May 12, 2012

A1: Reading and Reading and More of the Same

Follow-up to A1: Note–Making and Reading but Rather More of the Former from Midgley, Christopher - Pointless twaddle and meaningless diatribes

Dr Laura Davies; 3rd May.

I haven’t been reading anything (major) from a screen, so point 2 has nothing done :).

books.txt has been created and already looks unwieldy, but I don’t like the loadtime of a proper xls so I’ll probably just try to keep it consistently csv-like for now. Currently ISBN,Name,Author,Comments. ISBN for lookup, name and author so I know what book I’m talking about, comments for self-explanatory.

Skimming: eh, I tried. However, when I see something interesting, the inclination is just to read that immediately, and then get distracted and carry on from there. Ah well, more time is available.

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  1. Thanks for the update. The details you’re recording re. books sound sensible. Might it be helpful too to record the date of publication so that it would be easy to see at a glance – in case you need to track developments over time for instance? When skimming, perhaps you could try to set yourself a smaller goal – say a page to skim. Then you could stop, review, and then read anything that seemed interesting in more detail? Also, it would probably help you to be clear before you start reading WHY you are doing so. This way you should be better able to filter out the relevant and interesting, from just the interesting.

    All best

    16 May 2012, 13:52

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