Apr 14, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170414

This week I've compiled some articles about the culture of consumption, ultra hardcore reading using audiobooks, a few lists of books to read this year plus more, so when it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and have a read of the following articles.  If you need more to read feel free to stay on this blog and check out my articles, click on the Start here tab to see what I have on offer.

But to kick it off have a read through the following article explaining why Christians call Good Friday good.

Why We Call the Worst Friday ‘Good’ | Desiring God

It was the single most horrible day in the history of the world... And yet we call it Good Friday.

The Art of Enough | Experience Life

Our culture has become almost fanatically centered on consumption of all types, and it’s affecting our health, happiness, and well-being.

30 Essential Crime Reads Written by Women in the Last 100 Years | Literary Hub

Undisputed Queen of Crime Agatha Christie died on this day in 1976. Crime fiction is a genre that has traditionally been dominated by men—but on the other hand, Christie is the best-selling author of all time, so that should tell you something. In honor of her life (and her prolific publishing career) I’ve picked out a few great crime novels written by women from each of the last ten decades.

Audiobook readers obsessed with multitasking are driving America's biggest new reading trend | Quartz

Audiobooks are the latest trend in book publishing. They’re part of the podcast boom, and they’re helping US publishers keep losses down as ebook sales from big-name companies continue to slump. What’s been around since the 1980s has a sleek new face, and today who’s listening, where, and why, offers a glimpse into a new reading trend sweeping the US.

Why 2017 is the year to read these 11 topical books | Penguin

There's no doubt 2017 will be a big year in books. From Adrian Mole to Dan Brown to Jane Austen, these titles chart some of the year's most significant literary moments.

Here are Six Factors Kobo Considers When Expanding Into a New Country

Kobo has expanded into international markets with utter and complete abandon over the course of the past six years. The company is now localized in 21 countries across five continents and has an e-book portfolio of over five million titles. Here are six of the factors that Kobo considers when moving into a new market, according to CEO Michael Tambyln.

Internet Trolls Have a Case of the Mondays | Mockingbird

A doozie of an article from the WSJ last week, provocatively titled, “We’re All Internet Trolls (Sometimes).” The piece highlights recent research out of Stanford and Cornell on the patterns and habits of internet trolling. Like any study of taboo topics, the research has its own missing pieces, but some of the findings are, frankly, revealing

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