I highly value reading, books, and book learning. This is my bias and bent, and natural inclination as a visual and auditory learner. I love reading and lectures. This is not the inclination of everyone, even within my own family. But it is mine and I incorporate as much of these learning experiences as possible into my busy days.
My reading life is a well oiled machine of making note of titles and authors I want to read, frequent digital library downloads, the occasional book purchase, lots of reading, and recording what I've read at Goodreads.
In this series I share my love for a good story.
I walk you through my book reading system:
And I share my favorite books from 2017.
February 28, 2018
I am not a fast reader. I currently read 3-4 books per month and it's not about speed, or getting through; it's about engaging in story and ideas. I have a reading routine: certain genres at certain times of day. And I record what I read in my bullet journal and at Goodreads.
February 21, 2018
Most of the books I read are digital library loans. I also borrow hardcopy books from various libraries of which I'm a member. Occasionally I buy a digital title, less occasionally I buy an actual paper book. I keeping a (long) running list of the books I want to read at Goodreads.
February 14, 2018
Fiction helps me understand the mind, heart, and body, the life experience of "the other", in the most relatable way possible, through story. It expands my cognitive and spiritual consciousness.