Introduction “It is surprising how much reading a man can do in time usually wasted.” -Theodore Roosevelt Audiobooks on smartphones make it easier than ever to follow Roosevelt’s maxim. I listen to books in the car, while doing dishes, or even while walking between meetings. But I’ve found that one major downside to listening to audiobooks is that I can’t easily save quotes or anecdotes like the one above to reference later or share with friends using Owl & Scroll.
Introduction If you’re like me, you take a lot of Kindle highlights. It makes sense. Every book you read is a substantial time commitment, and you want to get the most out of it. But most people I talk to don’t know what to do with all their Kindle highlights. The Amazon Notes and Highlights page is fine for just looking at your highlights, but if you want to review, share, or search for highlights across books, it won’t help you.
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone by Martin Dugard Random House LLC Follow the paths of Livingstone and Stanley and read about their adventures with this interactive map. The meeting of Dr David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley in the middle of Africa in 1871 is perhaps one of the most remarkable and dramatic events in history. Like the Miracle of Dunkirk, when a flotilla of civilian boats rescued the British army from Nazi forces early in WWII, the near impossible odds of success and eventual epic victory seem to be pulled from a Tolkien book rather than real history.