Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love books. I always carry a couple with me when I travel, and I prefer public transport; as (for me) that turns the chore of commuting into the gift of learning. I typically read books written by researchers or people combining the findings of others to present some bigger message. I not only need this information in my work, I want it – personally.
But books require a significant time investment; regardless of whether they are actual physical books or the audio version. Personally, I prefer the real thing – as I like to underline, highlight, make notes and stick tabs on key content. I also like to dive deeper into key parts by reading some of the references cited (* cough … nerd, I know). This leads to a dilemma:
“my curiosity leads me to far more books and articles than I can possibly keep up with”
My house is littered with bundles of books queued up to be read. I sometimes wonder if Book Depository know me by name. So, if you have the same problem, here are a few ‘hacks’ that I have found really valuable:
I hope these tips save you some time and allow you to quench your thirst for knowledge.
Please comment with other hacks that you have found may help people reading this post.