I love Book Riot Quarterly Day! Once a quarter, I get a lovely package full of bookish goodness. There is at least one book and a few other bookish goodies. It is like Christmas for book nerds!
Here is what I got this time:
In the not so distant future, the forecasted “death of print” has become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers and magazines are a thing of the past, as we spend our time glued to handheld devices called Memes that not only keep us in constant communication, but have become so intuitive as to hail us cabs before we leave our offices, order take out at the first growl of a hungry stomach, and even create and sell language itself in a marketplace called The Word Exchange.
It’s undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter, better connected, and often deeper—both as individuals and as a society.
This little grid is the perfect way to keep all of the little gadgets that get lost in your bag: ear buds, pens, pencils, and cords.
If you are interested in the difference between hard-boiled and soft-boiled detective novels and you like charts this may be the poster for you. (Click through on the link above to check out the poster, it is pretty awesome).