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I counted the number of ebooks I read this week.
It’s about 15-20.

You will say:
“Where did you find the time?”
“Where do you find them?”
“Do you really read them?”

Well I find the time where it is, the books where they are, and hell yes, I read them.

Think about that:
That guy spent 50 years travelling around the world and met countless number of people.
He lived situations that I never would have thought about and might have become the man I have always wanted to be.

And he summarized all that in 70 pages.
Of course, one life is not a one book.

But then again, I realize a lot of things, and experienced things I would have never seen abroad.

Good Will Hunting’s movie starred Matt Damon who could talk about anything he’s read in a book. Robin William’s would say something like “You could talk about the Sixtine Chapelle, but you’d never know how it feels like to be there, the smell around…”

True. How true. But, there are lots of things that you need to experience
But when it comes to learning something, guidelines are COOL!
When you can’t afford or can’t find a teacher, you can learn ANYTHING.
(even learn to learn, learn to unlearn, and all of those two faster)

I started reading things about speed reading, business sales, online marketing, and when I found the reference book (domain specific bibles), I found the backbone for my knowledge. The rest naturally came into place, where it belongs.

Now I’ve downloaded 52 gigs on criminality, survival, lockpicking, ninja stuff, hypnosis, car tuning and manuscript writing.

I think I just need to know stuff for the sake of knowing them.
Wow, just today I added 5 words in my japanese vocabulary.


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2 Comments to "eBook-o-limia"

  1. Régis's Gravatar Régis
    September 23, 2008 - 1:33 am | Permalink

    which ebook do you use, a kindle?

  2. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    September 23, 2008 - 11:25 am | Permalink

    I use my laptop as a ebook reader.
    I am waiting for flexible ebook readers.
    Then we can talk.

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