I feel very lucky to be living in a time where I have access to more books than I could ever read in three lifetimes. I have a large personal library. Most of the books I own are ok. Some are good. And very few of them are great. I don’t skim books. I read them. Slowly. I underline passages. I write inside of them. Then I compile my notes into a journal before moving some of my thoughts to my Things I Want to Remember About the Books I Have Read and Various Other Notes section of my site.
This is a very time intensive process, but I have come to determine it’s the best way for me to absorb the material. Because of my poor memory, I make these notes for myself – but I’m happy to share them here with you. They are not meant to represent a formal review nor a complete synopsis of the book. There are plenty of people out there who do a fantastic job doing those things. If you are looking for a review or synopsis of a particular book, I’m sure Google can help you find what you’re looking for.
NOTE: If you are an author, and you do not want me to post my personal notes on my website, you can email me and I will remove them from my site.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
THESE ARE THE BOOKS I HAVE READ (NOT A COMPLETE LIST – STILL WORKING ON THIS PROJECT)
These are the books I’ve been fortunate enough to have time to read. These are ranked in no particular order and this list is far from complete. I have done my best to assign some kind of point system here, which is completely arbitrary and may change over time. If you want to read my notes on these books, you can click the titles below or hit this link.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius // Mar ’18, June '20