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Apr 01, 2019 06:28:22

On finishing a book

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Rosie Odsey

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I finished a book.

What am I supposed to know now?

I took no notes - it was pure enjoyment.

But there were learnings. How does one capture those?

I should sift out of my brain the bits of inspiration...the things I want to do about it.

I should flick through the chapter titles and write notes to keep for reference.

I should pull out my favourite anecdotes so that I can use them in workshops.

I could do what I've always done: move onto the next book before I finish digesting this one.

I want to.

The next book is highly pragmatic.

But so--apparently--was this one.

How many times do we read books and never apply them?

They serve merely as mental rehearsal, entertainment, a trophy to point to and say "Oh, yes! I read that one!"

I want to change this.

I want to have a commonplace book.

I want to set up a zettelkasten (though I'm still not sure what that means).

A system could help me with this.

I recently bought a highly recommended book entitled How to read a book.

Maybe that's the next step.

Either way, it seems like a waste to move on to the next book until I've done this one justice.

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