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by Andri Snær Magnason

Started May 3, 2023
Finished May 13, 2023

Four Seasons in Rome
by Anthony Doerr

Started May 5, 2023
Finished May 7, 2023

The Finnish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
by Katja Pantzar

book notes »

Started Apr 29, 2023
Finished May 3, 2023

Kundo Wakes Up
by Saad Z. Hossain

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Started Mar 24, 2023
Finished May 2, 2023

Focus Mode

I’m in the midst of a productive two weeks trying hard to avoid the little distractions that can drain my attention and energy. Looking at you, Youtube.

But one consequence is that I’m reading more — much more — and am trying hard to keep up with my practice of writing “book notes”: part review, part synopsis, and (sometimes) part personal essay.

Here are some recent ones, and you can find the rest linked from the Reading page:

Cover for the book "On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to Kathmandu" by Rick Steves, featuring an old photo of an orange and white short bus in a desert area, loaded with passengers inside and on the roof, being stopped by an official in a beige uniform.

On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to Kathmandu
by Rick Steves

book notes »

Started Apr 22, 2023
Finished Apr 29, 2023

Most Dope: The Extraordinary Life of Mac Miller
by Paul Cantor

book notes »

Started Mar 25, 2023
Finished Apr 25, 2023

Arctic Chill
by Arnaldur Indriðason

book notes »

Started Feb 27, 2023
Finished Mar 14, 2023

The Draining Lake
by Arnaldur Indriðason

book notes »

Started Jan 14, 2023
Finished Feb 22, 2023

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life
by Ole Thorstensen

Started Jul 5, 2022
Finished Sep 5, 2022