What is The Avid Bookreader?
It is a little corner in the massive World Wide Web where I hang out and share my love of learning and reading and hope to find a community of others just like me to hang out with.
Why did I start The Avid Bookreader?
The short answer is – I love learning and I love reading. So why not share my learning and my love of reading?
If I could just help one person each day learn one new thing, that would put a smile on my face knowing I’ve helped a person improve themself, if only just a little bit.
But if you want the slightly longer answer, read on 🤠
I’ve been reading a long time and taking a lot of notes for awhile now.
Over the years, lots of people have remarked that
- I take really good notes; or
- I take way too much notes.
Having gone through law school I never really took that as a compliment nor an insult, more as a necessity for survival on those horrific “open book” law exams.
The habit caught on and permeated every other aspect of my life and today I am a bit of a sucker for journaling and logging and documenting things.
Once my wife casually remarked, “you should start a blog since you read and write so much.”
I was like, “hmm good idea I can’t believe I’ve never really thought about that.”
Little wonder, as I didn’t know the first thing about blogging. I had my doubts.
But 2 things happened
- I read Austin Kleon’s eye-opening book Show Your Work and was very inspired to take action on this front.
- I realized it resonates with the whole spirit of learning. You learn and you give back by sharing what you learned. This in turn takes you to the next level of your learning journey.
To cut a long story short, after of course reading up on the topic of blogging and starting a website and so on… I finally took the plunge.
So here we are.
What The Avid Bookreader is Not
Despite its name, I don’t intend it to be just a book summary and review site. I simply picked this name because my learning mostly takes the form of reading and because of my love of books.
In short – I love discovering new things each day and I share my learning journey on this blog!
“I am Still Learning” – The Avid Bookclub Bulletin
Besides blogging here, my other main form of communication will be through the “I am Still Learning” weekly newsletter.
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Happy Reading 📚