Yay! My copy of Facts are Sacred arrived!
An Interactive Analysis of Tolkien’s Works
A visually rich repository of graphs and interactive visualisations that take a look at the many written works of Tolkien. If you’re either a data geek or a Tolkien nerd, you’ll love what the LOTR Project has put together here.
Using charts and visualisations to analyse keyword frequency, common words…
… and sentiment
Penguin Science Fiction Covers
This chart by Arthur Buxton, takes a fascinating and unique look at some of the most popular science fiction covers by Penguin Books.
Each timeline represents all iterations of a cover in chronological order. Within each bar chart, length corresponds to time in print and the 5 most prominent colours are shown proportionally.
There’s nothing quite like a good book for a dose of escapism. If I’m having a particularly crummy day I will grab my Kindle, block everything else out and just sit there and read. Sometimes you just have to get away from it all, and immerse yourself in another world… if only for a little while. It truly soothes the soul!
Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.