How I Saved Over $300 On Books Completely Legally

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  I surpassed my yearly goal of reading 30 books and it’s only June. I definitely sandbagged that challenge. I started realizing how expensive this hobby would be if it hadn’t been for my “secret” to saving hundreds of dollars on ebooks: the public library. Most people know that they can borrow eBooks from their local library, but they don’t actually do it because they think it’s inconvenient. In this… Continue Reading

Monthly Book List: March 2016

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Books I Read in March Title Author My Rating Goodreads Rating 1 The Intellectual Toolkit of Geniuses: 40 Principles that Will Make You Smarter and Teach You to Think Like a Genius  Robledo, I.C.  3.68 2 Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?  Kaling, Mindy  3.84 3 The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage John, Daymond  4.28 Book of… Continue Reading

Monthly Book List: February 2016

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Books I Read in February Title Author My Rating Goodreads Rating 1 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom 3.89 2 Dark Places Gillian Flynn 3.91 3 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think Laura Vanderkam 3.64 4 Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Jeff Sutherland 4.20 5 You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living… Continue Reading

Book Review: Eat That Frog!

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Rating: 4/5 Eat That Frog! is a pretty short book I read last month, among the other 13 books I read in January. It focuses on the concept of “eating one’s frog,” or tackling the thing you don’t want to do but provides a great amount of value. Here are some key passages I highlighted1: “Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to… Continue Reading

How I Read 14 Books Last Month

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I never thought of myself as a fast reader, but in January I was able to read 14 books. I have a tendency to re-read paragraphs to make sure I didn’t miss anything and to sound out all the words in my head (subvocalization), which is supposedly an absolute speed-reading no-no. I read about 327 words per minute. The average reading speed is about 250, while speed readers read about 650… Continue Reading