An idiosyncratic ebook reading workflow

I’ve found the following workflow that I enjoy for reading ebooks. In particular right now I’m finding this to be a good way to read the book The Misbehavior of Markets by Benoit Mandelbrot.

  1. Open the book in the Calibre ebook reader
  2. Copy and paste a chapter’s worth of text from Calibre
  3. … into the Evernote “legacy” Windows client, one note per chapter
  4. Spend a few minutes “copy editing” the note in Evernote, making sure diagrams appear in the right places, formatting quotes, etc
  5. Print out the note (really: chapter) from Evernote, which uses a print stylesheet on Windows that I particularly enjoy for some reason 6. Staple the printed pages together and read them in my favorite chair

Honestly really enjoying this

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I'm the author of 'Jelec: the White Bear, or, Beware an Encounter with a Raven and his Friends.' For my day job, I work as a technical writer at a software company.

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