I’ve read more books this year than I may have read in any other year of my life. It’s because I started reading books on my iPhone, which not only helped me to find, try out, and buy books more quickly, it made reading more accessible—suddenly I could read no matter where I was, or what I was doing. (DISCLAIMER: If you haven’t yet read my story about getting my iPhone stolen out of my hand on the train while I was reading a book, please do so. Not to be a downer or anything.)
Don’t get me wrong, I still love book-books. But what I’ve come to understand this year is that each book I read had an appropriate medium like screen or paper, and also an appropriate time and place for reading. So when asked to contribute six notable books of 2011 to Designers & Books, I included a wide range of books and also my recommended way to read them. I hope this will inspire people to broaden their reading experiences, realizing that there’s more than one way to devour words and pictures.
I’m also excited to announce that I’m going to be a regular contributor to Designers & Books, one of my favorite sites to discover design-related reading. So be sure to head over there for more page-turning inspiration.
Read about my six notable books of 2011.