PBS webseries Off Book does it again, providing an important look at negative online behavior. While this impacts us all, our children often get the most exposure and need the most help figuring out how to navigate the social aspect of being online, particularly when it turns bad.
I also love when they point out that freedom of speech does not equal freedom from criticism! Yes!
Off Book publishes some of the best online video I’ve come across, and I hope they keep going for a long time to come.
Now that their Kickstarter campaign has delivered my e-book reward, I can finally review Start Here…
My tendency is to read the same types of books, again and again. It’s not that I’m unaware of the existence of other genres. I know that there are a host of wonderful authors just waiting to be discovered, and a zillion “best book” lists out there. I want to be in the know, and to broaden my literary horizons. It’s just that I don’t want to slog through mountains of information to find the good stuff – I need guidance.
This book fulfilled my need perfectly. It sticks to twenty-five stellar authors, many of whom I’ve heard of but never read, and some of whom I’d never heard of (clearly, I’m unhip). Each chapter helped to get me interested in something new, and told me what to expect along the journey. For authors I already know well, I think that the advice was spot on.
Often the suggestions ease you into the author’s work to prepare you for more challenging and rewarding things to come. Other times, the order helps you get maximum enjoyment from a best-loved work by introducing you to the author’s style and themes first; priming the pump, as it were. What a nice way to go. I can’t wait to dive in.
Can I Stream It searches to find out whether movies and TV shows are available for streaming, and if so, where. As a cable “cord cutter”, it’s invaluable – you can even set up email alerts to let you know when things appear. While the majority of content is available across multiple services, quite a bit of good stuff is exclusive to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus.