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“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” – S.I. Hayakawa
I know some people only read paper books. I love paper books too. Lately, I've enjoyed some of the features that eBooks offer. My favorite feature of electronic books is that you can highlight text, take notes, and then revisit those highlights and notes later - enter Readwise. I've been using the Kindle and Apple Books apps on my iPad, but I've got my eye on this Kindle Oasis*. It's lightweight, easier to read outside, and has fewer built-in distractions.
Highlighting is great, but what's the point if you're never going to see any of those highlights again? Readwise lets you quickly liberate your highlights (all into one place), and ensures that you'll actually see and use them.
Every day I get an email from Readwise that contains a selection of my highlights from all of the books that I've read. I can also highlight what I find interesting on websites and it remembers those too. Also, in each one of the daily emails, I often get a quote from a book that suits my interests. I look forward to my short Readwise session each day. It's a genius idea.
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Get 7 new links every day that make you smarter, tailored to your interests, and curated from 10K+ sources. Our reading list is explicitly designed to help you actually read what you want to read. One great piece at a time.
I just started using Refind a few weeks ago. I entered my reading preferences and each day I receive a curated email with links to articles that align with those preferences.
It's been pretty right on so far. I can offer feedback to fine-tune future selections and even express whether the article made me smarter or not. There is also something called a "deep dive" which I haven't explored yet.
You can learn more about Refind here.
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My favorite thing about Notion is that I can save all of the links that I've found interesting in one place. There is so much more to it than I've explored. I use Notion to draft my weekly newsletter, record ideas, and capture interesting things I find surfing the internet. It's worth checking out.