Oct 2, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 151002


It's almost the weekend, and a long weekend at that for most Australians.  So here are some articles that you can read beforehand in order to maximise your time off.  Remember to enjoy them with your favourite beverage.  During my time off I've been enjoying many cups of my favourite tea, Twinings Australian Afternoon Tea. I was so happy when this limited release blend was added to the Twinings range.  You can find out the secrets behind it here at an old friend's* blog, he is Australia's Most Trusted Tea Reviewer, Joel's Blog #1



  • People are Not Reading the e-Books they Buy Anymore
  • How Making Time for Books Made Me Feel Less Busy
  • The Pieces We Allow Into Our Lives
  • If You Don’t Keep Your Feet: How the Journey Changes You
  • Media Often Mistakes Trade Publishing Stats for Market Stats, Foresees the Decline of eBooks



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How Making Time for Books Made Me Feel Less Busy


hbr.org - Six months ago, I found myself drowning in a flood of easy information. The internet—and all the lovely things on it, things like Wikipedia, Twitter, podcasts, the New Yorker, email, TED Talks, Facebook, Youtube, Buzzfeed occasionally, and yes, even the Harvard Business Review—provide unlimited sources of delight at the touch of a finger. Read more...



The Pieces We Allow Into Our Lives


becomingminimalist.com - Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, we fail to recognize the little moments, that truly give life its magic.  Read more...




If You Don’t Keep Your Feet: How the Journey Changes You


tor.com - You can’t go home again. It’s a phrase with many meanings, often referring to change as life’s only constant. Sure, you can return to the place you once called home, but it won’t be the same as when you left it. But perhaps the more profound meaning of that saying is wrapped up in the person it pertains to; you are the one who is different.  Read more... 




People are Not Reading the e-Books they Buy Anymore


goodereader.com - Are people reading the e-books they purchase from companies such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Kobo? There is growing research data that is supporting the notion that people are not reading the digital titles they buy online and for the most part, they are never even opened. Read more...




Media Often Mistakes Trade Publishing Stats for Market Stats, Foresees the Decline of eBooks


the-digital-reader.com - It's that time of year again. Starting with Nicholas Carr in 2013, it has become a biannual tradition for someone in the media to proclaim that print isn't dead, and that ebooks are declining. Read more... 



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* Well, we know each other through through old friends, and we've spoken face-to-face on several occasions, but an old friend sounds much better than... I know a guy who likes tea and politics.