I read books like I read blogs.
I’ve got about ~7 in the mix right now. Instead of surfing the web I jump around chapters.
I still alternate between physical and digital.
I keep books out in piles around my apartment – put in certain places as a reminder – setting the context that I’ll read them in. For example the Dali Lama book I keep by my bed but "The Mom Test" I keep on my work desk.
I fire up kindle when I'm out of the house, typically while I walk or ride transit, and I read through snippets of unfinished books.
I no longer highlight or underline in books, as A Mind For Numbers taught me that this was just me actually avoiding really absorbing what I was reading. Better to take notes, either in a margin or separately.
As for buying, I never hesitate for physical books. But if I plan to read it on Kindle, I read the trials, as this gives you the first few chapters and see if I should purchase the full text.
As for Digital – I exclusively use Pocketto save and organize what I read for later. Pocket's best feature is the audio option, so I listen to most of what I save from around the web.
Right now I share what I'm reading in a Telegram channel https://t.me/artxattention but I sort of wish there was somewhere better. Then again these channels are starting to take off relatively well. A CC reader reached out because he's got an app called Readup which I'm testing out, and could have a similar function.
For Shared Language and Shared Purpose, here are some blog posts I've read lately:
- Documenting and storing your own personal library of information, The PARA method
- Some Global tech perspectives from Ben Thompson The China Cultural Clash
- A nice bit on pretending to put your articles live, from Five Writing Tips
- Fluidity of Creator Roles, Welcome to the Big Flat Now
As always, if it feels right hit reply and share anything that comes to mind,