Reading is passive, and just means that you aren’t getting as much value out of the book as you should. Books aren’t movies – you need to work if you want to make the most them !
Here’s a far better strategy !
Skim. Read the table of contents and flip through the book.
Anticipate what the author is going to say
Skip the stuff you already know, or which is boring or irrelevant. You are the boss and don’t have to slavishly read a book from cover to cover
Highlight what’s interesting
Annotate. It’s your book – and you will own it both physically and mentally once you make notes on it.
Revise. This will help you remember the key points.
Reading books in parallel helps
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