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...

4 comments:

Carrie Jade said...

We read books the same way. I especially enjoy when authors have humorous Thank You pages.

Whisky Prajer said...

I think you may have just saved my grits with that link. I'd agreed to review a religious book for someone. When it arrived in the mail my heart sank: not my cup of tea at all. I've been trying to figure out the fastest way to get into it and through it. I'm going to give this method a shot, in hopes it'll prime the pump.

dan horwedel said...

Glad to be of service, WP.

See you in about an hour, Carrie. Time to hit the road!!!

Isaac Horwedel said...

He should have called it "How to read-enough-of-a-book-to-look-like you've-read-it in ten minutes" :)