Adam is a Toronto, Canada based writer and curator. Adam is the author of the Curiosity Guide series, which began in February 2015 with guides for computer programming, and Japanese. Adam loves learning new things, and sharing their findings with others, whether through writing or speaking.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In a multitude of ways - reading, crafting, going for a bike ride, talking to friends, designing things, listening to music, going on a photography adventure, watching movies/TV...
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I don't actually read ebooks, most of my reading is done in article form these days. I used to love reading sci-fi novels when I was a teen (Arthur Clarke, and later the Halo books for example), then in my 20s I got much more into non-fiction. The last few books I've actually "read": -Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (liked except for the final twist) -The Martian (audio book, really liked) -Wool (by Hugh Howey, EXCELLENT sci-fi) -Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin (excellent) -The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin (since I've read it I think every human on earth should, so much insight into people, neurotypical or not.
I listen to podcasts a decent amount, because I can do that while cooking or working or while on transit (without having to worry about dealing with bookmarks and juggling items in my hand while transferring)
The Curiosity Guide to Learning Japanese is targeted at absolute beginners to help you get past many of the biggest common hurdles to beginning to learn Japanese (including how to read the characters). The guide features a mixture of tips, product and service reviews, and researched history of the language to demystify this beautiful language and help you keep up your motivation to really learn it
If you want to learn how to code a game, an app, a website, or something else, it's hard to know where (and how) to get started with so many online resources. This guide will fast track you to key resources and provide valuable guidance so you can get started in your learning journey right away and avoid wasting time when and where you don't need to.