Goal was originally titled “read more.” Now I have a pretty good idea what to read, but, for various reasons, I procrastinate. I also tend to get in the habit of picking up other books while I’m still finishing another. So, I’m changing this to a more specific goal with hope that this will be a reinforcement against procrastination and the threat diversion places on completion.
All Consuming really helps with this—I can keep track of all the books I’m reading at once.
You said that you like to sometimes read multiple books at the same time, if that’s what you like to do just do it that way. It can be sort of hard to force yourself to read only one book at a time cover to cover. But I will say when I read multiple books at the same time it is easier to read different types of books. Like a novel, followed by a non-fiction, and maybe some poetry. That way you get some variety and kill book boredom. And you don’t get characters mixed up. Hmm…I should follow my own advice more often. Anyway, have fun w/ it and good luck. :-)
So how are you doing on this?
I really recognise the procastination thing, I do the same for some reason. It`s really frustrating, as I have tons of books that I want to read.
I`ve started out less ambitious that you though, with “read one book a month” I`ve been reading more than that, but this month may be difficult, as I`ve started reading Mao, which is 900 pages or something and requires quite a lot of concentration.
What are you reading these days?
Since there are different kinds of reading, keeping in mind the purpose for reading each book can help.
I’m on Salinger’s short stories and The Birth of Tragedy.
Recording for Librivox.org will help, too!
how not to learn to be a reader
.. suggestion for the netflix queue – Kurosawa’s ‘Ikiru’.
I’ve seen it—it’s great. That and Rashamon. Which Kurosawa should I watch next?
I don’t think Kurosawa made any other films like ‘Ikiru’. You might want to try Yasujiro Ozu’s film ‘Late Spring’ if you want something very similar.
As for Kurosawa movies, ‘Yojimbo’ is one of the most entertaining (just-don’t-use-your-mind and absolutely-bad-for-book-reading entertaining ;)
Frankly, I didn’t like ‘Ran’ though it’s so famous. Kurosawa’s ‘Kagemusha’ (Shadow Warrior) seemed like a much better film on the “uneasy lies the head …” theme.
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