So many books, so little time... Picture from Pixabay.com CC0
As you may have discovered, I publish book reviews on the ICT & Computing website and in my newsletter, Digital Education. For some time now I've been collating the books together in one place, on my Book Recommendations page. Here's how that works.
What books do I feature?
Only books of which I have read enough to feel happy to recommend. That doesn't mean that I agree with everything the author says. In fact, I would recommend a book with which I agreed very little -- as long as I felt it was readable and useful.
Are they all "education" books?
No. They are books that I think teachers will find useful. For example, one of the books featured on that page is "How to lie with statistics". Although it was written in 1954, it is still very relevant, perhaps even more so today given the plethora of badly reported education research -- see Education technology research, and how it's reported.
How are the books arranged on the Recommendations page?
In the order in which In I read them. I'm afraid they are not arranged in any objectively useful manner. Sorry! At least you may enjoy a bit of serendipity as you look through the page!
What do I get out of all this?
Well, apart from a pleasure in sharing stuff I think may be useful, I stand to gain a bit of affiliate income from Amazon. The rate for e-books and books is 5% of the price. So, for example, if you buy a Kindle book for £5 via one of my links, I will earn 25 pence from the transaction. Not much, but it all helps, and a bloke has to earn a crust. Not only will the act of purchasing a book through one of my links give you the feel-good factor that comes from knowing you are spreading light and joy in the world, you won't even be charged extra by Amazon. Everybody wins!
Here's that page again: Book Recommendations.