𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 gave me a rare chance to start a reading journal. In the hindsight, I could do better by planning ahead and sticking to filtering rules.
𝕹arrow my subjects to a few: 𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘰𝘱𝘩𝘺, 𝘱𝘴𝘺𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 (𝘯𝘦𝘶𝘳𝘰, 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺), 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴 (𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯, 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘩), 𝘜𝘟 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯
𝕻rioritize mental model books over informative or entertaining ones.
𝕮reate long-term reading list: Gʀᴇᴀᴛ Bᴏᴏᴋs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Wᴇsᴛᴇʀɴ Wᴏʀʟᴅ, Cʟᴀssɪᴄ Lɪᴛᴇʀᴀᴛᴜʀᴇs, Sʜᴀᴋᴇsᴘᴇᴀʀᴇ
2020 is a rare chance to start something I always wanted: writing a reading journal.
— Organize my knowledge about variety subjects of interest: design, learning, parenting, psychology, history, language,…
— Expand my perspectives and update my mental models.
— Create an “external memory” for future reference by summarizing all books that I read.
— Read books from different authors giving me broad view about that subject.