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Oh my god, I finally understand Twitter

Up until yesterday, I’d only really used Twitter on my computer, so I’d missed the point. Twitter isn’t like Facebook, it’s more like text-messaging. You know how sometimes you’re sitting at home and you’re kind of bored and you’re like, ehh, let me send out some text messages. Twitter is a bit like that, except […]

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How I select the next book I’m going to read

I’m sure that everyone out there has an extremely rigorous “next book” selection process. It’s really something of a necessity for modern life. You can’t just pick up whatever’s at hand, because a book cannot be consumed in a single sitting. You need a book that speaks, not merely to your current setting and mood, […]

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Three excellent books that I’ve read recently (all by women, in case that sells the blog

When you’re trying to improve an aspect of yourself, the first thing you need to do is pull it up out of the realm of habit and subject it to measurement and conscious control. But, in doing so, you tend to destroy that habit. That means that the beginning of any process of improvement tends […]

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A Taxonomy of Readers

I was thinking about yesterday’s post, and I realized that my reading habits are incredibly bourgeois. That’s not a pejorative; it’s just a description. My reading habits have a distinctly middle-class and earnest feeling to them. Which made me think, what other kinds of reading habits are there? This line of thought led to the […]

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