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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

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How to make a book your own

How to make a book your own

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:

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Improve your reading by asking the right questions

Improve your reading by asking the right questions

Reading a book other than for entertainment is to ask the book questions.

There are four key questions you should ask about any book:

  1. What is the book about as a whole? Find the leading theme and how the author develops this theme by subdividi...

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How to mark a book

How to mark a book

When you are willing to engage with the book by writing in it, you pay the author the highest respect.

  • Underline the important points.
  • Draw vertical lines at the margin when a passage is too long to underline.
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