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Book spines restrict the knowledge of pages

Harvard is cutting spines off books to digitize them (per an article from goodreader.com). Your first reaction might be, ‘OH NO! NOT THE SPINES! OUR BELOVED BOOKS!” But hey, if the spines of books prevent information from being shared, then so be it. Cut off the spines. What is the function of book spine? To […]

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Goodreads almost doubled in size for the second year in a row

Goodreads signups double for two years straight

(Read the rest of the infographic at goodreads.com) Merge social media with books and you get the fantastic site Goodreads.com. If you love books and you aren’t on goodreads yet, what are you waiting for? With 25 million members, Goodreads is THE place online to discover and review books. Every day I love reading my […]

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Illustration of list threads & interdisciplinary fabric

2014 will be the year of interdisciplinary

2013 was the year of lists. Will 2014 continue the heavy use of lists? Yes, 2014 will bring more lists. Specifically for the masses, there will be more lists in 2014. However, for the more attuned reader, lists will become less popular. Perhaps instead we will see more interdisciplinary articles. Topics that merge various fields […]

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book cover of "How to write short"

Not short enough for a kindle preview

It’s ironic that the introduction in the book “How to Write Short” is too long. The table of contents is not viewable in the Amazon preview, because the introduction goes beyond the word limit. Regardless, I love Roy Peter Clark’s “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer.” In my quest to become a better […]

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