Monday, February 8, 2016

The Book Blab: Reading Goals (Ep. 3 Show Notes)

Hi all! If you missed our episode of The Book Blab last Friday, have no fear, the archive and show notes are below. Amy and I had a fabulous time talking about reading goals (it may be February, but it's not too late to set some reading goals for the year).

0:38 - Amy's laryngitis and Suzanne's special guest

1:35 - Follow up to last month's conversation about pretty editions

2:40 - Goals for the new year
  • 2:55 - Amy's opinion
  • 3:32 - Suzanne's opinion 
4:36 - Reading goals
  • 4:50 - Suzanne's thoughts (what prompted her to start making reading goals)
  • 5:50 - Amy's thoughts
7:00 - Some of Amy's content-specific goals

10:30 -  Suzanne's numbers goals

11:40 - Why Suzanne is not making any content goals

14:10 - How to make manageable reading goals

16:45 - The pros and cons of planning too much or too little

18:00 - Suzanne's reading for school vs. pleasure

19:05 - The pros and cons of setting a numbers goal

20:45 - Two favorite self-help books
  • 22:10 - Suzanne's pick
  • 24:09 - Amy's pick
27:35 - Answering questions
  • 27:45 - Do you prefer physical books over audio books?
  • 28:35 - How is your retention when you read a lot?
  • 29:25 - Do you have any recommendations for time management books?
  • 30:36 - What are some books worth spending audible credits on?
32:45 - Conclusion

Links from the show: 

Amy's reading goals: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016
Suzanne's goals: 2014 / 2015 / 2016 
Modern Mrs. Darcy's 2016 Reading Challenge 
Suzanne's review of  The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert 
Magic Lessons (Elizabeth Gilbert's podcast)
Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington 
Amy's review of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 
Happier (Gretchen Rubin's podcast)
Suzanne's review of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
Amy's review of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Amy's review of  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

As always, I'd love to hear what you think of the show, and if you have ideas for topics of future shows. What reading goals have you set before?

1 comment:

  1. This was fun to watch! Good job, ladies! I want to check out some of these books you recommended, particularly the "168 Hours" one.
    For me to watch live, probably afternoons would be the best bet: older 2 are in school and youngest could be entertained with something else for a few minutes. Other than that, I'll just watch it later after kids are in bed anyway!