Note — Mar 15, 2020

How to Read Like Rossellini

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I’m a sucker for stuff like this about reading and writing. Short one by Austin Kleon on Roberto Rossellini’s nighttime reading habit.

The filmmaker claimed he annotated over 9000 books and that his nighttime reading — gathering “an extraordinary amount of information” — gave him the freedom to be improvisational on set during the day. […]

1. Promiscuous reading, or reading more than one book at a time.

2. Marginalia, or reading with a pencil.

3. Revisiting your notes and copying them for later use.