Last night my wife and I watched Stanley & Iris.

It was  a movie about an illiterate man, played by Robert Di Nero, who learned to how to read and write from a women who he ultimately fell in love with.

I don’t usually get emotional when I watch movies like this. But I’ll be honest, the thought of someone not being able to read made me want to cry!

I love reading so much that it sounds like the saddest thing in the world to not be able to. 

So as we watched the movie I googled ‘how many people in america are illiterate.’  According to this article, there are 32 million adults in the U.S. who can’t read! Yikes. I had no idea it was that bad.

It was interesting that my wife chose to watch this movie yesterday because unbeknownst to her I was working on a new project for this blog right before she started the movie. 

That project is what I want to tell you about today: my new Book Notes Page!

For years I’ve benefited from reading book notes and reading recommendations from bloggers like Derek Sivers and Ryan Holiday, so I thought I’d do my best to contribute vs just consume.

I read about 30–40 books a year and I take notes and highlight as I read (I’ll share my reading process in a future post). So instead of keeping all these notes private I thought I’d share them publicly.

Click here to check out the new page. 

I just made it yesterday so at the time of this writing there’s only 5 books listed in my “library” but I’ll likely add at least one a week so by the end of the year there should be close to 50.

If you have any feedback or ideas let me know by leaving a comment below.