Monday, April 1, 2024

March Book Report

Edmond, OK, March 2023
I finished 12 books last month.

A quote from this month's reading:

[Doing one thing at a time] "...attempts to reduce the cognitive toll of feeling like everyone needs you at all times. All things being equal, workflows that minimize this never-ending stream of urgent communication are superior to those that instead amplify it. When you're at home at night, or relaxing over the weekend, or on vacation, you shouldn't feel like each moment away from work is a moment in which you're accumulating deeper communication debt. in the age of the hyperactive hive mind, we've become used to this despondent state as a necessary consequence of our high-tech world, but this is nonsense."--Cal Newport, A World Without Email, p. 113

Here is my progress toward various goals and challenges:

 Here are the books I finished in March 2024: 
  1. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam (audiobook, 3-stars)
  2. A World Without Email by Cal Newport (5-stars)
  3. Boom Town by Sam Anderson (4-stars)
  4. Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear (5-stars)
  5. Southern Lady Code: Essays by Helen Ellis (4-stars)
  6. The Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life by Rodd Wagner (3-stars)
  7. The Lantern's Dance by Laurie R. King (4-stars)
  8. A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larsen (3-stars)
  9. The Quiet American by Graham Greene (4-stars)
  10. The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms that Made Us Who We Are by David M. Henkin (audiobook, 3-stars)
  11. Slow Productivity by Cal Newport (4-stars)
  12. The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie (5-stars)
I think I need a sabbatical from work because I am way behind on reading my library books. The pile just keeps growing! Reading sabbaticals should totally be a thing.

1 comment:

  1. Twelve books in 1 month is nothing to sneeze at, especially when so many of them turn out to be good 4- or 5-star ratings. Also, YES, reading sabbaticals absolutely should be a thing!


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