Book Summary Review

Book Summary Review Category

Every year I read several books. Many of them are self-help, some are on improving finances, a few spiritual and new age, others are stories. Over time, I have come to realize that we live in an information age, and consumption of too much undirected or unfiltered information is irrelevant. To be practical, I decided to study the books I’ll be reading, make summaries to ensure I get the most out of them. Studies show we forget a substantial amount of what we read especially if not adopted and used. Hence instead of reading many books in a short period, I prefer to take some time and study a book at a time. What is your preference?

“It is better to know one book intimately than a hundred superficially”

Donna T

We gain wisdom of ages in books. What other people have struggled to achieve for many years in experience, studies and many other ways, summarized in books that you can easily absorb and benefit from. Books are gifts, especially the ones that you align with depending on the phase you are in, in your life journey. In books we find mentors.

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot in treasure island”

Walt Disney

It’s always good to travel often without lifting your feet, books allow for this. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.William Styron

The above reasons are why I am introducing a Book Summary Review Category to this blog. Some books are meant to be re-read. And as Francis B said, some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.  Enjoy a summary of the main ideas and arguments that the authors of the said books have presented. With a focus on value points rather than recommendations. “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from itJames Bryce
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21 thoughts on “Book Summary Review Category

  1. Thank you very much for the inspiring post,I agree with your views of reading a book thoroughly before taking up another.Books are real friends especially at a time when friends are scared of meeting each other in the event of pandemic.Books won’t complain of social distancing or about not using a mask so it’s better to have good books as friends than to be lonely.Take care.

    1. Welcome, yes, it’s an essential practice. I like your punπŸ˜€. Very well said though. With books, we won’t need such restrictions and they give wonderful company. Thank you.

      1. Thanks..much awaited. I also believe in reading quality and what resonates with my soul. Life is short and the journey with books is very long.πŸ™‚

      2. Wow, I like the depth in this line “Life is short and the journey with books is very long” πŸ™‚ welcome and glad we resonate on reading quality

  2. Wonderful idea and beautiful post. Many of us read to only forget what is read, when we digest the information and study it gems of wisdom appear. It is interesting to read books years later, we have evolved and perceive different insights from the material. β™¦οΈπŸ™πŸ»

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