Why I’m Reading A Book A Month

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  1. I attempt to read a book every two weeks thought I am a bit behind. The real question is so what are you doing with all that knowledge? Just reading and not applying what you have read is even a more waste of time than not reading unless your goal is to build up your reading speed.

    • Thanks for the comment! What you do with the knowledge really depends on the topic. I read fiction as well and that is for pure enjoyment.
      When I read non-fiction I use it to learn about the world or work.

  2. Hi Nice article. I am reading a book called “Emergence” from Steven Johnson. I liked your tip on cutting ‘distractions’. We need to learn, to manage distractions. We cannot avoid them. And also on Social media, I liked your point. It is great for connections but less on the knowledge gaining. I guess, there are different kinds of social media niche available.

    In social media there is instant gratification. There is reciprocity. People respond to you immediately on your thoughts. Books are different. You got to chew and reflect on the author’s thoughts and opinion.

    Books can enrich you. It will expand your mind. Knowing others thoughts and how they met their challenges in their lives can be a great learning experience. That way, blogging is great as well. Getting the flow is difficult. But once you get it, it never stops.
    I enjoyed reading through your article. Nice blog posts. Thank you. Cheers, Ramkumar

  3. Vicki says:

    Hello there. Just found your blog today from Steve Browne’s ‘HR Net’. Based on this first post that I read, I’ll definitely be adding you to my Feedly list. I too am working to make more room for reading in my life, both fiction and non-fiction and fighting the same time demons you mention. The next non-fiction “work” book I’m planning to pick up is Deep Work by Cal Newport. I’ve heard it recommended from at least three different sources in the past few weeks so I’m going to give that one a try. Thanks for sharing your blog.

  4. I’ve heard great things about Deep Work! Please let me know how you like it! I just finished up The Big Sort and I’m narrowing down my Feb. choice to either “exponential living” or “the real madrid way” I need a short book this month since I’m starting behind! 🙂

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