Aug 15, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150815


Who would have guessed that introversion would become such a popular subject?  I have been seeing many articles about the introverted personality and have have been reading with interest as, I too, am one of those shy personalities who get energy from being alone.  The last article by Tim Challies points out we shouldn't use the generalised traits as an excuse for our overall behaviour.  Allow this research to inform you but don't let it define you or dictate your behaviour.

Whether you are introvert or extrovert, I hope you enjoy your weekend, a good book and a tasty beverage.  Today, I am enjoying a long macchiato, in my Penguin Classics 1984 mug.



  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo Will Be Published In October
  • MacDonald named first Scots Scriever
  • Sampling: How a research fiend saves money on e-books
  • Syfy Keeps Making Scifi TV Shows, Puts Frederick Pohl's Gateway in Development
  • Two Books You Must Read If You Care About the Future of Humanity in Space
  • An Introverted Christian

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo Will Be Published In October


io9 - There’s a new fantasy story from J.R.R. Tolkien set to be published later this fall: the author’s estate will be releasing The Story of Kullervo in October, one of his earliest prose works that would eventually lead him to Middle Earth.  Read more...






MacDonald named first Scots Scriever


thebookseller.com - Hamish MacDonald has been appointed as the first Scots Scriever.  The role, a two-year residency at the National Library of Scotland supported with funding from Creative Scotland, will involve producing original creative work in Scots, its variants and dialects, across any art-form, as well as raising awareness, appreciation and use of Scots across the country and amongst all parts of the population. Read more...



Sampling: How a research fiend saves money on e-books


teleread.com - New hobbies can wreck a teacher’s budget, especially if she’s a research fiend. How to afford the books that will bring me up to speed on my new interests? I’m already a constant buyer. Besides, some books in the end may turn out to be wastes of money—just duplicates of other titles, or of free information online. I want to pick up the basics, then choose carefully to deepen my knowledge. Read more...




Syfy Keeps Making Scifi TV Shows, Puts Frederick Pohl's Gateway in Development


io9.com - It’s always a good day when the Syfy channel announces its making science fiction entertainment. It’s n even better day when that entertainment is a TV adaptation of Frederick Pohl’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning scifi novel Gateway, which will be co-developed by Battlestar Galactica producer David Eick.  Read more...





gizmodo.com - Two of the most celebrated authors in science fiction, Kim Stanley Robinson and Neal Stephenson, released epic novels this summer about our future lives in space. And yet both Robinson’s Aurora and Stephenson’s Seveneves are actually about why we may never be able to leave Earth behind. Read more...









challies.com - Who would have guessed that introversion would become such a popular subject? Who would have guessed it would even carry a book to the New York Times list of bestsellers in Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking? Her book brought into the public eye a personality type that is both common and misunderstood. While I cannot agree with all she wrote, I was glad to see her open up what has become a fascinating conversation. Read more...





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