Why not try it myself?
No reason at all. So in January, I set about reading mindfully. I selected a book and read nothing else until I finished it. My only bonus: I simultaneously read a physical book while listening to others during my day job commute. But the main thing was whatever book I was reading/listening to, I finished it.
And I ended up completing eight books in that single month!
Yeah, some of them were shorter pulp novels from the 1930s but they were books. And I consumed eight of them. I was really thrilled and I realized how simple a thing it is to choose a book and just focus on it. None of them were bad—because I will not finish bad books. Life’s too short to read bad books.
Here is what I read and the format:
- 2 Jan 2018: Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth (audio)
- 11 Jan 2018: Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (audio)
- 14 Jan 2017: The Shadow: Partners in Peril (audio)
- 21 Jan 2018: One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer (review on Wednesday)
- 23 Jan 2018: Talking About Detective Fiction by P. D. James (audio)
- 26 Jan 2018: The Shadow: The Shadow Unmasks (audio)
- 29 Jan 2018: Longarm and the Border Wildcat #229
- 31 Jan 2018: Doc Savage: The Polar Treasure (audio)