Coming to you from the land of rainy days. At least it’s good reading weather?
My favorite finds from around the web:
• Ten reasons why bookselling is not retail. Books “are not products that serve a specific purpose and then lose their relevance. They are instead the result of a massive amount of work. They are expressions of a unique perspective. Books are a rare form of product because they can elucidate the way our world works; they can bring people together; they can change the course of history.”
• How Facebook is killing comedy. “If you run a large publishing company and you make a big piece of content that you feel proud of, you put it up on Facebook. From there, their algorithm takes over, with no transparency. It’s like if The New York Times had their own subscriber base, but you had to pay the paperboy for every article you wanted to see.”
• Gun reform: speaking truth to bulls—, practicing civility, and affecting change. This is an excerpt from Brené Brown’s latest book Braving the Wilderness.
On the blog:
Two years ago: 2o life-changing nonfiction books you can finish in a day.
Three years ago: 7 books that changed the way I live, love, and parent.
Four years ago: 40 favorite audiobooks (yours and mine).
Have a great weekend!