You might notice that I don’t link to Amazon for books. My friend Patrick has written a good explanation, but the short version is that linking to Amazon as a singular source for books is like using the G word for web search: it further ensconces the centralization of control that these companies have. Meanwhile, linking to books on IndieBound encourages folks to patronize their local booksellers. My personal favorite here in Olympia is Browsers, but Ann Margaret and I also support Orca Books Cooperative. Find yours, and start building a relationship with the folks that operate it. For books that are in the public domain, I will link to a free version such as on Standard Ebooks.
- 2020 In 2019 I read Digital Minimalism for the first time, and decided to start reading more as one category of high quality leisure and living a deeper life. 2020 has been a good year and I’m looking forward to expanding this a bit in 2021.
- 2021 I read more in 2020 than I have at any time since graduate school. Let’s keep it going in 2021!