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Writing tagged Books

  1. w/e 3 December 2017

    Mostly Larry McMurtry’s ‘Lonesome Dove’.

  2. D3.js book series dates charts

    I’ve written a thing in D3.js to draw charts that show when books in a series are set, compared with the dates on which they were published.

  3. ‘Measuring America’ by Andro Linklater

    My notes on this fascinating book about the history of mapping the continent.

  4. Buy this!

    Wondering why Amazon doesn’t have a single international page per item.

  5. Postwar by Tony Judt

    Bits of the book that jumped out at me.

  6. ‘Always Magic in the Air’ by Ken Emerson

    A review and/or notes on this book about the music that came out of New York’s Brill Building in the 1950s and 60s.

  7. Whoops! by John Lanchester

    Notes on the book about the financial crash.

  8. A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich

    A timeline of events mentioned in this lovely history book.

  9. Falling out of love

    The final volume of Samuel Pepys’ diary has been a disappointment. Not due to the content, but due to the shoddy printing.

  10. Nearly future

    Thoughts on James Bridle’s post about Network Realism.

  11. ‘Cognitive Surplus’ by Clay Shirky

    My notes from reading the book.

  12. The first life logger

    Gerolamo Cardano may have been the world’s first life logger or quantified self or whatever.

  13. ‘A Whore’s Profession’ by David Mamet

    Notes on this collection of essays. Most of the notes are about acting and directing.

  14. Paul Morley’s ‘Words and Music’

    Summary of what I liked and how it excited me.

  15. ‘True and False’ by David Mamet

    My notes on the book, in which Mamet rants against acting eduction, acting teachers, The Method… everything other than the actor getting on stage in front of an audience and delivering the author’s lines.

  16. ‘Sanford Meisner on Acting’

    Notes on Meisner’s enjoyable and inspiring book.

  17. ‘Respect for Acting’ by Uta Hagen

    Notes on the book, which has been required reading for my Foundation acting course.

  18. ‘An Actor Prepares’ by Constantin Stanislavski

    Because I’m usually immersed in web stuff, it’s interesting to read a text whose ideas…

  19. Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stanton

    I scanned a couple of biographies of Federico Garcia Lorca to look for information about Blood…

  20. Piano Notes by Charles Rosen

    Fascinating insight into the world of professional piano-playing. I think you’d get even more…

  21. Mind Hacks by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb

    Finally got round to reading it and wasn’t disappointed. Very dense with interesting nuggets.…

  22. Getting Things Done by David Allen

    Toward the end of last year I felt the need to take stock of everything I was doing (or, more…