I’ve talked a few times about my big reading shortcut, and how I can spend less than an hour to extract almost all of the best information from almost any book. It works amazingly well, but it’s a very focused hour to get it done (20 minutes reading, 20 minutes pulling more quotes, 20 minutes processing it all).
This past weekend our family went away to Charleston for a quick mini-vacation. It was a fairly packed and excellent weekend, and I knew I’d have a bit of downtime to just read/relax. However, that “shortcut” was far too intense for this kind of reading. For that, it was just back to some normal books on the Kindle.
I could read when I had a few minutes, but then put it away at a moment’s notice.
It was nice.
I’ll continue to work that shortcut a few times a week in order to keep my “to-read” list in check (it’s still at 147 books, so it’ll be a while), but it’s great sometimes to just relax and read and not worry about having to push so hard.