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  • Anhnguyen
    Anhnguyen Doing 1 cheers 2017-05-19 02:05:38

    I like reading book, I will read about 60 minute per day.

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  • DailyWad
    DailyWad Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-17 02:53:24

    So I haven't read a book in like 3 months and that was only 25% of it.

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  • ceo27196
    ceo27196 Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-15 14:37:37

    Fourth book: Negeri 5 Menara by Ahmad Fuadi

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  • rudianobambino
    rudianobambino Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-14 05:45:08

    Been cheating, for now. 😅
    I got this app called Blinkist. It's got summaries of books that you can either read or listen to...or both.
    It's for non-fiction.
    So far I've read:

    21 days to a big idea by Bryan Mattimore
    Spark by J. Ratey & Eric Hagerman
    The $100 startup by Chris Guillebeau
    So Good they can't ignore you by Cal Newport
    Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

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  • shirin
    shirin 3 cheers 2017-05-12 18:32:06

    I've read 24 books so far!
    For anyone who wants to follow me and see what I'm reading: https://www.goodreads.com/shirin89

    &#xsmile;

    Shirin
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  • aenea
    aenea Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-11 13:33:37

    benefits of reading before bed.

    6 Reasons Why You Should Read Before Bed
    As if you need another reason to read
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  • aenea
    aenea Doing 7 cheers 2017-05-11 01:06:36

    subgoals:

    Read all of Kurt Vonnegut's Novels

    Read two books per month: one fiction, one nonfiction

    Read every evening before bed

    Keep my saw sharpened - read at least two academic/technical books this year, take notes, and set up a filing system

    Read all of Shakespeare's plays

    Read Robin Hobb's new series (third book just came out!)

    Read at least 2 classics in 2017

    Read more Margaret Atwood

    Read Thich Nhat Hanh in the mornings

    Reread the Tao Te Ching

    Create reading lists for the above mentioned categories

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    • Airos
      Airos Done 1 cheers 2017-05-17 06:42:53

      @aenea Sounds good, may I however suggest, since they are plays, go watch all Shakespear's plays (or movies).

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      • aenea
        aenea Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-17 12:50:23

        @Airos yes I'm working on that too, as a donor member of the Oregon Shakespeare festival. I find I get more meaning out of reading the plays, however, so it's worth it to me.

        The last play I attended was a modern rendition of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March this year. It was interesting and quite effectively harrowing at parts, but I preferred the performance of Twelfth Night that we saw last fall, also a modern take, set in the 1920's. Very different plays of course. We try to attend at least 2-3 plays per year.

        Have you seen the hollow crown series btw? It's quite well made.

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  • rudianobambino
    rudianobambino Doing 3 cheers 2017-05-10 17:46:48

    I have a pile of books sitting on my bookshelves, gathering dust.
    It's a waste. Better remedy this.
    If I want to write better, I'd better soak up all the writings I can get!
    They say good writers are good readers...

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  • sachinmishra
    sachinmishra 1 cheers 2017-05-10 14:11:16

    Complete reading of Shiv Khera "Different people dont do different things they do things differently"

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  • DailyWad
    DailyWad Doing 2 cheers 2017-05-08 05:01:28

    In my adult life I have only read 5 books.
    1) The Notebook
    2) Read & Grow Rich
    3) The Five Love Languages
    4) Driven to Distraction (3/4)
    5) Freakonomics

    So I think my issue I have never found too much pleasure in it..

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    • Airos
      Airos Done 0 cheers 2017-05-17 06:51:59

      @DailyWad I binge read on things I am passionate about. There are books that speak to whatever is going on you life right now. Others have been there too and have written about it.

      You only have one fiction book on your list. I force myself to read non-fiction from time to time. Some of it I truly enjoy and get pleasure from AJ Jacobs adventures in immersion journalism come to mind and biographies of funny people, Jenny Lawson, Jason Sedaris. But passionate I am about fiction. So many great fiction stories. I just finished an 11 books series. I will honestly miss the characters, the author was kind enough to write an epilogue.

      So this is your goal, not mine. I ask you what is going on in your life? What are you curious about? What are you struggling with? What are you passionate about? Nothing like finding a book that keeps you up all night reading.

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      • DailyWad
        DailyWad Doing 0 cheers 2017-05-18 05:30:13

        @Airos I just don't enjoy the process of sitting down/still and reading. Audiobooks didn't really work for me either. I just don't like reading a traditional book. I like short vlogs and blogs.

        One book I forgot to mention was the hobbit. I enjoyed it but I just didn't find enough pleasure in it as I would have compared to a movie. I haven't picked up a book since I made this my goal so I guess I am off to a bad start. Thanks for the cheers!

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