Interesting little article on book guilt from James Bridle (who is currently working on the interesting-looking Open Bookmarks):

We need to talk about something. It’s quite serious. It affects a lot of people. And I genuinely believe it costs the book industry millions of dollarpounds every year, in addition to incalculable personal misery. We need to talk about book guilt.

When I created bkkeepr, it had (still does) three commands: start, finish and bookmark. I assumed a happy, linear model of reading. You start a book; you finish a book. Simple, right?

But almost immediately I started getting feature requests: with one, overwhelmingly popular one: abandon.


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