You know what I mean?
Not a fiction page turner, not a Course Book for School.
Its one you been meaning to read. Its non fiction and its maybe spiritual in nature or a Positive Motivational Book. Or a book on a topic you don’t need to know, but you’ve always wanted to know. Or it a Biography of someone, you just cant get around to reading. You’ve tried,but its so..dry, or difficult to absorb, or you just cant get into it.
Here’s some tips and thoughts.
Read ten pages a day. Every day, at the same time each day. Ideally before going to sleep. However if it is a negative or in any way depressing- don’t read it before you sleep. Those types, maybe at a lunch break or coffee break
Ideally 10 mins a day. But I find I could get through 10 pages a day of any book- no matter how bad.
10 pages a day means you finish most books in a month.
The other trick is to read with a highlighter in hand. Highlight any and every thing that interests you. It helps you to absorb the information.
And then in a month or two re read the book with a different color highlighter. You will be amazed as you gloss over the original highlights to wonder why you highlighted them - doesn’t everyone know that? You will have absorbed a lot of the points. Or conversely if you want a quick synopsis, your eyes will find the highlighted pieces on each page and will remind you and re acquaint you with the main ponts of the book.
But what is surprising is how much you and the book change as time goes by. When you go back to the book a month or two later you will wonder quite often – why did I highlight that? – and why didn’t I highlight this?
You will have changed and your position on the information has changed. You are further along. And if the book is truly a masterwork – you will be able to re highlight many many times – finding new thing each new re read.
Nevertheless, even on one or two reads with a highlighter – even if the 10 pages were agony, you will have absorbed so much of the information – you will have moved on past the book.