Goodreads Feature Request: Mentioned books

I am reading Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. As the authors wrote about experts, the mentioned the books of them. It would be nice to have these books noted on the page with the Want To Read button. It looks like the Kindle app does this. Well, technically, they have a buy other books… Continue reading Goodreads Feature Request: Mentioned books

How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule

Some people identify me as a reader. Fifty books a year sounds way beyond them. Even ten books a year can seem unattainable. Lifehacker’s How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule and Actually Finish the Books You Want to Read is an okay start. Its suggestions: Schedule a Daily Reading Time Organize or Join a Book… Continue reading How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule

Library Netflix Model

I tend to buy books. As Heather pointed out on Flickr, I could save lots of money by checking books out from the library. I don’t for one big reason. I am lazy. Most of my purchases fall within a sweet spot of wanting to read more about something because I heard about it on… Continue reading Library Netflix Model

The Digital Switch

The Long Tail claims consumers, given more options, will reflect their widely varied interests. Physical stores cannot fill all of the demand, so bytes stored on disk are the fastest, cheapest method for getting stuff to consumers. We see a mostly example of this shift in the shift to digital music. Vinyl records were the… Continue reading The Digital Switch