Trying out Scrib’d: “All-You-Can-Read” is more than you’ll ever be able to read

Every now and then somebody writes an article that mentions Umberto Eco’s library, or Thomas Jefferson’s library, and then goes off about how its okay to buy books and not read them. Nassim Taleb gave the concept a name – building an “anti-library.” The point of these articles seems to be making people like me feel smart for collecting more books than we will ever have time to read. So what does it mean for your “anti-library” when you sign up for an all-you-can-read service like Scrib’d? All-you-can-read, in this sense, is absolutely more than you’ll ever be able to read, but it’s nice to dream. Like Spotify did with music and Netflix with TV, Scrib’d is offering a subscription to books. All of the books. I signed up for a free trial a week ago, and after ten minutes I had a list of forty more books I want …

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