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Books to read when you are stuck with your family and they keep annoying you

Books to read when you are stuck with your family and they keep annoying...

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. Welcome to the latest installment of Vox’s Ask a Book Critic, in which I, Vox book critic Constance Grady, provide book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling…
1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

1,000 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from Audible.com and also Audiobooks.com Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection:800 Free eBooks…

Ask HN: What are the best unknown books you have read?

"A girl among the anarchists" by Isabel Meredith (pseudonym) - found it on Project Gutenberg somehow, it's a contemporary (fictionalized) account of anarchist activism in late 19th-century Britain and I found it to be a fascinating description of fanaticism. "Light and Color in the Outdoors" by Marcel Minnaert. The book goes into the physics of…
The Most Abandoned Books on GoodReads (2019)

The Most Abandoned Books on GoodReads (2019)

What books are hardest for a reader who starts them to finish, and most likely to be abandoned? I scrape a crowdsourced tag, abandoned, from the GoodReads book social network on 9 December 2019 to estimate conditional probability of being abandoned. The default GoodReads tag interface presents only raw counts of tags, not counts divided…

Ask HN: Are Books Worth It?

I have read less than 50 books in my life and probably less than 5 books in the past 10 years.Growing up with the Internet, I always assumed that everything could be found for free online.I spend most of my day reading online articles/conversations, watching videos, and listening to podcasts. I have thousands of non-fiction…
Ars To-Be-Read: Five books we’re most excited to read in 2020

Ars To-Be-Read: Five books we’re most excited to read in 2020

Update: Ars staffers are still off enjoying the last bits of winter break, with many likely enjoying some extra time for gaming or catching up on various TV series. But if your preferred downtime instead involves a good book, we're resurfacing this look at some of the top titles on our To Be Read list…
The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction

The 20 Best Books of a Decade That Unmade Genre Fiction

Of all the happenings and unhappenings that shaped the last decade of science fiction and fantasy literature—a tumult of transformation—two rise well above the rest. They're related; a birth and a death. The death, chronologically second, should be talked about first.We lost a legend. This is meant not so much hyperbolically as, in fact, quite…
The 11 best new sci-fi books to check out on your new Kindle

The 11 best new sci-fi books to check out on your new Kindle

The holidays are here, and if you’re unwrapping a new Kindle (or a non-Amazon-branded e-reader, or just a device with an e-book app on it), you might be looking for some new books to read. If you need some recommendations, here’s a list of some of the best science fiction books released in 2019, which…

Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

Probably Robert Anton Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger or Prometheus Rising back in 2010. The “reality tunnel” concept has defined much of my personal and intellectual exploration of the past 10 years.“ When we meet somebody whose separate tunnel-reality is obviously far different from ours, we are a bit frightened and always disoriented. We tend to think…
12 Science Books You Should Read Right Now

12 Science Books You Should Read Right Now

The couch beckons, and the brain yearns for that perfect book: the lyrical, binge-able tome that also dispenses heaps of knowledge. The writers of these top titles from 2019 have produced just that. They've made it easy to set aside the remote, bow out of the attention economy, and season the soul with perfect prose.…

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Demand for ride-hailing in cities is down severely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as such, drivers are struggling to find work. Uber is rolling out a new feature for drivers that is designed to help them find work during this crisis — even if that work is for a different company. Uber drivers received…

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