November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for those in the know. Here at Shmoop HQ, we keep trying to hit the 50,000-word mark, but year after year we come up short. To make ourselves feel better (and to procrastinate on the whole novel-writing thing), we came up with a list of books we're absolutely sure were not written in a month.
Last week we were lucky enough to sit down with Jeffrey Bradbury of EdTech in the Classroom. David Siminoff, founder of Shmoop University Inc., and Jeffrey, an educator and founder of the TeacherCast Educational Network, discuss Shmoop's versatility as a solution not just for students, but also a great tool for teachers. In a world where teachers are expected to do more with less, Shmoop tries to make life a little easier (to help you be able to have one) by providing online drills, courses, teaching guides, and more. Check it out.
Given that the author...
- has only ever published one book;
- has given almost no public appearances or interviews since its publication; and
- is reportedly on the verge of finally speaking about the dang thing,
There’s something to be said for the way realism forces us to take an honest look at society, but when it comes to getting our minds off of day-to-day drudgeries, nothing beats exploring a fictional world. (If you want to be fancy about it, it’s also a great way to rethink the human condition.)
Here’s a list of nine awesome imaginary planets (and other celestial bodies) that we’d visit the second the technology became available.
To keep busy during the flight, we’ve put together an official Interstellar Hyperdrive Playlist to go with the scenery. Enjoy.