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Day 66

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

5/3/19


I've been feeling a little guilty lately because I haven't been reading as much as I want to.


I've made writing before bed a priority, but it has taken a toll on my reading time. I haven't yet begun working on my book review for Legacy, but I will. Time to figure out how to manage that time as well.


I saw a post in Austin Kleon's newsleter this morning with strategies on how to read more. The one that stood out to me was to take reading material everywhere you go.


Today, I found time for two chapters in my new book, Color Blind, by Tom Dunkel.


History is my guilty pleasure; baseball is my passion. This book combines those perfectly. While it isn't a self-development book like the next two I have lined up (Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willinks; Chop Wood Carry Water, Joshua Medcalf), it is a very entertaining read for baseball history buffs.


The subtitle reads "The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line."


The story paints a picture of Town Ball in the early 1930's and focuses on the team run by Neil Churchill in Bismark, ND. Churchill put blacks and whites on the field together because he wanted to win, and he found the best players he could, regardless of pigmentation, to accomplish that.


If you want to read more, don't leave your book on the nightstand...or the back of the toilet. Keep it with you throughout the day. Fill downtime with a couple of pages here and there.


Here are the rest of Austin Kleon's strategies.




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