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Bookmarks tagged with “reading”

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Shepherd - book recommendations

"We ask authors to share their favorite books around topics and themes they are passionate about and why they recommend each book. We want to create an experience like wandering around your favorite bookstore but reimagined for the online world."

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What makes writing more readable?

"An examination of translating text to make it as accessible as possible."

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Indie bookshelves

Setting up your own home for books on your site.

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Technovelgy

Lists inventions from science fiction novels

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RTL:WTF

Read the web like Right-to-Left readers do, and learn about the challenges — and how to help solve them

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Welcome to the third edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all its forms.

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How to read

"Five years ago I realized that I remembered almost nothing about most books that I read. I was reading all kinds of non-fiction - pop-psychology, pop-economics, pop-sociology, you name it - and felt like quite the polymath auto-didact. But one day, after I had finished blathering at a friend about how much I had enjoyed Thinking, Fast and Slow, they asked for a quick summary of the book’s overall thesis. I thought for a while, mumbled something about System 1 and System 2 and how I had only really read it for background knowledge, and adroitly changed the subject. As I was falling asleep that night it occurred to me that calling yourself an auto-didact doesn’t mean you actually know anything."

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Long read: What's so bad about Comic Sans, anyway?

"Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, "Comic Sans still dominates classrooms with teachers believing it is better for dyslexic students, for reading and for modelling handwriting. Jon Severs finds that those benefits are dubious and that so much else we think we know about fonts and readability - even reading itself - is highly problematic . for reading and for modelling handwriting"

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Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook

"…an experiment in close-reading in which seven women are reading the book and conducting a conversation in the margins. The project went live on Monday 10 November 2008."

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100 Great Works of Dystopian Fiction

The best dystopian novels, including 1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more.

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Stagnant and dull, can digital books ever replace print? – Craig Mod | Aeon Essays

From 2009 to 2013, every book I read, I read on a screen. And then I stopped. You could call my four years of devout screen‑reading an experiment. I felt a duty…

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Top Designers Give Us Their Summer Reading Picks

"We asked a dozen of the best designers around which books they think are worth bringing to the beach. Taken together, the recommendation form also a master class in design."

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In Defense of Links, part three: In links we trust

"Nick Carr, like the rest of the “Web rots our brains” contingent, views links as primarily subtractive and destructive. Links direct us away from where we are to somewhere else on the Web. They impede our concentration, degrade our comprehension, and erode our attention spans."

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In Defense of Links, Part Two: Money changes everything

"The Web is deep in many directions, yet it is also, undeniably, full of distractions. These distractions do not lie at the root of the Web’s nature. They’re out on its branches, where we find desperate businesses perched, struggling to eke out one more click of your mouse, one more view of their page."

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In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, hypertext and delinkification

"For 15 years, I've been doing most of my writing -- aside from my two books -- on the Web. When I do switch back to writing an article for print, I find myself feeling stymied. I can't link!"

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Cornetto screenplays

Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End

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Reading Pathways: Blake Nelson

Suggestions for where to start in on the works of Austen, Murakami, Asimov, Munro, Bray, Bradbury, Morrison, Forster, Atwood, and others.

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Interviewly - Interviews with interesting people

Interviews with interesting people, pulled from Reddit, organized, and made prettier.

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Survey: Tablet Owners Prefer Browsers to Native Apps

Among tablet owners, at least, reading on the mobile Web is preferable to using native apps, according to a recent survey from the Online Publishers Association.

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How to Build the Pixar of the iPad Age in Shreveport, Louisiana

Fascinating look at Moonbot, the studio behind The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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Readability

Bookmarklet to reduce the clutter around what you're reading on the web. Like an in-place Instapaper

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Writer In Residence

An absolutely gorgeous building designed specifically to be a writer's retreat.

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Google Lit Trips

Exploring locations in works of literature using Google Earth.

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Love Me Long Time – Jeffrey Zeldman

"If you want people to spend time reading your site, give them better content."

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Is RSS making me unable to read a layout?

Do web layouts start to look strange after spending too long in an RSS reader? I get where Denise is coming from here. RSS is just so easy to read.

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding

A librarian writes a fantastically thoughtful and well reasoned letter in response to a complaint about a book in their collection about gay marriage.

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The History of Visual Communication

"The translation of ideas, stories and concepts that are largely textual and/or word based into a visual format, i.e. visual communication." No idea when I'll find the time to read this.

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Basic concepts in science

A regularly updated list of blog entries explaining the basics of science and mathematics.

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Next-Gen Travel Search Sites Find Better Airfare Deals, Faster

Wired article highlighting a new generation of travel search sites. Unfortunately I've already booked my xmas flight, but I'll be coming back to these in the new year.

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BookMooch

Free book trade and exchange community.

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Dark Miracle

A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.

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