"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 B 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 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--but it is worth knowing which resources for finding books, book summaries, and communities of learning already exist. Here are a few:

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I used to keep a long list of Goodreads... now I'm using Bookshop...

Here are some lists you might find interesting.

-water school


-science fiction