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Checklists. Ray Bradbury on How List-Making Can Boost Your Creativity. 127 Reasons Why We're Fascinated By Lists. We are a society of listers. Grocery lists, to-do lists, bestsellers lists, the “25 Random Things About Me” meme on Facebook that generated almost 5 million notes in one week. Mainstream magazines feature them, entire websites are devoted to them.

Even museums have begun celebrating them: the Smithsonian organized an exhibition two years ago titled, simply, “ Lists ,” which featured examples of the form by the likes of H.L. Mencken and Picasso. (The latter’s handwritten 1912 list recommended artists for inclusion in the first-ever Armory Show.) Metacritic - Movie Reviews, TV Reviews, Game Reviews, and Music Reviews. Reviews. The 50 Best Genre-Bending Books. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years

Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Books. Libri. What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Reading Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own. Catagories.

Reading Lists: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own

Books that will induce a. Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author.

Books that will induce a

Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction. 10 Trends Driving The Future Of Book Publishing - Digital Thinking. Remember those days?

10 Trends Driving The Future Of Book Publishing - Digital Thinking

Mark Coker (@markcoker), Founder of Smashwords, the world’s largest indie book distributor, gave a great talk at the excellent Edinburgh Publishing Conference on the key trends driving the future of the book publishing industry. The conference brought together a wide range of experiences from across the publishing industry under the title ‘Publishing: Evolution, Disruption & the Future’ and further posts will follow in due course. Founded in 2008, Smashwords is now the world’s largest indie book distributor, with 60,000 authors and it shares data about what book sales looks like. Mark’s wife was a former reporter for a soap opera magazine. Five Books That Are Also Labyrinths. In his classic story of spies and crossed fates, “The Garden of Forking Paths,” Jorge Luis Borges imagines a labyrinthine manuscript, “a growing, dizzying web of divergent, convergent, and parallel times.”

Five Books That Are Also Labyrinths

The fictional book of the story is unfinished, not only because its author is murdered before he can complete it, but also because its form is necessarily infinite, encompassing all timelines generated by every decision of every character: an inescapable maze. Yet the structures of some real books resemble what Borges had in mind. Not only do these novels challenge our understanding of narrative linearity, they invite us to participate in the making of the story, to play along with each reading.

And just as with a well-built maze, getting lost in each of these books can be a lot of fun. Milorad Pavić, The Dictionary of the Khazars. 25 Books That Define Cool. Let’s abandon the childish notion that reading isn’t cool.

25 Books That Define Cool

We’re grown men here and reading happens to be one of the many ways we enjoy spending a bit of our free time. Of course, sitting down with just any book doesn’t always make for a great experience. We want to read something with wit, masculinity, and a pervading sense of effortless cool. Here are 25 books that fit that description perfectly. 1. This list could easily include just about everything Papa Hemingway wrote. 2. Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War is still as important today as it was for warriors back then. 3.

Honestly, you could put just about every book from the good doctor on this list – Hell’s Angels and The Rum Diary come to mind – but if you had to pick one, you have to go with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and all its drug-fueled insanity. 4. 5. To Read. Lists made easy + social + fun! - Lists. 101 quick links. Ten Most. Top 10 Lists - Listverse. Listopia. Listal - List the stuff you love! Top Weird,Odd and Cool lists - Weirdly Odd. The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time.

Reading Lists. Print - The 75 Books Every Man Should Read. Top 10 Novels of the 2000s. A new way of choosing what to read next. The Greatest Books of All Time, as Voted by 125 Famous Authors. Tolstoy holds a 11-point lead over Shakespeare in these literary opinion polls.

The Greatest Books of All Time, as Voted by 125 Famous Authors

"Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work," Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers' success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. Top 10 Best Books For Inquiring Minds. Books We have done a number of previous book lists that have featured some very popular books. It seems, with Christmas just around the corner, that we ought to do a special list of books that are perfect as gifts for the kinds of people that frequent out site – people seeking after new knowledge and trivia. This list is books is hand picked by me for no reason other than I have either read them and enjoyed them, or they have been extremely big sellers amongst our readers.

Be sure to buy some for your friends or loved ones, or buy one for yourself for some reading over the Christmas break. Greatest Books Ever Written - Esquire's 75 Books Every Man Should Read. The 50 SF Books You Must Read. Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. A user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series that you can now download online. 1.) 2.) 3.) Sci-Fi Lists - Top 100 Sci-Fi Books.