How Do You Read Books? – Thoughts On Extended Reading Sessions In A Short-Attention Span Era

First Friday Book Synopsis

information overload
noun
exposure to or provision of too much information or data.

Attention span – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attention span is the amount of concentrated time on a task without becoming distracted. Most educators and psychologists agree that the ability to focus attention on a task is crucial for the achievement of one’s goals.

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in the "alone zone," reading... in the “alone zone,” reading…

At least three times a month, every month, I have to read a book carefully enough to present a synopsis of that book. That means I highlight, make notes, and prepare multipage handouts. That means I clear my schedule for a greater chunk of time, get into the “alone zone” (that’s a phrase from Jason Fried), and immerse myself fully into the particular book I am preparing.

I love it when I am in this mode…

For the rest of the time, I do what I suspect…

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