Betty Ballantine, Who Helped Introduce Paperbacks, Dies at 99 – The New York Times

As a publishing team, she and her husband, Ian, set out in 1939 β€œto change the reading habits of America,” and to a large extent they did.

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Mary Midgley, 99, Moral Philosopher for the General Reader, Is Dead – The New York Times

Writing into her 90s β€” her last book was published last month β€” Dr. Midgley challenged with wit and verve the primacy of science as arbiter of reality.

More millennials visited a public library last year than any other generation, study shows

A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 shows that more millennials used a public library than any other generation of Americans. The findings were cited in response to a Forbes op-ed making a case for Amazon replacing local libraries to save taxpayer’s money.

TEXTure

TEXTure

Tablets are convenient, but they can’t beat the feel of a good book. The pages, the bindings, the fabric, the covers, the papercuts…

It’s not a computer monitor, but the tablet is just as good for getting unique “moonlight” lighting on a subject, this time from below and the subject directly on the light source.

For the curious, the book is Volumes I & II of the complete Burton translations and notes of “The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night”.

For this week’s Macro Mondays’ challenge, “Member’s Choice: Texture”.