I just thought I’d share a site I discovered this week via Tim Ferriss’ newsletter.
I try to read a much as I can, and as I do I take notes, and highlight my favourite bits using the Kindle.
I put all of these notes into a commonplace book on Evernote, saving the highlights into a big file called ‘clippings’, and then creating notes where I save my favourite quotes into themes such as ‘travel, networking, coaching, public speaking’ etc etc.
This helps me feel like I get the most out of the books I read, saving away my favourite bits for future use at meetings, in presentations and speeches, or just for a bit of inspiration when needed.
But alot of notes get stuffed away at the bottom of a pile. I always copy them across to Evernote, but some I don’t feel need adding to the commonplace book, so they just sit there.
I’ve loved it this week, discovering bits from old books I’d forgotten about, and adding a few more to my commonplace book.
This was my favourite quote of the week, from the Rolf Potts book, Vagabonding:
“The world is a book,” goes a saying attributed to Saint Augustine, “and those who do not travel read only one page.”
So if you’re a Kindle user, and have been wondering how to make the most of all those old highlights, here’s a great option!