Published: 9 months ago

Thursday Three For All: Books, More Books, and Gorillas

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)


10 Rules to Read More Books This Year

(via @joeljmiller) I fell short of my goal last year, so 2018 kicked off with a dedicated reading block each evening. So far, so good.

1. Keep track. If you’re looking to read more, one of the easiest methods is simply logging what you read. When my list of completed titles is short, I want to read more. When it’s long, I get a surge of pride and excitement and want make it longer. I also get a charge when I survey what I’ve learned or felt in my reading over the past several months. More, please.

2. Switch formats. I love physical books. I also love audiobooks and tolerate ebooks. But I’m happy to switch between all three formats to finish a book, especially paper and audio. I’ll listen while I drive and then find my place in my copy on my nightstand later that evening. For books I regularly reread, such as Montaigne’s Essays, I keep all three formats handy so I can read whenever, wherever the mood strikes.


How to Invest in Your Future

(via @robertvadams) No one I know reads more than my friend Bob. He goes into more detail on how to get the most out of any book you read.

One of my greatest passions is reading.

I developed this passion at an early age, and have continued to strengthen it over the years. In addition to being my passion, reading is also an important part of my role as Vision Room Curator at Auxano. In that role, I am responsible for publishing SUMS Remix every two weeks. SUMS Remix is a modified book summary in which I develop a solution to a common problem faced by church leaders from 3 different books. So, preparing SUMS Remix in 2017 alone means I have gone through dozens of leadership and organization development books to arrive at the 78 used in producing 26 issues this year.


Gorillas Failing at Climbing Trees

(via @premiumfunny) Just skip ahead to the one minute mark to get the goodies. The look of shame on gorilla #1 is all of us the first day back at the gym.


photo credit: Jason Mathis

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