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Reading a book other than for entertainment is to ask the book questions.
There are four key questions you should ask about any book:
Reading is like skiing. When done well, when done by an expert, both reading and skiing are graceful, harmonious activities. When done by a beginner, both are awkward, frustrating, and slow
Asking a book questions as you read is not enough. You should also attempt to answer the questions with a pencil in hand. When you buy a book, you establish a property right in it. When you write in it, you develop full ownership of it.
Why you should write in your book:
When you are willing to engage with the book by writing in it, you pay the author the highest respect.
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We’ve all heard or said that “reading is hard work”. Well, we don’t know the half of it.
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