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Links tagged with “reading”

  1. Five Books | The best books on everything

    Experts recommend the five best books on different topics, sometimes very (too?) specific. Reminds me of that Septivium thing I started that never went anywhere. (via Kottke)

  2. The Bigger, Badder 2019 Book Tracking Spreadsheet

    I can’t decide if this is more or less crazy than all the work I put in to writing my own (less detailed) reading-tracking code. (via Buckslip)

  3. Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read - The Atlantic

    I read this a few days ago and it was good and explained a lot but I can’t remember much of it now.

  4. Speculating Futures

    A reading list. “Speculating Futures looks at past speculative narratives, like those of Ursula K. Le Guin, and past attempts at creating technological utopia, like Chile’s Cybersyn.”

  5. Software Engineering for Industry by softengindustry

    Mostly for the nice way of handling an online reading group - a Twitter account, a Slack channel, and a GitHub repository for documents, suggested reading, etc. (via @tomstuart)

  6. Announcing the Snarkmarket Seminar

    I love this idea. Somewhere around a book group and a collaborative course.

  7. A List Apart: Articles: A Simpler Page

    A bit about the problems of formatting long-form stuff for different screens, and then his solution, Bibiotype, an HTML/CSS/JS template, which is really gorgeous.

  8. Is Mobile Affecting When We Read? « Read It Later Blog

    Interesting graphs of when ReadItLater users read stuff online, whether on desktop, iPhone or iPad. I definitely read less on my computer now I have an iPad. (via Kottke)

  9. Flipboard | Beyond The Beyond

    Bruce Sterling on Flipboard, magazines, etc. “Why not send me [Lady Gaga’s] Flipboard? Why not sell me that? By subscription. Then it’s magazines all over again. What fun!”

  10. Incompetence, Malice and ereading

    Yes, this. So many iPad magazines are focusing on the whizziness. I’d just want the easy-to-read-ness.

  11. Walter Benjamin’s Aura: Open Bookmarks and the future eBook

    James Bridle again, saying and proposing wonderful things.

  12. Bkkeepr | Track your reading and bookmark on the go

    I either didn’t know James Bridle had done this or I’d forgotten. Bad of me either way. It’s very nice. A bit like LibraryThing, but you add/track/bookmark your reading via Twitter.

  13. Instapaper: Simon Reynolds (Phil Gyford)

    I put all those Simon Reynolds articles in a folder in Instapaper and here’s the RSS feed. (I’m on Instapaper, btw, but don’t use it a *huge* amount.)

  14. The Online Photographer: The Best Photography How-To Books

    Excellent, a short list of practical photography book recommendations by someone who knows their stuff.

  15. The best five books on everything | FiveBooks

    “Every day an eminent writer, thinker, commentator, politician, academic chooses five books on their specialist subject. From Einstein to Keynes, Iraq to the Andes, Communism to Empire. Share in the knowledge and buy the books.” Interesting. (via @suegyford)

  16. The Twitter Times: philgyford

    Similar to, things friends have linked to on Twitter. But… again, it assumes I’m more interested in the articles than what my friends say about them, the context. At least article text is inline, so quick to read.

  17. The Twitter Phil Gyford Daily ( is very interesting but… suffers from every problem I wrote about re finishability, readability, friction… I don’t want to read any of it. It also obscures the context (the tweets).

  18. On Bookmarking, Dog Ears and Marginalia |

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

  19. LRB · Keith Thomas · Diary

    About taking notes from books, keeping commonplace books, etc. Interesting to read about his laborious technique.

  20. Give Me Something To Read

    “Selections from among the most frequently bookmarked articles on Instapaper.”

  21. Readernaut

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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)

  24. “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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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)

  27. 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…

  28. 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)

  29. 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)

  30. Dejal - Narrator

    Handy Mac app for reading out stories or scripts. Can give each script character a different voice, and leave a gap for you to say your lines.

  31. One month of speed reading [Tesugen]

    Weblog post. To read later. Quickly.

  32. Tom coates passed me (2 June 2005, Interconnected)

    Matt Webb on his book collection. Great stuff. At least as interesting as Nick Hornby’s fun ‘The Polysyllabic Spree’.

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