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Book reviews

I’ve been working on a better personal documentation system, and this includes (among other things) notes on the books I’ve read and how I liked them. I’ve realized how useful notes can be when you’re trying to remember the title of that book you read about a ghost watching his old friends, or which of [...]

Audio books: pros, cons, links, and tips

I first tried out audio books last year, when I realized I wasn’t reading much anymore—not because I had lost my taste for it, but because I spent a lot of time working on the computer. My eyes were strained when evening came, and I preferred to give them a break rather than use them [...]


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