fiction about difficult or complicated relationships. [more inside]
I love the Digested Read from the Guardian. I am looking for similar sites/blogs/podcasts which provide summaries of newly published books. While I enjoy how John Crace satirizes the style and ideas of the author in his articles, I would sometimes like to read more straight-forward summaries of books. I have a preference for non-fiction, but fiction is also cool.
When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
Does Hotmail have read receipts? [more inside]
Are there any beautiful or inspiring study spaces in downtown Toronto? We're graduate students living in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto looking for somewhere to think and write. We know the cafe scene, Robarts library, and have been to the Pratt library. Are there other interesting and exciting (but still quiet) places to get some work done when we want to get out of the house?
How do you track your reading progress (not just "Books Read" progress)? [more inside]
I'm going to be participating in this event for the Brooklyn Public Library this weekend. What should I read? [more inside]
What New York City Preschools teach children reading before they get to kindergarten? I'm looking for names. Thank you!
Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
I am woefully (and willfully I guess) ignorant. What's the best way to remedy this? [more inside]
How do I read and comprehend older literature? [more inside]
What's a good way to expand one's vocabulary? [more inside]
Massachusetts Burbs Filter: I live in the Metro-west area of Massachusetts (Hopedale, Milford, Medway, Bellingham), where are the great coffee shops and places for chilling out and doing some writing or just relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book? [more inside]
I have a 14 month old that's just about to start talking. I'd like to start teaching her how to read. Problem is i don't know how. I mean i know how to read myself, but I have no idea how to teach someone, especially a non verbal toddler how to. Any tips, tricks, books, anecdotes, etc appreciated. Thanks.
How can I "test drive" a Kindle? [more inside]
Someplace to read, write, relax alone at night in NYC. [more inside]
I've recently begun work on a children's book. It is inspired by my granddaughter. I was wondering if anyone had any information on how to get a children's book published? Suggested Publishers? Also, any other information pertaining to this process, would be appreciated. ***I realize that children's books are a dime a dozen...but mine just might be spectacular ;)***
I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
What are your favorite books to read aloud to young children? [more inside]
Will be living between Joshua Tree and LA county for 3 months...how do I get a library card? [more inside]
I just pulled an older computer out of the closet to donate, and yesterday it booted up fine. Today, I get an error stating "A disk read error occured, press CTL ALT DEL to reboot." I used UBCD for Windows and I cannot see the hard drive when I boot from there either. What other avenues should I explore to try and fix the disk, or is it toast and the files unrecoverable? I am willing to open it up. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
What is a good place to study in the evening and at night along the 1 line between Penn Station and City College? [more inside]
Computer has "disk read error press ctrl + alt + delete" problem. I would like to get the data off it, and put it on a new computer. Is this something I can get fixed and then get the data off of it? Or do I need to pay out the nose for a data recovery person? [more inside]
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