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Get excited about the book

Read a review or two online to see what people are saying and raving about or try reading the first few pages of the content and the back-cover blurb to get an idea of the narrative.

This will make you look forward to reading the book by sparking your curiosity about “what happens next.” 

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Unless you schedule reading time in your busy day, you may not be able to squeeze it anywhere between all of the other tasks already crowding the calendar.

Even if you can only devote 15 minutes for reading— the time it takes you to commute to work— do put it in you...

Carrying a book with you at all times is a great trick to start reading more habitually.

You will find that there are a lot of times where you can read a chapter or two, such as instead of staring at your computer screen or checking your email for the 15th time.

A great way to get into reading more is to read to someone else: an elderly person or a shut-in, a friend’s child or your own son or daughter.  

You will have a reading assignment that helps you stick to your reading habit.

If you find yourself stressing out (or yawning!) over a difficult or boring book, do give it a try for a few more pages but give up if it ends up frustrating you.

Do a bit of research if you don’t know where to start or if your previous choices of authors have been uninspiring. 

Create a list with exciting books and stories – just don’t overdo it. Anything beyond 20 books for an entire year could be too overwhelming if you’r...

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“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

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1. Use a hardcopy book

  • When you read physical pages there are no distractions, which e-reading and audiobooks inherently invite.
  • The brain retains information better when it’s associated with tactile experience.

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A good book or post can be hugely satisfying or even can change the world in you, can teach you about things beyond your daily horizons and can create characters so vivid you feel as if your really known them. Reading is highly enjoyable, you have a good resources.

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