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Category: I’m Reading a Book

The Love of Lists

  I love lists.  Ah, the moment I check off a task with an exaggerated flourish, there is an immediate sense of accomplishment.  Efficient, effective and documented, checklists give significance to the small, seemingly trivial actions that fill up our days. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is an excellent illustration for the merits of using this tried and true technique. There is only one area of my life that I have difficulties with lists: books.   Here’s my problem. My reading lists are long – very, very long.  Every year,… Read more The Love of Lists