A great list. I agree with 9 out of 10 books on this list. But Machiavelli’s THE PRINCE? For real? I can’t believe people still recommend this as behavior to emulate. No thanks.
I missed this back when it first appeared. Interesting ideas in here, most of which I agree with. I do think this one nugget is true, and also means so much more than the simple statement initially implies:
Way more people are reading ebooks on phones, while dedicated e-reader usage is falling.
I love this – Chabon, Rowling, and science books all on the same shelf.
So, I reorganised my bookshelves!
All the colors! Beautiful.
A picture of the library of the college in Cambridge I will hopefully be attending come September!
I’m a sucker for a good library photo. Awesome!
Books I read in 2014, as captured on Goodreads.
Seeing only 8 books makes me both sad and happy. It’s miles better than 2013, but it’s not yet where I want to be. It’s a start, though.
I am proud that for 2014 I managed to pull myself away from being solely focused on my professional career and spent more time doing the things that make life meaningful for me. I hope to continue this trend even more so in 2015.
FWIW, I know I had a couple more books than this in 2014. I averaged about a book a month this year, but I missed some in Goodreads, and I can’t now recall what they were.
Following Amazon’s purchase of the digital-comics marketplace, Comixology updates its Comics apps to prevent Apple and Google from taking a cut. The move makes it harder to buy comics through the app.
I’m sad for Comixology and comics on this news. People adapt and move on, as I’m sure most loyal customers will in this case. I worry about new customers, though, and what this means for the growth of comics.
One of the worst features about the Kindle app on iOS is that you can’t purchase books within the app. Kindle has the luxury of already having the brand names built for “Kindle” and “Amazon,” and acquisition already happens from web to app for Amazon. The same pattern doesn’t exist for Comixology, which has always been app first. Also, I have no idea how a new user downloading the Comics app on iOS would work out where to buy books from. There is literally no indication where to go.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success.