Read

"Read what you love until you love to read."
– Naval Ravikant
"Scanning miles of sentences remains enormously effective."
–  Erik van Mechelen

Naval Ravikant called reading the foundation of learning, claiming he doesn't know a single successful person who doesn't "read and read all the time".

My friend Tom highlights a reward from avid reading. "It's subtle," he said to me, in a phone conversation mid-2020. I couldn't agree more. Personally, for example, I might notice a connection between a novel I read last year and a philosophy tome I've been wrestling with (for years) or a business title I'm currently skimming for possible insights.

How to read a book is a kind of art form. That we can improve at reading itself is exciting and a worthy aim.

Inside All the Books, reviews tend not to unnecessarily shill particular titles nor explain what should be learned from a book—that's for you, the reader to discover.

Realize that books you read early in life may disproportionately skew your reading thereafter. My friend Robert reminded me to position myself, as a reader and thinker, side by side with the authors I'm reading. I invite you to try the same.

Reading lists by year:

2021

2020

2019

B.C.