Tag: books

  • Playing with Bookmory and StoryGraph

    Playing with Bookmory and StoryGraph

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Goodreads was independent, once upon a time, and then Amazon bought it and it became part of the Amazon universe. At that point Goodreads stopped being an interesting option because we were helping a billion dollar company rather than an indipendent project. Bookmory and storygraph are two alternative projects. Bookmory…

  • Setting Up AudioBookShelf

    Setting Up AudioBookShelf

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I have been an audible member for years at this point and in that time I have “bought” hundreds of books. I write “bought” because I payed for a Platinum account for years and got credits and got the books with those credits. Over the years I have collected more books…

  • Reading Alaska and Iberia by Michener

    Reading Alaska and Iberia by Michener

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Introduction to Iberia Between last night and this morning I began to read Iberia by Michener and the introduction is pleasant. It takes us back to a time when people trailed by coal ship to Italy, before bouncing around and dropping into Spain to pick up oranges. The scene described within…

  • Cycling From Haute-Morges To Nyon Along the Top

    Cycling From Haute-Morges To Nyon Along the Top

    Reading Time: 3 minutes Yesterday I cycled from Haute-Morges to Nyon along the top. I did this because I was curious to see what route the GPS would recommend. The natural thing to do would be to cycle downhill towards Rolle and the lake.  Trees and a meadow in a road bend The Route Instead…

  • Andrew Keen And The Scarcity of Choice

    Andrew Keen And The Scarcity of Choice

    Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently noticed that I had Andrew Keen’s The Cult of the Amateur book as an audiobook on Apple Books. I have had the book for at least a decade but have only got around to reading it recently. Over the last week I have listened to him speak about the…

  • Audible For Dummies

    Audible For Dummies

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Recently I noticed that Audible is great for dummies. To be more specific I noticed that if you are an Audible paying subscriber you have access to dozens of Audible For Dummies books available within the subscription.  They have books on goat keeping, bee keeping, ham radio and more available for…

  • Apple Reading Goals

    Apple Reading Goals

    Reading Time: 2 minutes I am confused by Apple reading goals because they measure how many days you have reached your goal, as well as how much you read for the current day, but once today is yesterday it loses all of that information. It tells you that you have a. streak but you have…

  • Bird Watching

    Bird Watching

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Sometimes when you go for a walk you spend time watching birds. In the video below you see a flock of gulls flocking around a tractor as it prepares the field for a crop. You see hundred of gulls wait for the tractor to open up the ground and then they…

  • My Kindle Reading Streak

    My Kindle Reading Streak

    Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Kindle app on my phone my longest Kindle Reading Streak was 126 days. I say “was”, because I lost it two days ago and now I am back to a one day reading streak. I hate that apps like Kindle count reading streaks as “days of reading in…

  • A Cupboard Filled With Books

    A Cupboard Filled With Books

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday I went for one of my usual one and three quarter hour walks and when I came into one village I noticed a green cupboard so I opened it and looked inside. A green cupboard – “When I think of all the books I have yet to read, I feel…