10 Feb , 2019
DailyKJTV vlog Ep. #131
Do you read audiobooks? I use https://lnkd.in/e7zEu8n which gives me unlimited audiobooks.
By Kenny Jahng
Before I jump into your question, using both Firefox and Chrome (desktop), the Name label and field for your comments are on two separate lines – its all scrunchy and stuff. Just FYI. 🙂
I use Scribd as well – its pretty awesome. Have you taken a look at the theology books they have available? Some pretty hefty stuff from some really great publishers. While Logos is still my goto, Scribd is a lot less expensive if I just need to refer to something briefly or am reading as opposed to studying. (There highlighting sucks a bit, I wrote more about Scribd here: https://daveenjoys.com/im-really-liking-this-scribd-thing/)
The problem with audiobooks is that one can say “I listened to (nameofbook)” but then this means you have to manage two nomenclatures (is that the right word? I’m not googling it to find out) to describe one result – e.g., one has “consumed” a written volume (whether in its original print format or as an audiobook). I’m not eager to have to make that distinction.
Honestly, I usually only listen to lighter stuff on audio – most of the really good stuff I want to highlight the heck out of (ummm, I may be more than a bit OCD…like really: ocddave.com).
Have you heard of Blinkist? I LOVE this service! It provides essentially cliff notes on all sorts of books – mainly non-fiction, business / self-improvement / marketing / psychology / history / biography / etc. I’ve consumed several hundred at this point I think and I use it as a guide to help me determine what books I actually want to spend time reading. For many, all you need is the cliff notes, but some volumes you need to suck in every page. (I wrote a review of this service on daveenjoys.com as well…its around somewhere)
You probably shouldn’t ask two questions in the same post, otherwise you may get book length responses from me. 🙂
Dictionaries are interesting. Those “words” should have been in the dictionary at least a few years ago (except for maybe instagram, because I don’t use instagram a lot, and if I don’t use it, then it doesn’t belong in the dictionary – jk).
That said, I still find that there is a lot of room for more traditional, contained volumes. They preserve for us a legacy and while they may not provide us with the latest information they provide us with a delimited and sufficient body of information in most cases.
For example, I read a lot of technical blog posts, but I also read a lot of technical books. The latter don’t have the latest and greatest but I (and many others) are still reading books on tech as old as 20 years or so (GoF is actually around 22). Sure, it isn’t the majority of what we are reading – and it needs to be supplemented. But when you need to get a holistic look at a topic, books generally (imho) come out on top and blogs and more contemporaneous forms of information fill in the cracks (in general, the quality of books is higher than that of blog posts…not always, but I’d guesstimate 75% of the time).
P.S. When I first saw your #DAILYKJTV I thought it was #DAILYKJV.
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