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Deep book researching advice

 •  Filed under Posts, Books, Reading

Cal Newport divulges his technique for researching books.

The key to my system is the pencil mark in the page corner. This allows me later to quickly leaf through a book and immediately identify the small but crucial subset of pages that contain passages that relate to whatever project I happen to be working on.

How I Read When Researching a Book by Cal Newport

Such a simple thing to do and yet I wonder why I haven't read of this before. I often fold down the corner of pages, but simply putting a line in the top of the page I can quickly thumb through a book without having to worry about folded corners of pages unfolding themselves and being missed.

Time to read

 •  Filed under Execupundit, Reading, Books

Just as it is important to set aside time to think, it is important to block out time for reading. If you believe that such time will be available later in the day, it is likely that you are mistaken.

Reading Time by Michael Wade

I'm slowly getting back into a lot of things in the last couple of weeks. Blogging, writing and even reading. Churning through a few books at the moment, but plans are in place to make reading a bigger habit of mine in the future.

Reading again

 •  Filed under Links, Nicholas Bate, Books

Nice prompt from NB to start reading again.

Read deep again. Read the original not the news article puffery. Read the classics. Read difficult stuff. Read Chaucer in the original and imagine a world without the sound bite. Spend days in a good library, pulling books from shelves and reading deep, deep, deeper. Read until synapses start to spark each other and you achieve simplicity the far side of complexity.

— [Read](Read deep again. Read the original not the news article puffery. Read the classics. Read difficult stuff. Read Chaucer in the original and imagine a world without the sound bite. Spend days in a good library, pulling books from shelves and reading deep, deep, deeper. Read until synapses start to spark each other and you achieve simplicity the far side of complexity. ) by Nicholas Bate

I have to admit, my reading progress has stalled in the last few months. Haven't picked up a new book in three months. Time to start reading again.