I started with reading a lot of books both fiction and non-fiction but over years I’ve found videos and digital media getting added as an important channel along with the books. Here is how I think about it -I find blogs and digital magazines as the best channel for non-fiction as online articles can have embedded links to supporting references and tend to convey the key message instead of narrating a story. I’ve also been following a lot of video blogs as while traveling on a bumpy road watching videos can be easier than reading articles on a phone screen but I would say the split is 80:20 in favour of written material. However for fiction it’s the other way round, there are stories that Netflix offers at such convenience that it becomes much engaging and easier as compared with books. I’ve created this page to recommend some of the good fiction/non-fiction content I consume.
I read a lot non-fiction stuff mostly blogs and articles off the internet magazines. I like reading books on Technology, Business and History to mention a few topics. I tried maintaining a separate page for the books I’ve read and my reviews on those books, but I really don’t see a point in taking all that pain in maintaining it when I can do all that and much more at my GoodReads profile.
Also, how can I forget posts on internet – blogs, magazines, etc. Think of the list below as my blogroll. I was an active google reader user and this page infact started out as a page to share my bundles. Now that the reader got discontinued by google, these bundles won’t get updated as I add new feeds in my reading list, but I would try to update them once in a while. I am now using feedly for my feeds. Here are 10 topics that i follow regularly and I am sure you would find a few good feeds in these collections –
I am really excited about the ecosystem that feedly has created, I’d recommend downloading the app and get started with it, and with time, you’ll build a reading list that is really relevant for you!
A lot of the posts that you’ll find above are fun posts for leisure reading but besides the topics mentioned above I do have feeds for more serious reading as well, based on the area I’m usually working on but the broad theme remains centered on how to increase operational productivity at work.. My current area of interest and curiosity is centered around data visualization but also oscillates to supply chain as a function on one hand and potential application areas of 3D printers on the other. I’d love to hear from you if you have a recommendation to make in any of the categories!
Coming over to fiction, I would have loved to review some of the best stories that I view, maybe something I will start now-onwards but still worth sharing a few of the best stories I’ve watched –