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Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self 
by Manoush Zomorodi

Bored and Brilliant inspires readers to develop a more mindful relationship with technology, especially smartphones, and challenges us to find out what happens when we let ourselves be “bored” rather than engaging in constant digital distractions. Based on a series of challenges on author Manoush Zomorodi’s podcast, Note to Self, the book guides readers through experiments designed to help us reassess our technology habits, find time to unplug, and stimulate our creative minds.

"Bored and Brilliant is about living smarter and better within a digital world."

Find and Bored and Brilliant on the WCCLS Library Catalog

Book cover for Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi


Free copies of Bored and Brilliant were available at our Giveaway Celebration on June 29 at both Hillsboro Public Libraries. We encourage readers to share copies with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Extra books, e-books, and downloadable audiobooks will be available for checkout from the library catalog in September and October.


Throughout October 2019, attend the many free programs exploring the themes of the book, share your thoughts in a book group discussion, join in the Bored and Brilliant challenges online and in the Library, participate in the community art project, and more!

About Hillsboro Reads

The goal of Hillsboro Reads is to foster a sense of community, celebrate reading for pleasure, and promote intergenerational discussion and connection.

Featured Events

Hillsboro Reads Event Calendar

Music Meditation Mondays

  • Date: 10/28/2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  
  • Location: Walters Cultural Arts Center
    527 E. Main Street
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
  • Introduction: Join us for a lunchtime music and meditation session.

Join us for two special lunchtime music and meditation sessions. The perfect way to unplug and inspire creative thought! Cellist and meditation master David Eby will teach meditation techniques and perform at the Hillsboro Civic Center on October 14.

On October 28 at the Walters Cultural Center, David will lead meditation alongside special guest Johannes Moser, an internationally recognized cellist and artist-in-residence at the Oregon Symphony.

Moser will be in Portland to perform with the Oregon Symphony October 25-28 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Learn more about Oregon Symphony's Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser.

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