Here’s what I’m up to now:
And just like that, my winter holidays are almost over. I start my second semester in about one week’s time. So I’m currently preparing for my second semester of school. The reading lists are already out and I’m slowly going through them but I need to ramp it up. I’m also going in with a different approach on making notes. I’ve learned about the “question-driven approach” which should make learning more interesting and genuinely deepen my understanding. The only way to know whether it works is to test it out.
Other than school-related things, I’m still trying to spend time reading and writing. To be objective and compassionate, I have been reading more than usual, but I didn’t finish any big books or even get started on as many as I wanted to. I’m still reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, but I haven’t started on other books like The Power Broker by Robert Caro. These are thick books, perfect for the holidays, but looks like I’ve missed that window. For writing, I’ve barely done any writing other than editing old blog posts here. Not great. It’s not like I don’t enjoy doing it. I think the main problem is that it’s just more difficult to get started with reading or writing. Compared to a quick five minute YouTube video which can be accessed in three clicks. Writing requires more time and effort to sit, think, and type.
Happy New Year and take care.
Here’s what I’m currently reading.