Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- How to survive the age of distraction (“In the age of the internet, physical paper books are a technology we need more, not less.”) (via)
- Against Reviews (“Reading a book review is like reading about a restaurant in a city you’ve never been to, and have no plans to visit.”) Note that the caption is “Interesting Reading,” not “Stuff With Which I Agree.” (via)
Blog Headlines of the Week
- The latest kerfluffle in the book blogosphere. At the risk of angering the masses, the article complained of jas more than a grain of truth about things I’ve noted before. It just uses far too broad a stroke.
- What a surprise! Top Amazon reviewers acknowledge that to maintain their high rankings and continue to receive free products, they have to “make surprisingly calculated decisions” about what they say in the reviews. (via)
- It may speed up reading but my (very) brief test run showed serious retention/comprehension issues.
- A handy literary blurb translation guide (via)
There’s no bliss in ignorance for me
O.A.R., “Road Outside Columbus,” In Between Now & Then