Posts tagged Books
You Are What You Consume -- on being an intentional consumer

Ernest Hemingway’s personal method for writing was characteristically simple and unpretentious. “All you have to do is write one true sentence” he said, “Write the truest sentence that you know.”

I begin, then, where Hemingway began each time he sat down to pen his stories, vulnerably and profoundly: with an affidavit of complete sincerity. I don’t think these monthly posts will be valuable to you in the sense that I have grasped and will impart any ethereal revelations that you couldn’t discover more applicably and tangibly on your own. I do, however, hope to share a bit of my experience with you. So that anything I dig up and dust off and polish into this post that has been individually experienced will inspire you to do the same, to think more intentionally, to live more intentionally in your own way.

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The Reading List of Theodore Roosevelt

well-read gentleman (or lady) understands the inherent and artistic value of a curated book list. If you are an avid reader already, perhaps you have a collection of authors who's books you eagerly consume and cherish. Collecting a personal library of books is a wonderfully easy (and relatively cheap) way of building a "board of advisors" so to speak. Books are the compact, organized package of knowledge and wisdom from brilliant minds across the centuries making it, easily, one of the most beneficial investments of our time and money.

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14 Reasons I Consume Books Like Bacon

In a time when people are reading almost constantly whether it be a text message or an advertisement, it really is quite incredible how few books are being read. The long-form book is rarely appreciated for what it truly brings to the table. In my own recent efforts to become a better man, I wanted to reacquaint myself with the physical, hard-copy book that I used to know and love. It wasn't until I began reading regularly that I fell in love with reading again. I hope you'll join me in my reading adventures. Perhaps, first, we should look to the benefits of reading. The following fourteen listed here are benefits that I have come to see first-hand in my own life.

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