Reading and remembering
Seems like every day I am finding more interesting material to read from a wide variety of authors. I’m not real big on fiction. I like to be educated or gain awareness of new topics in the process of reading but that can be a lot of information to take in and absorb at a time. I have been trying to find ways to keep material that I am reading fresh in mind and absorb more info. Reading multiple books at a time makes it a bit of a challenge to track sources mentally. The electronic age to the rescue!
As much as I like the feel of a paperback book in my hand (much preferred over hardback) I have really developed a real love for the Kindle Oasis as a means of carrying books with me to be able to read at any time. I also like the Kindle desktop application for it’s ease in highlighting and reviewing notes quickly.
The best means of remembering is daily looking over notes or highlights but that is just not realistic in today’s world. Enter ‘Readwise’. If you should do any search on the internet for Readwise and you will find multiple reviews as to the value of this amazing system. It’s a subscription service but the value for your money is amazing in terms of keeping you freshly reminded of notes. You sync Readwise with Kindle and with other apps that you may like such as Instapaper, Evernote or Notion and all your notes can become one document for any given book. The big service provided by Readwise is a daily email of 15 random highlights. Very easy to read through and review and you can opt to continue reading more highlights beyond the 15.
I really look forward to my daily email from Readwise and frequently find myself revisiting a book because of a key topic I have been reminded of through this daily reading.
As far as an e-reader the Kindle Oasis is water resistant, fits easily and lightly in one hand and is just overall convenient to carry with me almost everywhere. You can email yourself pdfs if you want to read something that is not book format. I actually tend to read frequently whilst sitting in my hot tub. It’s really hard for me to sit idly around and relaxing doesn’t come naturally to me
Love to learn and reading is a great avenue towards this endeavour.