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Default 03-10-2017, 10:34 PM

Just finished..

The Art of People - The 11 simple people skills that will get you everything you want

There are 12 weeks left of the year. I'm gunna try and read 10 books by the end of the year.

Yes I know that sounds easy but I'll be doing it alongside intensive study work as well as the gym and all the other life shit.

If I get 10 books read in that time I should have built a good habit leading up to the new year in which I'll be attempting to read up to 100 books in the year.... But 52 will be the primary goal; at least 1 book a week.

The book I've just finished counts, so I have 9 more to read before the end of December. I've probably read 20/25 books and eBooks so far this year. Not as many as I'd hoped but much more than most people these days.

I'll likely be reading quite fast, but slow enough to understand everything. Some people here have suggested to me that reading all these books is pointless, but I'd like to quote Warren Buffett on getting smarter by reading..

"Read 500 pages every week. That's how knowledge builds up, like compound interest"

I certainly prefer to read than watch game of thrones or eastenders. Fuck me, the soaps I'd rather cut myself.

Now to go choose another unread book from the 100 or so in my home library.


Ps. In work lately there has been a lot of downtime. So I've been able to use some of that time to spend reading, rather than talking shit to those around me. Which, I'm astounded I hadn't thought of before. Nonetheless, I might actually be able to squeeze my book a week into my working days, which would be awesome.


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Default 04-10-2017, 01:34 AM

I read every day. I make a point of reading 50 pages a day. 25 pages earlier and 25 pages later. That way I can get through a novel in a week.
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Default 04-10-2017, 09:27 AM

That's cool man I read every day too. It can be anything from 10 pages to half a book (on a very good day). I don't read fiction though, only self-development, educational and psychology stuff.

I do keep some lighter reading by my bed though to help me drift off to sleep. Like right now I'm reading a true story about a guy who escaped from the Bangkok Hilton; the toughest prison in Thailand.


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Default 05-10-2017, 11:43 PM

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That's cool man I read every day too. It can be anything from 10 pages to half a book (on a very good day). I don't read fiction though, only self-development, educational and psychology stuff.

I do keep some lighter reading by my bed though to help me drift off to sleep. Like right now I'm reading a true story about a guy who escaped from the Bangkok Hilton; the toughest prison in Thailand.
Reading non-fiction is a habit of the successful!

History and science books I find pretty good. Books on language as well.

You should compile a list, maybe in OP showing what books you recommend. Maybe made a new thread.
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Default 06-10-2017, 12:52 AM

I had to laugh when people have told me that I'd LOVE the likes of the Harry Potter series. I'm like no I wouldn't, because I know I wouldn't.

It's a similar thing like this game of thrones shite. Everyone's telling me "Dan you HAVE to watch it!" No, I don't, and thanks for trying to tell me I have to, because now there's even less chance of me watching it than the zero chance that there was before.

I love history although I haven't got into it. It's one of them things I plan to do at some point that I never do. In fact one thing I have always wanted to do is trace my family tree back as far as I possibly can. As far as I'm aware, the furthest back anyone ever gets is like the early 1800s. There was an episode of Who do you think you are featuring Danny Dyer. They told him he was a descendant of Henry the 8th, which I think is quite possibly bullshit. It's nearly 500 years ago. Although if true, kinda cool.



Anyway, this thread here is for me to track and keep a note of all the books I read and I'm not interested in starting another thread to talk about books I'm going to be mentioning on this thread. But I'll consider what you suggested and perhaps give a short review or recommendation on certain books rather than me simply saying, Ok I've read this book, now I'm gunna read another one" which like I said is only useful for me keeping track and not in any way helpful for anyone else either considering reading the same book, or who has read the same book.

I do open the floor to questions, criticisms or chats about any of the books I post about.

I'm also open to discreet, homosexual acts.


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Default 06-10-2017, 01:37 AM

I only just started watching gameof thrones. 4 episodes in and its pretty good, don't knock it till you've tried it.

Plus Emilia Clarke gets her tits out and gets fucked quite a lot, shes pretty fit.
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Default 06-10-2017, 09:13 PM

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4 episodes in and its pretty good, don't knock it till you've tried it
No this is the kind of thing that makes me not wanna watch it. I've been told exactly this about Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings for example... "No Dan you will definitely love it!" Actually trying to tell me that I will like it and that that's a fact.

No, I won't. I know that I won't. I'm not into any of that fantasy shit.

In fact I'm too stubborn to try and like anything I've been "told" I will like.


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Default 18-10-2017, 12:01 AM

This weeks book, that I have just finished..

Smart Thinking - How to think big, innovate and outperform your rivals

Covers a whole bunch of different areas like replacing habits with new behaviours that foster clever thinking. Maximising your memory. Effective ways to present and process information. And applying your knowledge to solve challenging problems.


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Default 18-10-2017, 02:47 AM

Do you read and gestate on the knowledge? Or do you actively implement the mindsets and habits they offer?

I personally read a few books over and over again to ingrain them in my head but I also have a 1% retention rate plus a terrible memory.

Good books:

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Discourses by Epitectus
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
No More Mr.Nice Guy (this has an action plan to improve yourself) by Dr.Robert Glover
Models by Mark Manson (Great dating advice with an action plan)

All great books which have habits and mindsets you can implement.


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Default 18-10-2017, 11:33 AM

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Do you read and gestate on the knowledge? Or do you actively implement the mindsets and habits they offer?

Well I read so much that yes a lot of it will just be taken in as knowledge but I do implement the behaviours and habits that stood out to me or that I know I need to change/work on.

For instance for the past year or more I've been working on my confidence around solid body language and voice tonality. Everyone in the office knows when Dan's around - they'll hear me before they see me. I talk clearly and audibly, from my diaphragm not my throat. Some of them complain/joke that I'm too loud but there are zero fucks given, they can all talk like little mice if they wish. I won't.


I personally read a few books over and over again to ingrain them in my head but I also have a 1% retention rate plus a terrible memory.

I'm unsure what my retention rate is but I'm certainly happier reading than watching TV or something equally as pointless. There's some books I intend to read over again too because I know they are beneficial.

It's impossible to retain absolutely everything a book tells you but most of us will take at least a few important nuggets from each book.


Good books:

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Discourses by Epitectus
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
No More Mr.Nice Guy (this has an action plan to improve yourself) by Dr.Robert Glover
Models by Mark Manson (Great dating advice with an action plan)

All great books which have habits and mindsets you can implement.
I managed to download 3 of these ebooks for for free. The 2 I din't get are the Mark Manson ones but I'll get around to it.


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