Results for tag: books

Essays that became books.

One of the best ways to find good things to read is to look for the essays that were so good that they eventually became books.

An interesting list of essays that eventually became books, with links to both. I've read a few and, honestly, the essay is usually fine. Non-fiction books have a tendency to add filler in order to hit a minimum page count.

Linked on the 7th of August, 2022 Details

Redu, Belgium and the slow death of paper books.

Redu is a village in the south of Belgium that's famous for its many bookshops. As physical book sales die, the village is dying alongside them. Some locals are trying new things though.

Linked on the 12th of January, 2022 Details

Standard eBooks.

An interesting project that takes books from the public domain and cleans up formatting, typography and more. So if you're looking for some free classic reads for your eReader, it looks like a great source. I have my eye on a few.

Linked on the 28th of December, 2021 Details

Your brain doesn't work the way you think it does.

In other words, in a process that even Dr. Barrett admits “defies common sense,” you’re almost always acting on the predictions that your brain is making about what’s going to happen next, not reacting to experience as it unfolds.

It turns out our brains predict more often than they react. I just ordered the book referenced in the article to dig deeper.

Linked on the 5th of December, 2020 Details

What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

The New York Times takes a peek at background celebrity bookshelves as they get interviewed from home.

Linked on the 1st of May, 2020 Details

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real.

a Gibsonian apocalypse: the end of the world is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed.

Brilliant interview with William Gibson.

Linked on the 17th of December, 2019 Details