This essay originally appeared in CT No. 121: Bottle episode: Summer reading, which was sent to paid subscribers on May 5, 2021.

In the name of work-life balance, this week I'm saving you from a half-baked take on the Quartz format experimentation timeline and the Netflix Tudum debacle.

Instead let's unpack some stuff:

Oh look, it's the reference bookshelf in my new office!

If you're getting into UX or content design, or you're just looking for some rad digital media-oriented summer reading, I'd recommend these books:

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