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Systematic skimming — This is meant to be a quick check of the book by

(1) reading the preface;

(2) studying the table of contents;

(3) checking the index; and

(4) reading the inside jacket.

This should give you sufficient knowledge to understand the chapters in the book, pivotal to the author’s argument. Dip in here and there, but never with more than a paragraph or two. Skimming helps you reach a decision point: Does this book deserve more of my time and attention? If not, you put it down.

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This book explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.

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