books · data science

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019

As the year is almost over, it’s time to review my one and only resolution that I've been sticking to for the past four years: the Goodreads Reading Challenge. For 2019 I set quite a reasonable goal of reading 24 books, an average of two per month. To combine my love for literature and data… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019

books · data science

Zum Weltbuchtag: welche Bücher werden in Österreich publiziert?

Am 23. April ist Welttag des Buches und des Urheberrechts (WBU)! Seit 1995, auf Initiative der UNESCO, werden an diesem Tag weltweit das Lesen, die Bücher und die Rechte der Autoren gefeiert. Der 23. April hat eine symbolische Bedeutung für Literatur, denn an diesem Tag sind viele prominente Autoren gestorben, darunter William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes und… Continue reading Zum Weltbuchtag: welche Bücher werden in Österreich publiziert?

books · data science

Insights from my 6 years of data on goodreads

Goodreads is an amazing platform for tracking and organizing your reading, discovering new books, and sharing reviews or recommandations with friends. I downloaded my library (from My Books > Tools > Import and Export > Export Library), which included the book titles, authors' names, publishing year, number of pages, the average book rating on goodreads… Continue reading Insights from my 6 years of data on goodreads

autism · books

Books written by autists

There are hundreds of books about ASD and the personality of people on the spectrum, mainly written by psychologists, doctors, scientists, or parents. But the most insightful experiences can only be described by autists themselves. Their compelling accounts, in the form of autobiographies, poems, or fictional stories, reveal creative minds, but also struggles with relationships,… Continue reading Books written by autists

books · linguistics

Xenolinguistics by D.R.Slattery

In Xenolinguistics, Diana Reed Slattery mixes research on language, psychedelics, and consciousness in a trippy cocktail which will warp your mind like the characters of Glide, the symbolic language she "downloaded" in an altered state of consciousness. Among the topics discussed in the book are psychonautic practices, the concept of reality and extended perception, neurophenomenology, (un)natural languages, and their… Continue reading Xenolinguistics by D.R.Slattery