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Moonwalking with Einstein
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything | Joshua Foer
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory. An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes". He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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BBooks
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A journey with Joshua Foer on how he became the American memory champion by researching how memory champions memorize so much data so fast. Interesting read.

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keithmalek
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7 covers you love for 7 days, no explanations
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BulkingBookie
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"Life seems to speed up as we get older because life gets less memorable as we get older"
Back in my hometown, changing up the art.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow! I really had to think about that one. It‘s true...there are very few “firsts” by a certain age, but maybe that‘s the key...keeping up the “firsts”. Thank you for posting that quote. I must ponder it further. I guess that‘s the great thing about books..there‘s thousands and reading a new one to you is a first🤙🏽 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Cool pencil art. 4mo
BulkingBookie Good point about the love of reading 👉 Since a new book is basically a new universe, it feels like you live so much each time 👁️ Thanks 🙂 I used to collect the pencils I used, but decided to clear the old drawers 4mo
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If anyone is familiar with Thomas Frank (first of all, congrats for being a self-improvement nerd 😎🤝), you might have heard of his friend Martin, who reads non-fiction in the mornings and fiction in the evenings.
So I tried this. Knowledge and inspiration earlier, to get my brain going. A story is dreamier and more pleasurable, and fits well at nighttime.
Plus, you look smarter, when you tell people you're reading two books 😅
Am I insane?

wanderinglynn Nope, that sounds like great advice. I know I‘m much more likely to ingest info in the morning, so it would make sense to read non-fic then. And then relax and escape in a fictional world in the evening when my brain is tired. 5mo
BulkingBookie Exactly 👉 I found I get through the fictions much slower, due to tiredness, but when trying to prioritize learning, you have to leave sweet escapism for later 4mo
BulkingBookie Brain juicing with non fic on a sofa, in the morning light, near some plants, might of gotten me through my finals 4mo
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Really digging this book, it's like a game changer for reading other books 💯

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During the summer of 1883, while he was writing Huckleberry Finn, Twain #procrastinated by developing a game to teach his children the English monarchs. It worked by mapping out the lengths of their reigns using pegs along a road near his home. Twain was essentially turning his backyard into a memory palace.
#QuotsyMar19
#31DaysOfNonFiction

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Fantastic fantastic book!! I had so much fun reading this book, and it opened my eyes on how our memories work and how memory athletes use mnemonic techniques to achieve incredible feats. I can't recommend this book enough. A must read.

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I learned a lot from this audiobook, from the historical origins of memory making to the global championships. As an educator who struggles to memorize but learns with ease, some of the reasons for that were explained. I don't necessarily agree with it all, but found this fascinating. What struck me is that the competitions seem dominated by males. Why? That was not even a topic of discussion.

4 Stars - Photo Editor gone wonky.⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kappadeemom Hi Pepe - just checking to see if you got the book I sent to you?? Just worried about you! 2y
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respekt1111
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A memory palace is a place you build in your mind to help you remember lists, numbers, the US presidents or, in my case, all the books I read this year! It works!

AWahle Whenever I hear the phrase "memory palace" I think about Sherlock Holmes. 2y
respekt1111 @AWahle haha, yeah I've been hearing that a lot. It's a fascinating exercise to try! 2y
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MEGR
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When you want to get good at something, how you spend your time is more important than the amount of time you spend....To improve, we must watch ourselves fail, and learn from our mistakes.

Ranveer Please provide pdf 2y
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MEGR
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This week, while reading about the lost art of memory, I forgot to turn in an assignment at work AND mixed up the date for an important dinner party that was planned months ago.....I guess I'll just have to keep reading! 😜

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The library book sale has been good to me these last couple of weeks!

Reviewsbylola Loved The Fault in Our Stars. The Beukes is good too! 2y
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Ja_Mez
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Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. Don't be misled by this catchy title...its not about Einstein at all, but rather memory and the mnemonics people create to help them remember thousands of digits or the order of ten decks of cards. I'd like to see this made as a spiritual sequel to Inception.

#bookreview #books #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #instabooks #moonwalkingwitheinstein #joshuafoer #inception

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#WalkingOnTheMoon with two books from my read shelf. As a bonus, we have a moonwalking Storm Trooper for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars!

#rockinmay

Cinfhen How were the books? They both sound fascinating! And your storm trooper is 👌🏽 3y
dariazeoli @Cinfhen Shhh! I swiped the Storm trooper off of a Google 😉 Both books are interesting reads! MJ's is from the 80s. Foer I listened to on audio. My memory didn't entirely benefit from his writing about memory 😁 3y
Cinfhen 😂😂😂 3y
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This is one of the few non-fiction books i actually found quite useful!
The author is a journalist that decided to train his memory for a year after attending the US Memory Championship and decided to participate himself.
He shares with us the techniques used by those considered memory masters (like the memory palace, which is not like in Sherlock!) and proves that everyone's minds have huge capacities, we just have to know how to train them!

wen4blu I borrowed this one from the library, forgot when it was due, and had to pay a fine!!!! 😝 3y
Bradleygirl Sweet, this is on my TBR but I keep sidelining it. #motivation 3y
Laura317 @wen4blu Your comment that you forgot after reading a book about remembering gave me a giggle. 😁 3y
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mynamerhymes
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One of my #recentnonficyionreads. Another excellent audiobook in my nonfiction collection. A fun narrative memoir like book with lots of research on the history and science of memory. #marchintoreading

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Anyone else planning to read during the Super Bowl? Obliviously not during the commercials!!!

DrJAdMerricksson Omc! I have this problem all the time! 3y
Nat_Reads Preach. 3y
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Smashlee My text to my friend earlier was "I have this fantasy of reading in bed while the game is on." I party like a rockstar. ? 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Me too! And hang out here. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto ✋🏼 me! Super bowl Sunday is just an excuse to read while eating snacks. 😉 3y
dariazeoli I will read through it all. Except the halftime show. Curious if Gaga will bring Tony Bennett out 🤔 3y
bookishlyblessed Definitely, we are going by my parents for the super bowl. We are eating dinner and when the game starts going home and I'll be reading. 3y
Lmstraubie Yes! I already have claimed my cozy spot. Just off to the side, but still able to watch the commercials. 👍 3y
ReadingSusan I won't be able to read since my hubby and I don't have cable so we are going to his friends to watch. However I will probably have a book on my phone to read in case the Falcons are losing badly. 3y
Zelma If it's a lopsided game, I have every intention of reading or playing on Litsy. No one here to entertain or judge (and I even love football! Just not into NFL at all this year.) 3y
KerriArista Yes- I'm reading Lily and the Octopus.❤ 3y
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GabriannaLikesToRead
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Starting the new year out right! Time to start training this ol' brain of mine. Tired of having a foggy mind, time for some change!

emilyhaldi I have the worst memory! Definitely going to take a look at this book 😉 3y
GabriannaLikesToRead Haha right! I must get better at retaining information💪 📚 3y
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So. A funny thing. One of my secret joys is correcting misshelved books in the public library. It gives me a sense of control in the crazy, unwelcoming world. I know if changes nothing, but I like to think it's for the greater good.

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Really great book, especially for anyone who is into the genre of "Micro history". It gives a really good detailed overview of the quirky sport of memorizing but also delves deeper into the historic roots of the art of memory, connection between memory and reading and memorizing in education. Definitely recommend as a fun enlightening read!

marixa I'm reading this right now, too. I agree that it's fascinating b 3y
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Cupofjo Awe, adorable Westie! 3y
MrBook 😻👍🏻 3y
Reading_E Thank you! Actually he is a Wheaten terrier but definitely related to a Westie 😃 3y
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marixa I'm reading this book right now, too! I'm still at the beginning but curious if you've tried using the "memory palace" technique? 3y
Reading_E Actually I followed along in my own "memory palace" when he does it for the first time and it works really well! I love the history behind all of the memory technique/reading. 3y
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Literature, music, law, politics, science, math : our culture is an edifice built of externalized memories.

MrBook Cool! I'm in 😊👍🏻. 3y
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