The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
Reading 100 books in a year is not great, reading the relevant 100 books is!
But even after reading so many books, at least 10 in a year, it takes efforts to retain what we read.
In fact, until we practice what we read, it’s hard to retain what we learned, spending the time reading them.
That’s why it’s important to retain what we’ve read – to justify the time spent. Not to forget the very reason why we even picked the book. This section of ‘The Key Ponderer’ aims at solving that problem in two ways:
- Active recall: this is the technique that ‘Deep Work’ author Cal Newport suggests to remember and recall whatever we’ve learned.
- AnkiApp strategies: similar to the above one, Derek Sivers (founder of CDBaby) suggests to use Anki Apps to take notes so we can read them later, recall them, and thus help ourselves to stick them to our brains.
Combining the above two strategies, I created quizzes with questions from the popular books that I read – just to scratch my own itch of reading and retaining what I have read. This not only helps in retaining, but also challenging me to read with intent to remember, and practice what I am learning.
If this can help me, it can help you too.
Go ahead click the links above to start taking (fun) quizzes and help yourself in retaining the content from your favorite books.
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