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  1. On Bookmarking, Dog Ears and Marginalia |

    James Bridle, and commenters, on bookmarking, taking notes, etc while reading.

  2. Dallas Clayton - An Awesome Book

    If you need a little inspiring, this is like a lovely “think something big!” pill. (via Haddock)

  3. Whole Earth Discipline

    Online, annotated version of Stewart Brand’s book. Annotations aside, seems to Instapaper quite well.

  4. Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive « alex.moskalyuk

    If a pop science book is still too in-depth, this is a nice summary of the ideas in one. (Not sure where this is via as I belatedly read it on Instapaper.)

  5. Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

    Sounds like an interesting, free, online book for those of us unlikely to learn real programming any time soon. (via Infovore)

  6. New Liberal Arts // Snarkmarket & Revelator Press

    A free PDF book on many interesting-sounding topics. No idea what the quality’s like, but it’s another PDF to never quite get round to reading. (via Kottke)

  7. Seth’s Blog: Textbook rant

    Why textbooks prescribed for college courses are a bad thing: “They are expensive … They don’t make change … They don’t sell the topic … They are incredibly impractical.” (via Preoccupations)

  8. Readernaut

    Nicely done site for not only logging your reading but keeping notes on it too.

  9. Books

    Ooh, Ben Moor has a book out, short story versions of his wonderful one man shows.

  10. How To Make Your Own Books From Wikipedia |

    Couldn’t be easier. (1) Create a Wikipedia account. (2) Add pages to your book. (3) Download a PDF or order a bound copy. Very, very good.

  11. Wikibooks

    How have I not seen this before? “Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.” Nice.

  12. Home Page | Flat World Knowledge

    Creative Commons licensed textbooks, written by “experts” and peer-reviewed, which are then free to read online (or pay for a printable version). Little available right now, but promising. (via Preoccupations)

  13. Russell Davies: meet the new schtick (2)

    Part two of a write-up of a talk Russell gave. Real-world things derived from the internet’s good stuff make me excited.

  14. Hedged down: Practical Django Projects

    For future reference if/when I have a look at this book, updated code examples. (via Blech)

  15. BookGlutton

    Read books online, annotate them and read the annotations of others. Doesn’t feel *quite* right somehow in the way it works, but close.

  16. YouVersion | A Revolutionary Online Bible Reader

    All signed-up readers can contribute notes about passages from many different versions of the Bible. Quite complex but usable interface. (via TUAW)

  17. Seth’s Blog: Advice for authors

    More advice for when you’re having a book published.

  18. Secrets of book publishing I wish I had known - Good Experience

    Nice clear description of having a book published. Even if you have a publisher, you’re on your own. (via Kottke)

  19. “Travellers Back in Time”

    I collected all the fiction mentioned in the Kottke and Marginal Revolution posts about “How would you survive if you travelled back to 1000AD?” and made them into an Amazon Listmania list.

  20. Ten Books on Investing Recommended by Warren Buffett | Business Pundit

    I love lists of books recommended by people who know what they’re talking about. (via Kottke)

  21. What is it like to write a technical book? at Xaprb

    Great write-up of what it was really like to write a big complicated book, managed by rather disorganised people. (via Simon Willison)

  22. “Revolutions and State Collapse”

    I love this Listmania list, especially the first part of it with comments. Saw it ages ago but didn’t save it at the time.

  23. “physics for beginners, and the maths that goes with it”

    Problem: How do I find time to learn stuff like this when I need to know stuff like this before I can expand time enough so I have time to learn it?

  24. CanonicalTomes

    Web Archive version of a site I’ve been trying to remember for years. It tried to create a database of “books … which define their respective domains”. Didn’t get very far.

  25. Ladybird Prints

    Nostalgia prints. Great idea, some lovely illustrations there. (via Blech)

  26. Kevin Kelly — The Technium — The Forever Book

    Not just a library of all essential knowledge about human civilisation, but it would contain instructions for how to recreate a version of itself. From 2006.

  27. Kevin Kelly — Help Wanted — The world’s best how-to?

    “What are the best how-to books, videos, software, websites that you’ve ever seen?” From 2004.

  28. How to Learn Math and Physics

    Recommendations of books to take you through the main topics of physics and maths. Oh for much, much more time.

  29. Daf Yomi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “… a daily regimen undertaken to study the Babylonian Talmud one folio (a daf consists of both sides of the page) each day.” Would take 7.5 years. (via Haddock)

  30. Automatic writing | eG weekly |

    Fascinating. Philip M Parker can generate a book automatically when someone orders it. I stumbled across one for sale on Amazon. (via Haddock)

  31. Apartment Therapy New York | AT Europe: London Close-up - The Amazing Staircase

    If we ever live somewhere that we can make a new flight of stairs in… (via Boing Boing)

  32. How to Read a Book (PDF)

    Sounds like good advice. I mostly read for pleasure at the moment, rather than for just learning stuff, but this’ll be handy one day…

  33. The Personal MBA Manifesto: Mastering Business Through Self-Education (Recommended Business Books)

    First time I’ve thought “that looks awesome” about something MBA related. (via Cool Tools)

  34. Advice for clearing literary clutter | Ask MetaFilter

    Old thread on how to reduce the number of books one owns (or why not to bother). (via 43 Folders)

  35. NUJ Freelance Fees Guide: Photography - Books - rates

    Handy guide to examples of rates for use of photography. (via Haddock)

  36. What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? | Ask MetaFilter

    I’m fascinated by the single book that summarises an entire field, and here’s a list of loads. Some are a bit too opinion-based (eg Jane Jacobs, as good as she is) rather than fact-based, but maybe I’m a pedant. (via ChrisDodo)

  37. DailyLit: Read books by email and RSS.

    Read books, bit by bit, day by day, by email or RSS and gradually read a whole book.

  38. Skoob Homepage

    Skoob Books (good second hand bookshop) is back at the Brunswick Centre at last.

  39. How to Read - Nick Hornby

    “If you don’t read the classics, or the novel that won this year’s Booker Prize, then nothing bad will happen to you; more importantly, nothing good will happen to you if you do” (via Kottke)

  40. LRB | Tom Shippey : The Most Learned Man in Europe

    Interesting summary of the history of libraries in Western Europe. (Subscribers only.)

  41. Building Scalable Web Sites: Books

    Cal has a book out! Sounds interesting and very useful.

  42. Amazon: Listmania! - View List “Revolutions and State Collapse”

    Damn, I need to find a few spare months from somewhere. These all sound fascinating.

  43. Books Search Results: Charles Tilly

    Tilly has written some interesting sounding books about social movements, revolutions, collective violence, etc.

  44. The New York Review of Books: The Coming Meltdown

    I underlined this review of two books on environmental disaster when I read it. Not sure why now, but still.

  45. Slashdot | DHTML Utopia

    Review of a book on “Modern web design using JavaScript and DOM”. Ajax and stuff. Sounds good.

  46. I was never any good at sports… | Ask MetaFilter

    Recommended sprawling post-modern novels, for if I ever finish the ones currently on my shelf. (via Chris, not Tom Carden (my feeds are all a blur))

  47. Experimental Travel - Lonely Planet Online

    Interesting guide to going on holiday differently. (via Nick, who describes it as “Psychogeography and Related Bobbins for Beginners”)

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