This blog is my common place book. It is the place where I take all of the highlighted sections and notes I write while reading, and record my thoughts about those sections. Novel learning is my way of recording what I have learned, and forcing my brain to churn back through my thoughts and notes, so that everything I learn sticks in my mind, and also exists in a searchable location. Novel learning is not a novel idea, common place books are as old as the ancient Romans, but technology sure helps me make my common place book a seriously effective tool. All of my posts are originally written in Evernote where I can return to search for topics, themes and ideas at any time.
I hope my novel learning experiment with making my common place book available to all provides some value to me, and the world.
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