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BookNotes: The Book of Two Ways

Nuggets & notes from the Jodi Picoult book.

When I read, I have the terrible habit of folding down the edges of pages that have intriguing ideas. When I’m done with the book I revisit these pages, re-read and and jot down these yummy bits in my sketchbook.

Lately I’ve been making them more visual. Making the visual notes gives me time to reflect on these ideas and to make them more memorable. So yeah, it’s pretty much sketchnoting a book, but only the highlights that I care about.

Most of my reading is non-fiction. But The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult was recommended by my sister. Our dad was dying and the main character is a death doula. There’s also quite a bit of archeology and Egyptology. Sprinkle in some quantum physics, and there’s a lot to ponder.

Here are the BookNotes. The metric in the upper right corner is the “note rate.” This is the percentage of pages of the book with notes. It’s not a standard metric, but it’s interesting for me to track.

BookNotes: The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (fiction)