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Barbell Reading

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The light side of the barbell is to read the book quickly.

The heavy side is for good books only to read them again, in detail, taking notes etc.

I currently (2019-01-21) do something close to this. For very good books like Persons And Reasons I will spend time when writing the review and doing the initial note-processing to go back over some passages, look up concepts from the text, check references, etc. I am not going quite as deep as I could here though. It might be worth doing a second read for 5 star books to really lean on this side of the barbell. After all, the good books seem to stand up to re-reading very well, Seneca seems to contain new things every time I read him.

This heavy side of the barbell is How reading becomes knowledge

https://zettelkasten.de/posts/barbell-method-reading/

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