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What I learned from reading 50 books in a year

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Geoff-Allen, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Hello everybody and best wishes!

    It wasn't me who read the 50 books - that is the title of the webpage.

    Here's a taste -

    Make time. We all have 24 hours a day. If you deduct 7 hours of sleep, 9 hours of working time, 2 hours for logistics, we still have 6 hours to spare. It’s all about allocating and protecting the time. Instead of using willpower to decide to read, turn reading into a habit instead. Block time on your daily schedule and dedicate it to read no matter what. I rigorously followed my routine to read almost every morning and evening. Because it’s ingrained in my subconscious, there’s no need for me to decide, I simply followed the cues and as a result, read a lot I did.

    Full article here -

    What I learned from reading 50 books in a year

    Cheers!

    :)
     
  2. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Color me unimpressed. I frequently read as many as five books at one time. Scanning the books mentioned didn't leave me overwhelmed with the depth of reading involved.

    Books at that level (which I think of as popular books) can be read easily in a week, if not in 2-3 days. A more substantial work, like a history of China, will take longer. But getting through 50 books in a year just doesn't seem remarkable to me.
     
  3. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Please don't mince words - tell us what you REALLY think! :)

    Seriously though, I have found that if I am mindful it makes little difference what I happen to be reading - just about anything can be appreciated and interesting.

    When I am un-mindful the experience is very different.

    It's all in the eye (or mind) of the beholder. What fascinates one reader may bore the pants of a different reader.

    Cheers!
     
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