Listening to audiobooks will change your brain

/ionutzkazaku.medium.com/listen-to-audiobooks-it-will-drastically-change-your-brain-a30ad033d115 Ionutz Kazaku, Top Writer in Books & Reading. Writing articles, reading books, listening to podcasts — constantly learning. All my links: bio.link/ionutz Sep 25, 2022 Listen To Audiobooks — It Will Drastically Change Your Brain The best alternative to reading. Photo by Jukka Aalho on Unsplash Listening to audiobooks feels like cheating. You know how easy & convenient audiobooks … Continue reading Listening to audiobooks will change your brain

Amazon’s layoffs included bookselling and review team

goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-layoffs-now-include-the-bookselling-and-review-team Amazon layoffs now include the bookselling and review team November 18, 2022 By Michael Kozlowski Amazon announced a couple of days ago that they are going to layoff 11,000 people. They initially stated this would start with the devices division, which includes Alexa, Kindle and Fire tablets. The layoffs will continue into the new year, where thousands … Continue reading Amazon’s layoffs included bookselling and review team

Best audiobooks of 2022 from the NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/07/books/best-audiobooks-2022.html The Best Audiobooks of 2022 Hearing a memoir in the author’s voice can make a big difference, and not just when the author is Viola Davis. Plus: A creepy novel gets creepier in audio. Credit...Sakshi Jain By Lauren Christensen Dec. 7, 2022 As I’ve taken stock of the 400-ish hours of audiobooks I’ve listened to … Continue reading Best audiobooks of 2022 from the NY Times

Beasts can do so much more with their senses than us humans

http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-immense-world-book-review-where-beasts-have-us-beat-11655481384? ‘An Immense World’ Review: Where Beasts Have Us Beat Humans only see 1% of the colors a bird can see. What else are we missing? Closeup of an eagle owl eye.PHOTO: JONATHAN KNOWLES/GETTY IMAGES By Julie Zickefoose June 17, 2022 11:56 am ETSAVEPRINTTEXT 21 Listen to article Length(6 minutes)Queue He digs, throwing clods of forest loam … Continue reading Beasts can do so much more with their senses than us humans

If you’ve never read Colleen Hoover, start with one of these books

http://www.bookbub.com/blog/what-colleen-hoover-book-to-read-first? If You’ve Never Read Colleen Hoover, Start with One of These Books By Angela Erickson, December 21, 2022 From a social worker self-publishing her first books to topping the bestseller lists, Colleen Hoover has been on quite the journey as an author. She’s garnered stellar book reviews and been the topic of many viral TikTok videos, and … Continue reading If you’ve never read Colleen Hoover, start with one of these books

Some books are impossible to turn into movies — why let that stop you?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2023/01/03/some-books-are-impossible-turn-into-movies-why-let-that-stop-you/ Some books are impossible to turn into movies. Why let that stop you? ‘White Noise’ is the latest chapter in a long story of directors willing to grapple with books that defy adaptation. Successes are few — but worth it, they say. By Travis M. Andrews January 3, 2023 at 5:00 a.m. EST The book … Continue reading Some books are impossible to turn into movies — why let that stop you?

Switching from four legs to two made many additional changes as well for humans

http://www.wsj.com/articles/first-steps-review-standing-on-our-own-two-feet-11623881597? ‘First Steps’ Review: Standing on Our Own Two Feet When our ancestors made the switch from four legs to two, they freed up their hands—but there was an evolutionary price to pay. PHOTO: ALAMY STOCK PHOTO By David P. Barash June 16, 2021 6:13 pm ETSAVEPRINTTEXT 8 Listen to article Length(6 minutes)Queue The list is long: How … Continue reading Switching from four legs to two made many additional changes as well for humans

Book blogs still matter even with the rise of TikTok

bookriot.com/book-blogs-still-matter/ OPINION WHY BOOK BLOGS STILL MATTER IN AN AGE OF BOOKTOK Danika Ellis Nov 25, 2022 I’ve been on the bookish internet for more than 15 years, and in that time, I’ve watched platforms rise and fall. I remember talking about books on Livejournal, for Sappho’s sake. I started a book blog called the Lesbrary in 2011, because … Continue reading Book blogs still matter even with the rise of TikTok

Amazon’s smallest Kindle is the best bet

https://www.theverge.com/23409106/amazon-kindle-2022-e-reader-review-test-price-specs-features The new entry-level Kindle is the one to buy Amazon’s new Kindle shares many of the features that make the Kindle Paperwhite terrific, including a sharp screen and USB-C support, but for $40 less By SHEENA VASANI / @sheenav123 Oct 18, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn … Continue reading Amazon’s smallest Kindle is the best bet

Prince Harry narrates his own book after excellent coaching

https://www.wsj.com/articles/prince-harry-spare-book-audio-11673380158? Prince Harry Commits to Narrating His Own Story. Even the Awkward Parts. Coached by a top celebrity-audiobook director, Prince Harry rasps, rages, does dramatic asides—and takes an actorly grip of his own narrative Prince Harry’s memoir, ’Spare,’ went on sale Tuesday amid lots of leaks and media appearances. The prince narrated his own audiobook.PHOTO: MIKE … Continue reading Prince Harry narrates his own book after excellent coaching

Mother Jones’ hero of 2022 — Dwight Garner who wrote a perfect review of Jared Kushner’s book

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/12/hero-of-2022-dwight-garner-whose-evisceration-of-jared-kushners-book-is-perfection/? The review itself is below Mother Jones paean to its perfection but can be found also at: http://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/17/books/review-breaking-history-jared-kushner.html? (Surprised the article below doesn't give a cite.) Hero of 2022: Dwight Garner Whose Evisceration of Jared Kushner’s Book Is Perfection Someone had to read Kushner’s book. We’re lucky it was Garner. by MARIANNE SZEGEDY-MASZAK Washington … Continue reading Mother Jones’ hero of 2022 — Dwight Garner who wrote a perfect review of Jared Kushner’s book

Free sci-fi and fantasy books to read in January 2023

theportalist.com/free-sci-fi-fantasy-books? Free Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books to Read in January 2023 Download your new read, for free! By The Portalist Staff | Updated Jan 3, 2023 | Published Dec 1, 2022 When today’s top science fiction and fantasy authors look for inspiration, they turn to the classics. And we continue reading those same books (year after year) because they stand the test of … Continue reading Free sci-fi and fantasy books to read in January 2023