Absolutely brilliant video, got me excited about reading again, and surprisingly, I just bought Becoming by Michelle Obama to jump start my reading after a long time of just working and listening to podcasts. GREAT JOB!
This is the reason why I stopped watching movies ,Anime playing video games and pretty much all forms of digital entertainment other than books and the ocasional youtube video,my book list is way too big ,and it would be impossible to read it all without sacrifices,my last thing to cut is youtube,but I guess I'm too adicted
OKAY I'M STUNNED….This guy just expanded my potential…i'm a reader …i read about 20-30 books a year & now after seeing this video i think i am going to be more productive and absorbed in the process…i loved this video …we need more ppl like him…
I probably had this video saved in my 'watch later' playlist for almost 4 months. I just saw it today and W O W. I related to every single word you said at the beginning and feel like these people were giving advice to me, specifically. This really helped me a lot, thank you!!!
Beautiful documentary, but as an argentinean I gotta say that El Ateneo Grand Splendid isn't even the most beautiful bookstore in this video and, most importantly, its book selection SUCKS. Everytime I go I get angry and don't buy anything. It's basically a nice bestsellers store, nothing more.
It's 3 in the morning, and for me it means drunk-like state. I am a terrible reader. I do not read almost nothing, and when I do, I am very, VERY slow. I do not want to be a super reader that reads 50 books a year, but I want to read 5 to 10 a year. For some that might be a misery of books, but for me that would be an incredible improvement. My goal is to read 1 book a month. I have other hobbies that I want to still enjoy, but I recognize the value of being able to read and understand what you are reading. I will do my best to read 30 mins a day, and see where that leads me to. And as a matter of fact I will comment every week here what I read. This will be my personal blog, yet everybody will be able to see my progress. I will start tomorrow and see how it goes.
Ahhhh I miss reading.. but am too old to read YA, and too young to read self help books if you know what I mean.. I feel like books directed at my age group don’t have the same hold that books did in my younger days
But to read as much, you shouldn't writes resumés for each chapter as I do. Is that it? But what's the point of reading that much if you don't have sth to remember the main points? It's like forgetting your knowledge! Even if it is less annoying than always summurizing. How are you reading you people? I'm just curious, cause I'm losing the pleasure.
This is it. I think this is the single best video I've ever watched in all of youtube, no kidding. From the usefulness of the information, to the quality of the interviewees, to the beautiful editing, and to the unexpected and inspiring reflection about slowing down at the end. Besides it's a topic I think a lot of us deeply relate to nowadays, that anxiety of hoarding books (I know I do) and not reading even half of them haha. Thank you 🙂
I have a really hard time picking up books and an even harder time finsihing them. This sucks because I love books and I have SO many books to read on my list. Probably over 100. I always tell my friend "there's so much to read and so little time, with even less motivation." This really helped! Making myself see it as "you just need 30 minutes a day" is so a big help with my crippling lack of motivation, it's a set goal instead of "I'm gonna read this book." I know it's such an easy concept and I've thought of it before, but this video put it into perspective. I'm so happy right now, I'm gonna start cutting through my book list!