Longreads and current reads

I have always respected longreads in journalism. Irrespective of their topic, all riveting longreads are a result of significant research and time. These are how I choose to spend most of my leisure time on the internet. They are like short fiction but only more informative, you always have certain takeaways and ideas at the end of each longread.

Recently, I came across an author in ‘The Atlantic’ – Conor Friedersdorf. The article that introduced me to his work ( I might have previously read his work, but this time his list of articles really caught my attention) is this – Slightly more than 100 fantastic pieces of journalism.

This list contains around 100 best longreads that Conor came across in 2015. I was very excited to have come across this and looked if he had done this before. It seems he has as can be seen from these:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/roughly-100-fantastic-pieces-of-journalism/390318/

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/05/nearly-100-fantastic-pieces-of-journalism/238230/

So, there went my longest articles to be saved in my Pocket – to read app. Conor also runs a mail list subscription where he shares brilliant longreads that he comes across. I believe it is totally worth it to be subscribed to that.

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Meanwhile, I have finally managed to finish book 4 of the malazan book of the fallen series – House of Chains. After having read the 3rd book i.e. Memories of Ice, I thought I’d read the best book of the series yet (and possible among all the 10 books). But I was proven wrong and how! This book was more riveting than book 3 and it was a beginning to what was to come for the surviving bridgeburners after Whiskeyjack’s incidents in book 3. I am currently taking a break from the malazan series wherein I make my way through the ebook of wait but why series on Musk.

This is the link for anyone who is interested.

https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01CF5FY4E&asin=B01CF5FY4E&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_J6HYxbQYMVRHZ

This book unlike the biography by Ashley Vance, goes into the details of the companies Tesla, SpaceX and why Musk is able to do what he is currently doing. This book is born out of 4 blog posts on the wait but why blog, so the same can be read on the blog too. Tried reading Thomas Bernhard in between (‘Concrete’) but couldn’t continue and hence left in the middle. That’s that.

 

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