Sep 15, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170915


When it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.

Keep an eye out on Sunday for a new video from me about Timothy Zahn.

Conquers Saga | #6 Treasures from the Bookshelf

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Oddly enough, the answer is yes!

The Field Study Handbook is no ordinary reference manual. Its tagline is “Travel anywhere, make sense of the world, and make a difference.” This seems to tease the book (and Chipchase himself) as a kind of talking cure for the FOMO-fueled ennui that plagues a certain breed of professional: the “creative” who shares Chipchase’s self-described luck at “hav[ing] turned curiosity into a career,” yet not-so-secretly envies the fact that his version seems to prioritize international adventuring over refreshing one’s Twitter feed

People started paying attention to to the e-reader industry in 2007 when Amazon released the Kindle. The industry exploded in the ensuing years and many other companies started to make their own models, with varying degrees of success. There are a few different companies that have been at the forefront of the e-reading revolution and today we are going to look at some of the most pivotal moments in history.

Right now, plenty of people have dystopia on the brain. That might come from popular culture: the first season of the critically acclaimed television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale recently concluded; a theatrical adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 just opened on Broadway. It’s also a logical response to what appears to be an increase in authoritarian governments and totalitarian practices across the globe.

Well... I guess I could say I'm almost there.



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