Thursday, November 15, 2018

Instagram & Book Covers



A French bookstore invites its Instagram followers to judge books by their covers. Visit Colossal to see more.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Novel Writing Workshop Series

November is National Novel Writing Month. Shoreline Community College has FREE Wednesday workshops to support your writing. (Parking is free during this time!) Bring a laptop or paper/pencil to get the most out of these sessions! more info

Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm
Outlines, Mindmaps and More
Novel Planning
Shoreline Community College Library: Room 4202
Outlining isn't just something you do to plan ahead of time; it can be a great way to keep you focused as you work as well. Find out what to do when your novel doesn't follow the outline you've planned. Come to this workshop to gain momentum, get organized, or accumulate ideas!

Nov 14 @ 4:30 pm 
Whisper, Blurt, Declare, Insist
Writing Dialogue Well
Shoreline Community College Library: Room 4202 
Getting characters to talk to each other can reveal so much about your plot and your novel. Dialogue is a great way to move things along and force your characters to talk through plot problems. This is the perfect session for writers who are losing steam and need a boost!

Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm
Moving Forward (By Moving Backward) 
Shoreline Community College Library: Room 4202 
Taking a look at the beginning of your novel can give you hints at what you need to do for your ending. Reflection and awareness are valuable tools to writers and can give you that pensive moment you need to move forward. Previous scenes may have unrealized details or characters just under the surface. Come to this session to get the most out what you’ve already written.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The best-loved novels in The Great American Read.

To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s #1 best-loved novel in The Great American Read.
THE GREAT AMERICAN READ was an eight-part PBS series that explored and celebrated the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey)*. It investigated how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. PBS

Watch these episodes for novels grouped by themes

Who Am I?


Heroes


Villains and Monsters

What We Do 
For Love

Other Worlds


How do the books we love answer the question “Who am I?” We explore first-person narratives and other ways authors tell stories of characters on personal journeys. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero. How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? We examine the evil characters in our favorite novels, to find out why we go to the dark side. How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, we take a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives. From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world?  We examine how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sans Forgetica is more difficult to read than most typefaces – and that’s by design.

When a piece of information is too easily and cleanly read, it can fail to engage our brains in the kind of deeper cognitive processing necessary for effective retention and recall.

Sans Forgetica is an attempt to address this somewhat ironic flaw of design. By disrupting the flow of individual letterforms, readers are subtly prompted to increase their focus on the text being communicated. Multiple tests undertaken by RMIT’s Behavioural Business Lab have confirmed that the effect of this is to increase memory retention of the text in question. Download the font & remember more.

Monday, October 8, 2018

We Have a Winner!

For a dime you can purchase a pencil from our low tech vending box in the library. If you are lucky and receive a gold pencil — you get a free print card.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are more than books.

Many Shorecrest hands worked on this jigsaw puzzle. These three finished it up! And now a new one is started. Stop by and enjoy being puzzled.
Here's a gift idea for the supercharged puzzle lover — Clemens Habitat's "1000 Changing Colors" puzzle in which each individual tile has two distinct color states. The constantly shifting colors effectively confuse the identity of each tile, each piece reveals and hides itself constantly until locked into place.