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Book: How to Read a Book

I read books, quite a few of them in fact, and as I’ve written before I find a number of them through friends and their suggestions. Well, now Tony Dye has one for us: How to Read a Book.

How to Read a Book.

Huh? Did I get that right – a book called How to Read a Book? Yup, sure enough, that’s exactly what it is.

The concept, over-simplified, is that reading a book takes planning, and effort, and even note-taking

Actually this does sound like it’d be right up my alley. Tim Sanders wrote somewhat similar things in one of my favorites when he wrote about turning books into workbooks. I’m adding this book, with it’s interesting title, to my to-read list. Thanks, Tony.

1 Comment

  1. I’ve said it before, & I’ll beat the drum again — this book is GREAT! Really a must-read. One of the biggest take-aways for me was that you shouldn’t ever read a book that isn’t “over your head.” (This is a bit different than C. S. Lewis’ _An Experiment in Criticism_, but valid in many ways) Of course, there’s a difference between reading for entertainment and reading for knowledge. Ok, my comment has turned into a blog post. Sorry!

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