About Me

I am a father, a husband, a son, and an Engineer. Since I was a child, I loved books. I used to read a lot, especially traditional stories. In 2020, I immigrated to Canada, obtained my master’s degree from Western University, and pursued a PhD. In my free time, I read books. I enjoyed them and found summarizing them afterwards helped me connect with the book and cement the main ideas. They were mainly personal development and personal finance books. Reading has helped me to become financially independent through developing passive income sources. That means I do not need a 9-5 job to survive and provide for my family. Reading has taught me to really succeed in life, I need to follow my passion. That led me to take the biggest decision in my life. I dropped out of my PhD at Western University and turned to books. It became my full-time job.

Reading books and summarizing them is what this blog is all about. It was created in 2023 by me. In this blog, I mainly write about personal development, self-help, and personal finance books. While I really enjoyed reading nonfiction books and summarizing them, I faced an issue applying their concepts. I wasn’t sure where to start and how to get the most out of each book. I am sure there are many in the same situation as me. This is when I thought about Action Steps.

Action Steps is a handbook I create for each book I enjoyed reading. I figured out each book is built around a central idea. This central idea is meant to answer the main question the author is trying to answer. Once I figure out this question, it becomes easy to put the knowledge mentioned by the author into steps to answer the main question. I decided to make these Action Steps I developed for each book I read free on this blog. Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to share this blog with your friends.

The brand Book Butter is inspired by the process of making butter from milk. Just as butter is the concentrated essence of milk, this blog aims to distill the core ideas from books (the ‘milk’) into rich, easily digestible summaries (the ‘butter’).

Ahmed Awad