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@tezoatlipoca@mas.to
2024-03-23 22:30:43

Adapting #books where events take place over long time periods or gaps can be tough; if you stay true to the books, you don't get to leverage the same cast for multiple #seasons. No actor wants to sign on for a 2-3 episode stretch, and the audience gets confused by cast changes whenever the time jumps.
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@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-03-22 07:28:52

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of presenting to the #UKRI Science and Technology Facilities Council about #OpenAccess for #books.

Bar chart showing that 39% of the books in the OAPEN Library have been downloaded in between 10 and 30 countries, 23 % between 30 and 50 countries.
@drewmcmanus@hachyderm.io
2024-02-23 04:08:40

“The act of reading aloud may benefit the reader, too: It may improve memory, cognitive function, focus and mood.”
#Books #Reading

@UP8@mastodon.social
2024-03-23 00:45:29

📚 Percival Everett Can’t Be Pinned Down
vulture.com/article/percival-e
#books

@simon_lucy@mastodon.social
2024-02-21 08:56:57

I enjoyed most of the books I read last year but one of the most enjoyable was "Dallergut Dream Department Store" by Miye Lee.
This doesn't much surprise me, it might others.
#Books

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-22 07:05:23

Would you look at that! A beautiful edition of Watership Down. #books #AmReading

Watership Down, cloth bound edition
@Kencf618033@social.linux.pizza
2024-02-21 14:13:39

⚮⚮Amusing that #books are shipped from #Powells, Portland OR to Fife WA to Salt Lake City UT to get to Boise ID.
⚮⚮⚮Loud Year of the Dragon 2024 coffee cup is loud. I have, of course, misplaced it.

@bourgwick@heads.social
2024-03-19 04:27:10

veteran music critic robert christgau meditates on what to do with the contents of his #nyc apartment, crammed with #books & #records, & visits the similar

a room full of records
@kennysmith@mstdn.social
2024-03-20 22:17:20

Easily the best thing I’ve ever read from a fashion section of a newspaper, and an incredible obit, even if much of it is a rewrite of Martin Greenfield’s memoir, which I want to find now.
#books #NYC #Greenfield

@davidshq@hachyderm.io
2024-04-23 03:54:05

Looking for #recommendations of #books on living the #good #life, a wise life, etc. Most obvious example is probably…

@ruth_mottram@fediscience.org
2024-02-12 20:15:26

Book(s) 5(a-d) is out the door in my #booksof2024 list - it's the first four books in Ursula K. #LeGuin's #Earthsea series. And what a brilliant entry this one was. Im slightly surprised it …

@unchartedworlds@scicomm.xyz
2024-03-12 13:08:23

books :-)
Been reading a few actual books!
Latest review over at @… was of a science fiction novel by Emily Tesh, which I'm still thinking about - v good.
#books #BookReviews

@stefanlaser@social.tchncs.de
2024-04-04 05:03:52

"The Discarded interweaves stories about imaginary #books with reflections on libraries, both real and dreamt. In an age of decreasing literacy, disposable content, and banned books, what do we preserve and discard?"

@Defiance@sfba.social
2024-04-16 19:17:18

Well this looks interesting. A detailed oral history of early San Pedro punk, from '77 - '85
Detailed accounts of the early Hermosa Beach and South Bay punk scene, but mostly focused on The Minutemen.
#books #music

@UP8@mastodon.social
2024-03-20 17:17:34

reading now: Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
It took me a long time to discover Ballard as a sci-fi fan but now I am hooked. I won’t be spoiling it for you if I told you it has one of the best pretenses of any novel set in the modern world, a veritable Robinson Cruose set in a forgotten spot in the middle of London.
#books

@steve_oberg@mastodon.world
2024-02-18 01:04:49

A first edition of a favorite childhood novel. #Bookstodon #Books

Title page of a first edition of a favorite childhood book, Mrs. Mike.
@ruth_mottram@fediscience.org
2024-02-12 20:15:26

Book(s) 5(a-d) is out the door in my #booksof2024 list - it's the first four books in Ursula K. #LeGuin's #Earthsea series. And what a brilliant entry this one was. Im slightly surprised it …

@m0les@aus.social
2024-02-12 04:38:18

Cleaning out books at my dad's place: Anyone else have one of these mid-century Reader's Digest atlases? The country borders and sociopolitical details are way out of date, but I always loved how it looked.
#books

A folio sized hardback book with a deep turquoise faux-leather cover. The spine is covered in a broad, textured cream fabric. The cover has an intricate line drawing of a globe of the world embossed in gold in the top half of the cover. Along the bottom edge is the title "THE READER'S DIGEST GREAT WORLD ATLAS" in bold, squat sans-serif letters, also embossed in gold.
@adam@windbag.org
2024-04-09 03:24:55

Okay, I have to admit that maybe reading the first five books in the Hainish Cycle back-to-back was too much Le Guin.
I need something light and funny after The Dispossessed.
#Books #SciFi

@bourgwick@heads.social
2024-02-11 18:41:16

recent-ish reading/rereading. #books

stack of books
@snerkrabbledauber@mas.to
2024-03-18 21:49:59

#bookstodon #romance

A young woman and shirtless man are about to kiss.

Text reads: If you like Barbara Freethy, you'll love Jodi Bowersox books.
@Kencf618033@disabled.social
2024-02-14 03:04:26

#teal
#books
#thrifting

A teal Kenshaw swing blade, The Best Letters of Madame De Sévigné (Laurel Crowned Letters, A .C. McClurg & Co., 1911),  Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela, and a snazzy red & green, dark blue, and yellow plaid flannel shirt.
@Defiance@sfba.social
2024-04-16 19:17:18

Well this looks interesting. A detailed oral history of early San Pedro punk, from '77 - '85
Detailed accounts of the early Hermosa Beach and South Bay punk scene, but mostly focused on The Minutemen.
#books #music

@cybeardjm@masto.ai
2024-02-03 16:20:29

Book sculptures by Mike Stilkey
#Sculpture #Books

characters (here a cat on a bike and a horse standing with a black shirt and a red tie) created using the back of books
@gdchill@sueden.social
2024-04-21 15:09:12

Damals
Das Erlebnis des Jetzt
#SiriHustvedt #books #bücher #AlbertEinstein

Foto von Seite 46 des Romans damals von Siri Hustvedt
Zeichnungen von Albert Einstein aus dem Roman Damals von Dirk Hustvedt. Darunter ein Zitat von Carnap über Einstein: Das Problem des Jetzt beunruhigte Einstein ernsthaft.
@rasterweb@mastodon.social
2024-01-29 01:45:11

Yet another print! Books are pretty awesome you know…
#art #printMaking #books

A framed relief print of a book.
@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-04-20 16:34:41

It's quite common these days for National Trust properties to have a second-hand bookstore on site. But the one at Speke Hall near Liverpool has hands down the best name.
#Books #Bookstodon #SpekeHall #NationalTrust

@mlawton@mstdn.social
2024-03-12 00:48:38

I finished the audiobook of “The Traveling Cat Chronicles” and just adored it. If there was a book equivalent of a steaming hot bowl of ramen on a cold and blustery day, this is it. #bookstodon #Books

Cover of the book "The Travelling Cat Chronicles" by Hiro Arikawa, translated by Philip Gabriel, featuring a stylized illustration of a cat's face and autumn leaves on branches.
@matematico314@social.linux.pizza
2024-03-10 18:24:42

Olha a foto que meu irmão acabou de tirar e me enviar. Acho que ele morreu e foi pro Paraíso, única explicação! rs
#Books #BooksOfMastodon #Bookstodon

Foto interna da maior livraria de Oxford. Há MUITOS livros.
@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-04-18 06:56:47

Irony isn't dead ... #OpenAccess #Books

Paywalled article: Beyond open access - book publishing in a metric culture
@mikemathia@ioc.exchange
2024-04-03 23:42:41

#Books

@steve_oberg@mastodon.world
2024-02-18 01:04:49

A first edition of a favorite childhood novel. #Bookstodon #Books

Title page of a first edition of a favorite childhood book, Mrs. Mike.
@drewmcmanus@hachyderm.io
2024-03-30 15:55:56

“For me, it’s not only a great escape, it’s my self-care. I don’t go out and get manicures and pedicures and massages or anything like that. My self-care is expanding my home library and reading books.”
#Reading #Books #Bookstodon

@padraig@mastodon.ie
2024-04-05 11:36:19

Anyone order from Kennys.ie recently?
I ordered on the 22nd March and have had no updates regarding shipping.
Emailed them yesterday and no response...
#mastodaoine #books

@laimis@mstdn.social
2024-03-05 16:39:47

This popped up on readwise daily review:
#trading #books
I don't think I am there yet consistently

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-23 08:25:25

My (5 minute) presentation on #BiblioDiversity and #OpenAccess #books in #OAPEN and

@pre@boing.world
2024-03-03 17:29:57

I've been reading Ray Dailo's "Principles for dealing with the changing world order" in which he charts the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms and dynasties.
The main cycle, he reckons is:
1) Winner of a war consolidates power, unites the population (often through oppression)
2) A smart cooperative equitable educated society with meritocracy means good societal progress and wide sharing of the wealth.
3) Long period of peace, building good tech and military and financial systems.
4) Leadership corrupts: Excessive debt, money-printing, inequality, financial ruin, no sense of solidarity, then a natural disaster pushes it over the edge
5) The fall: Escalating rebellions, very bad inequality, internal conflicts
6) Civil war, revolution, eventually a strong leader proves the winner and back to 1.
We in the western civilization are very clearly in the late states of this kind of cycle, and it's frankly terrifying with the weapons we have these days when it comes to a war.
The leadership is too corrupt to try and fix the inequality or invest in that well educated, equitable, cooperative society.
He explicitly agrees with Marx and implicitly with me a lot more than I'd have expected from the rabid capitalist that Ray Dailo is.
It's interesting to hear his emphasis on inequality and how a prosperous society depends upon sharing the gains of prosperity widely. You tend to hear hyper-capitalists mostly emphasizing that capital's gains should go to capital, and Ray is certainly suggesting the opposite here. That if that happens, it corrupts the leadership and ends with cronyism and debt and revolution.
We seem to basically agree what creates good prosperous peaceful civil society, and that capitalism in the Anglican world isn't doing it, and that fucked up corrupt government is why we aren't doing it.
We'd offer fairly different prescriptions though I think.
#reading #books #economics

@rasterweb@mastodon.social
2024-01-29 01:45:11

Yet another print! Books are pretty awesome you know…
#art #printMaking #books

A framed relief print of a book.
@patuleia@metalhead.club
2024-01-30 12:57:05

Delightful gross
#books #audiobooks

@unchartedworlds@scicomm.xyz
2024-04-09 19:04:02

Excellent book-recommendation-thread alert!
#queer #SF #books

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-17 17:08:42

Currently reading#SalmanRushdie's Victory City. Not sure how much I like it, but it has had the same vibe as Marlon James' Moon witch #books. And those I love.

Salman Rushdie

Victory City

A novel
@snerkrabbledauber@mas.to
2024-03-11 00:40:23

Jump into the award winning series!
#bookstodon #promo

The four books of the Anonymous series flipping around on background of concentric circles that are being pulled into the center.

Blurb from review: "This is hands down one of my favorite authors...Read the series!"

The books are:
"Cinnamon Girl Explains it All",
"The Diamond Diva Vendettta",
"Red Rabbit on the Run",
and "Blue-Eyed Devil".

Author is Jodi Bowersox.
@Rob_Oost@mastodon.social
2024-03-05 11:38:21

'A column of fire', part thee of the Kingsbridge trilogy by Ken Follet. Took me over a year to finish all three #books. They are great historical novels. #goodread

@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-02-24 14:25:59

Damn it. Went in to town today for something completely different but made the fatal mistake of saying "let's just pop in to Waterstone's for a moment".
Now my "to read" pile of books is considerably taller.
#books #bookstodon

@Kencf618033@social.linux.pizza
2024-02-04 13:37:20

168 #books
Interesting exercise.
#LibraryThing

@padraig@mastodon.ie
2024-04-05 11:36:19

Anyone order from Kennys.ie recently?
I ordered on the 22nd March and have had no updates regarding shipping.
Emailed them yesterday and no response...
#mastodaoine #books

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-14 11:45:57

Ah yes, it's #valentinesday. Of course, as a lover of #OpenAccess for #books, I should do something about that, right?
How about this: 66 books with

@h2g2bob@mastodon.dbatley.com
2024-02-26 10:53:05

Random old xkcd comic reminds me that I should re-read the Timothy Zahn novels from the Star Wars extended universe #Books

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-17 12:21:00

#OpenAccess for #Books

@unchartedworlds@scicomm.xyz
2024-02-06 09:53:48

Noticing that Kate Manne has a new book out! "Unshrinking" is about fat politics / fatphobia. Just reserved it at the library!
#FatPolitics #books

@UP8@mastodon.social
2024-03-29 15:27:40

reading now: books about Chinese. My image sorter is showing me a lot of images with Chinese descriptions. I’ve programmed systems for CJK languages, and been an anime fan for a long time, so I had some exposure but no formal study. One day I started having flashes of understanding and thought…. Could I go from 5% to 10% comprehension quickly?
#books

@Kencf618033@disabled.social
2024-02-26 19:12:57

We’ll see how this goes...
#books
#Library
#graphicnovel

Black Hammer Omnibus, Vol. 1 by Jeff Lemire, et al, featuring a spooky levitating girl in a blue dress, a robot with a grill and a green helmet, and mysterious others, and Ada, or Ador by Vladimir Nabokov, with 3-D letters receding into the distance, the final three in  red.
@rebekka_m@fnordon.de
2024-03-26 18:40:23

Next: Part I of the Bill Hodges trilogy from Stephen King, Mr Mercedes [2014]!
I already read The Outsider without knowing that it's a spin-off from this series - so I'm very looking forward to those three Kings :)))! Aaaaaand there is a second spin-off from 2023 so lots of [probably] good books waiting for me. 🥳
#bookstodon

@PwnieFan@infosec.exchange
2024-03-24 19:20:24

Normally I like to boost books that aren’t well known. But I just finished Recursion by Blake Crouch and it’s damn good. #bookstodon
goodreads.com/book/show/420461

@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-02-04 08:25:36

OK that was surprisingly easy.
Over 200 books that I've already legally purchased, now exported from the Google Play Books ecosystem, stripped of DRM and stored forever as plain old epub books.
The only annoying thing was that each one had to be individually exported from my Google Books Library but removing the DRM was straightforward, fortunately.
Given that I'm very much a fan of physical media for music and videos I don't know how I let myself get into this in the first place, but as the bard said, I won't get fooled again.
#Google #GoogleBooks #DRM #Books

@UP8@mastodon.social
2024-02-01 19:27:18

📚 In hard times, the big booksellers squeezed out the small
metafilter.com/202309/In-hard-

@patuleia@metalhead.club
2024-02-14 14:39:15

Hey #MetalheadClub headbangers, looking for #books recommendations about #MetalMusic, preferably in #audiobooks

@ronaldsnijder@mastodon.social
2024-02-27 07:44:39

Dowdall, Niamh. 2024. ‘“My #Books Are My Relation to Society”: Transition and Transformation for the Arts and #Humanities in an #OpenAccess Future’. DBS Applied Research and Theory Journal 1:134–50.…

@losttourist@social.chatty.monster
2024-01-30 07:22:12

One of the few bits of my online life that I haven't managed to migrate away from Google is Google Books. I have 100s of purchased books in their system, and of course they're almost all DRM protected so there's no simple way to export them.
Also, if I wake up in the middle of the night it means I can read something without disturbing my other half by putting the light on!
This morning I opened up the Google Books app and... all my books have vanished!
Digging deeper I find that if I search for any specific book in the store it comes up as "already purchased" and I can re-download it, but there's no way to find all my purchases from the last 12 or so years, and I obviously can't remember them all.
I'm hoping Google fix the bug, and then I'm going to be seriously researching how to break their DRM so that I actually own the e-books I've bought.
#Google #GoogleBooks #DRM #books

@UP8@mastodon.social
2024-02-18 23:01:55

Issue 44: Is Being Well Read Actually a Thing? Part I - Zero to One
#books #reading #culture #people<…

@ferrous@neurodifferent.me
2024-01-24 14:06:18

I wrote a post for the Monotropism site about @…'s writing around #monotropism, featuring the chat we had a few weeks ago for @….
It's also got a link to the #education panel we did at ITAKOM with Elliott Spaeth, which seems to have been quietly made public recently!
#ActuallyAutistic #books
monotropism.org/2024/pete-whar

@pre@boing.world
2024-03-27 13:55:18

Read James OBrien's "How They Broke Britain" in which he names the ten people he blames most for how screwed up everything is now and dedicates a chapter to each of their various corrupt shenanigans.
A fairly brief and bitter read, the villains here are mostly indeed villainous and their corruption and malevolence is clearly described.
Have some issues with his chapter on Corbyn and the lack of any confutation of OBrien''s own bit-part role in the mass smearing of Corbyn and the Labour party during his time, but it's certainly true that Corbyn (and more importantly the reactions to him) was a big part of the whole processes that lead Britain to the terrible situation it's in now.
Felt like I already knew just how terrible all these people are but probably a good summary for anyone who's clueless and wants to understand how we broke this country.
#books #politics #ukpol #reading

@pre@boing.world
2024-01-25 13:35:52

Read "Being You" by neuroscientist Anil Seth, a book about what consciousness is and how it comes about.
A much more likely story than the previous best book I read on the subject, Dannet's Consciousness Explained.
The theory is something like brains doing Bayesian modelling and predicting, conscious actions are the brain predicting what it will itself do.
It is now the book I'd recommend for anyone asking what consciousness is and not wanting religious woo in answer.
#reading #books #consciousness #science