Friday, June 05, 2009

Read a book in 10 minutes

Keith Drury has some helpful information in "How To Read A Book In 10 Minutes." This would probably be good for me to do more of again, as I have done this sort of thing in the past, but I tend to like to immerse myself in books now-a-days.

When I read a book now, I usually start by studying the front and back cover, reading the flaps (if there are any), reading through the content before the meat of the book (table of contents, forward, etc.), and anything at the end... then I'll start to read. I like to "get to know" the book, and the author too, if possible. This is very time-consuming, but... that's pretty much how I do it. It's also why I probably don't read as much as I used to.

I probably should do more of this quick reading again. It would help clear some of the books off of my "to-read" pile. But then I would just have to buy more...