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May 29, 2019 14:43:29

Book summaries

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During my experiment to find the 3 books to focus on for the year, I read a lot of book summaries to aid in my selection. 

A lot of people are investing time to write these summaries and I like reading them before and after I have read my books. These sites not only help me retain the lessons I read about but also reminds me about the things I may have forgotten. If you have not read a book summary before, I encourage you to try.

Here are the list of the ones I use frequently.  

1) https://sivers.org/book
2) https://ashishb.net/books-worth-reading/
3) https://www.samuelthomasdavies.com/book-summaries/
4) https://jamesclear.com/book-summaries
5) https://fourminutebooks.com/book-summaries/
6) https://www.nateliason.com/notes?utm_source=designepiclife
7) https://fastertomaster.com/articles/?utm_source=designepiclife#book-summaries
8) https://blog.12min.com/
9) https://www.njlifehacks.com
10) https://www.readmybooknotes.com/
11) https://www.optimize.me/
12) https://designepiclife.com/book-summary-websites/

It is interesting that there are a few services charge you a fee for these summaries. How come there is no copyright law against making money from someone else's creative work?

I see a lot of summary books on sale on Amazon itself. How is this a legitimate thing? It is like remixing a cool song and not giving the original singer any royalty.

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    @keni Thanks for these great resources. I, too, wondered the legality of those summaries that exist on Amazon. There has to be a line somewhere regarding copywriter infringement. I have a love/hate relationship with summaries. I have a subscription to Blinkist, but I admit I don't use it that much. I guess if a book is important enough I want the real deal and not someone's summary of it. That said, I probably could use summaries more for books that aren't in my top tier of interest but are nevertheless on topics I am at least mildly curious about.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | May 29, 2019 14:25:24
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      @brandonwilson - I agree..... It's always better to read the whole book. I find that the more summaries I read, the more books I add to read. I have too many book on my to read list and I have already decided that I will apply more than I read...so the list grows even more.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 31, 2019 09:29:16
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