Reading for the Week of 2/6/2022

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Here is what I read this week. Some of the articles/posts may require a subscription to read them. I also share my recommended reads on Pocket for anyone who wants to follow along there.


Finished Reading

  • The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro. This was, by far, the best and most interesting book of the 5-volume series so far. I have some more thoughts about the book coming on Thursday’s post.
  • How To Take Smart Notes by Ahrens Sönke. This was an interesting read that focused on the Zettelkasten method of notetaking. I was hoping for more concrete examples of how notes like these work and look, but it was a good broad introduction to the method.
  • The Founders’ Fortunes: How Money Shaped the Birth of America by Willard Sterne Randall. A unique history of the American Revolution, looking at the founders, their wealth, how they obtained it, and how that wealth impacted and shaped the revolution and the birth of the United States.

In Progress

  • Never by Ken Follett. Years ago, I tried reading The Pillars of the Earth, but didn’t finish it. More recently, I read Follett’s short work on Notre Dame. This past week, Stephen King tweeted about this new book, and after that, I just had to read it.


Any recommendations for books, articles or posts I should read? Let me know in the comments?

Written on February 12, 2022.

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  1. How To Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens – was this a re-read?

    If not, you’re an impressive distance down the Obsidian path having not read it – that was the book that really sparked everything off for me 🙂


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