Coyote Blog says, contra Prof Krugman, that we should favor Amazon over Hachette and the other mega publishers, because Amazon is allowing new authors to get sales. The huge publishers only push the top .1%.
I am now reading:The man who knew too much by G K Chesterton - a different kind of detective.
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain aka Samuel Clemens. First volume. It's not structured, jumps from 40 years ago to yesterday. Very interesting
Trespassing on Einstein's lawn by Amanda Gefter - Journalist who was not at all a scientist took on the big questions. And became a first-class science journalist. Stalled right now.