Mar 31, 2013 8:15 AM
The geek in us loved reading Kitty Burns Florey's book Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting ($17). We spend copious amounts of time typing away at our keyboards, but is technology solely to blame for deteriorating penmanship? Florey tackles the history of writing, from the old art of crafting writing utensils to texting shorthand on smartphones. It's a quick read, and by the time we finished, we were itching to write long, scribbled letters to our BFFs.