Ryder Carroll did a wonderful thing when he told the world about his journaling and productivity method. I first encountered it a year and a half ago when I was struggling with digital fatigue. I needed a system that'd help me keep track of my life without an over dependence upon my iPhone. In my search, I stumbled upon Bullet Journaling, something I had remembered seeing briefly on Lifehacker. I learned the method and quickly made it a part of my life.
In the time that's followed, I've since experimented, failed, and started again. So, it was a joy when I found out Ryder had written the Bullet Journal Method. Having read the website & blog, I at first hesitated to order the book, thinking it wouldn't have anything new. I bit the bullet (pun intended) and ordered the Collector's Set on Amazon pre-order, since I was in need of a new BuJo in the coming months & could get both the book and a new journal for what I'd pay for a journal. I'm glad I did.
As an experienced Bullet Journalist, this book was a fairly quick read (one week, reading in the evenings and during lunch). It recapped a lot of what I already knew about Bullet Journaling, but it went deeper. Ryder uncovered a lot of the philosophy behind his methods and even clarified some things that had been a bit foggy (such as taking notes in the Daily Log). Once you get past the basics, the Bullet Journal Method gets into the nitty gritty of journaling and making it your own, which I enjoyed. It was nice to see his thinking, which will help me with a few projects I have on my plate.
I won't spoil anything, but I will say this book is well worth the read. If you're curious about what Bullet Journaling is, this book is for you. If you're an experienced Bullet Journalist, this book is also for you. If you're somewhere in-between, this book is definitely for you.
This book will proudly remain a staple on my bookshelf and I can see myself referencing it often for a refresher on advanced methodology, as well as the basics. The Bullet Journal Method is not only a great read, it's a book worth owning.
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio (23 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0525540180
- ISBN-13: 978-0525540182
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 4.6 x 21.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 916 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)