Books That Have Made Me
My notes to you from my Kindle
Although I loved paper-and-ink books all my life, I now love Kindle books more. One of the many advantages I get from reading on my Kindle (I've got a Kindle Oasis) is that, while I am reading, I can easily select and save salient sentences or paragraphs into a document on my computer. Later, if needed, I easily and quickly give myself a refresher course of what I thought important in reading the book.
Sharing these clippings with you
Also, I can share these clippings with you. Yes, you could read the entire book like I did. And you might decide to after perusing the parts that I thought especially juicy or valuable.
This link will be updated with new book notes from time to time.
My eclectic life (and mind)
When I was fourteen years old, I decided to put together my "philosophy of life" eclectically. I would explore many different thoughts, belief systems, perspectives, and life arguments somewhat regardless of whether I thought they might align strongly with what I already believed. Thinking for myself, as my mother had taught me to do from age five (or earlier), I would adopt (at least provisionally) new ideas and approaches as they seemed to fit and make sense and let go of the rest. I would also question in what circumstances the ideas may apply and may not apply.
A few of the continual flow of books that have and are making me, in chronological order of my reading
-Steven C. Hayes, Kirk D. Strosahl, and Kelly G. Wilson
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
-Vishen Lakhiani (I read this in December of 2017)
-Annie Murphy Paul (I read this in October of 2021)
-Dan Levy (I read this in August of 2021)
-Juliet Funt (I read this in November of 2021)
-Martin Gibala and Christopher Shulgan (I read this in June of 2018)
-Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM (I read this in February of 2020)
-Douglas Stone (I read this in April of 2020)
-Todd B. Kashdan (I read this in October of 2020)
-Julia Galef (I read this in August of 2021)