Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

The Book Barge

13Jul11

A nice reaction to the ‘one-click’ approach to book buying, with the emergence of the book barge, a floating bookshop that’s moored in Staffordshire, but for the next few days will be on the Regent’s Canal, just behind the Guardian HQ. According to the Guardian article, the owner Sarah Henshaw says that “by setting up […]


Reading book blogs has two main effects on me: it makes me feel inspired and totally bloody ignorant in equal measure. I generally have a book on the go, but whenever I read these blogs it feels like these people are consuming Joyce and Camus at a rate of knots; simply inhaling Heidegger. I feel […]


One for this kids here. Children’s author Jeremy Strong has launched a campaign for fun that will seek out the funniest school in the country. It’s on ’til the 1st April, and to enter you’ve got to come up with something fun using an A3 piece of paper (although the paper doesn’t need to be […]


Geekcamp 3

19May10

A very speedy post as I’m off to Spain later and I really should be looking for my passport. But if you’re in London tonight and looking for a fun networky event for people interested in books, literature and techy stuff, Geekcamp‘s your place. I can’t make it (unless my passport doesn’t surface),  but I […]


Reading time folks, as there’s a new book out, which is apparently very thorough on the role of play in human development. It’s called The Evolution of Childhood by the American anthropologist Melvin Konner, and the critics are praising it to the hilt. Here’s a quote nabbed off Amazon from Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, author of […]


Geekcamp

01Feb10

I went to Geekcamp this week, where they get a stack of digital types together to discuss projects. The theme of this one was getting people to read more (it was hosted by the Reading Agency in Farringdon), and generally it was a hell of a positive experience. I love the whole brainstorming process anyway, […]


Another quick one, just before I dash out to watch A Prophet. But I just thought I’d give a quick shout out to a fantastic book for anyone interested in radio. Radio: An Illustrated Guide, by Jessica Abel and Ira Glass follows the This American Life team as they put together one of their programmes. […]