I’ve been wanting to try out an ebook subscription service for a while, and right now DearAuthor has a promo code for 3 free months of Scribd! Yay! I signed up on Thursday and have already read one book1 and have about 90 others in my library to try out. Between Scribd and Marvel Unlimited I will be doing a LOT of reading this month. Huzzah!
At the moment I’m reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, which I’m super glad I have as an ebook because that hardcover is heavy, yo. It’s fun reading about the early days of personal computers, but mostly it’s making me want to read a history of female computer programmers/hackers/designers/etc. Anyone know of a good one for me to read?
If you’re interested in seeing what’s available at Scribd, you can search through their catalogue (without signing up). Here’s some of my favorite authors that’re available, along with a recommended book:
- Diana Wynne Jones | Charmed Life
- Garth Nix | Sabriel
- Cynthia Voight | Jackaroo
- Megan Whalen Turner | The Thief
- Gail Carson Levine | Ella Enchanted
- John Bellairs | The Curse of the Blue Figurine
- Neil Gaiman | American Gods
- Susan Cooper | Over Sea, Under Stone
- Zilpha Keatley Snyder | The Headless Cupid
- Agatha Christie | Murder on the Orient Express
- Derek Landy | Skulduggery Pleasant
- Terry Pratchett | The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents & Good Omens
- C.S. Lewis | The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Georgette Heyer | Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle
Saturday Morning Opinion: This Is All Christopher Nolan’s Fault @ The Literary Omnivore, on Marvel vs. DC superhero movies.
Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget @ NPR. I am so hungry after looking at this book and I want to make EVERYTHING IN IT.
How To Maintain Control Of The Shared Armrest: A Guide For Women Flying Alone @ The Toast, which y’all need to be reading right now if you aren’t already doing so. (See also: So You’ve Decided to Go to Library School.)
6 Ways Movies Get Space Wrong (by Astronaut Chris Hadfield) @ Cracked.com. Continuing onward in my obsession with space-related things.
- The Time of the Ghost by Diana Wynne Jones!! ↩