Reader View · 8 min read · From 2020 · An analysis of 2,000 books and how body parts are described, by gender. · Shared by 376, including l. ones, Cameron Yick, Martina Pugliese, Fabricio Teixeira, Gisele Navarro, Stephanie A Kowalski, Stef Walter, Birgit Schefer, Esther Schindler, Erich Schwarz, Gregor B. Rosenauer, Matt Daniels, luis antónio santos, hakan, Lara Burriesci
Reader View · 4 min read · 2021-01-31 · “Books read us back to ourselves… The escape into another story reminds us that we too are another story. Not caught, not confined, not predestined.” · Shared by 90, including Jennifer Ouellette, Charles Duhigg, Stephanie A Kowalski
Reader View · ~13 min read · From 2020 · How to efficiently get what you need out of reading, multiple books at a time · Shared by 1589, including Matthias Kahr, Evan (he/him), Pouya, Niklaus Gerber, Esther Schindler, Neil Hart 💙, Matthias Wiencke, Ed Sim, Carl Morris, Phillip Murphy, Jonathan Kogan, Philipp Laurim, Josep M. Ganyet, Tarik ESSAADI, Michael Carroll, Dennis Schvejda, Stephanie A Kowalski, Umar Tedman, Jacob Jarnvall
when I’m reading a non-fiction book, I focus on locating and removing the most valuable pieces of information from it quickly as possible
Reader View · ~13 min read · 2021-02-24 · If you’re here, you’re probably pretty well read. Congratulations you! Still, it’s one thing to read a great book, but quite another to retain it. Especially considering most of u… · Shared by 203, including Envoy Darius, Kevin Roberts, Larry Ferlazzo, Marie-José Kolly, Esther Schindler, Stephanie A Kowalski
Reader View · 5 min read · 2021-04-22 · I love a good aside. I live for literary intrusion. I want comments on my comments, discursive thinking, footnotes. I want to be distracted, taken off course for a while before being firmly set bac… · Shared by 196, including Carly, Mariella Petrigni 🌍 Translator, Liv 😷
The arresting off-handedness, the cadence, the sonic double-mirroring—pic/nic and light/ning—the simplicity. Chef’s kiss, as the kids may or may not still say.
Reader View · 2 min read · Jun 5th · The antidote to overconfidence is our relationship with knowledge. The antilibrary is the solution according to Nassim Taleb. · Shared by 1080, including Stephanie A Kowalski, Josep M. Ganyet, Stefan Diepolder, Ines Bieler, Matthew Turland
we underestimate the value of what we don’t know and overvalue what we do know, we fundamentally misunderstand the likelihood of surprises.
Reader View · 7 min read · Feb 16th · The history of American literature is the history of the nation’s libraries. These have changed over time, from mere depositories of books meant for circulation where patrons, driven by taste and c… · Shared by 101
Reader View · ~15 min read · 2021-06-05 · From missing lighthouse keepers to the healing power of trees ... 50 new fiction and nonfiction books to enjoy. Plus recent paperbacks to pack and the best children’s stories · Shared by 432, including Carly, Lynn Cherny, Katja Evertz, Tim Harford, Ahiesh PVS