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  1. Book Oblivion | Reach Your Reading Goals This Year By Consuming More
    January 13 @ 10:31 am

    […] you checked out the last post on book lists, then you know I pick books from different categories to read in a single month. What I did not […]

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  2. danielppetrov
    January 11 @ 6:55 am

    I have a large “to be read list.” I keep it in Evernote, and whenever I am reading or listening to a podcast that includes a book reference or recommendation, I add it to my list. Yours is more organized than mine, which is essentially nothing more than a long list of titles. I try to pay special attention to lists of recommended books from thinkers and writers I admire. Are you familiar with Umberto Eco’s concept of how a library of unread books is more valuable than a library of read books? As you learns more, your list of books will inevitably grow larger.

    https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/24/umberto-eco-antilibrary/

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 12 @ 9:08 pm

      I started keeping my TBR list on Goodreads, but I like the Evernote idea. If I write down a book rec in my notebook, I always try to write the person recommending it or the context I heard it. And regarding Eco, I’ve read his essay where he talks about how silly the question “have you read all these books?” is when people see his library. Since reading that, I silently giggle every time someone asks me that. Is that the same essay?

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