Ideas for more reading

It is a new year and I am again at a point assessing my book reading habits. How do I get better over the next year, how do I read more?

For me, the primary issue is that I tend to get stuck halfway through a book and then reaching that last chapter keeps getting delayed..due to the loss of flow. Also, in the meantime, I start discovering other interesting books and then the current one almost becomes a drag – something that I need to finish before I start the next one. But I got some good ideas about how to read multiple books simultaneously from an online article.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you’ll like the following article – https://medium.com/accelerated-intelligence/the-way-you-read-books-says-a-lot-about-your-intelligence-find-out-why-c2127b00eb03

It made me question my goal of reading books as a target number. At a minimum, I want to flip through all the books that have caught my fancy and then think of completing them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Ideas for more reading

  1. Even I read this article today and liked some ideas conveyed here.
    This one’s good that you posted this on your blog so that many readers can harp on its benefits.

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  2. […] There are times when I slip. This happens especially when I’m a few chapters down into a book and then lose steam. It’s usually when the content becomes hard to understand, or, when I feel there are still a lot of pages to cover and I will be stuck in the same book for a long time, or, when the content just gets boring. There is a strong mental inertia so I end up not reading for few days because I lose the drive. I tried to push myself to get back but when the flow of reading is lost, it is hard to come back. I tried another approach. Instead of forcing myself to start again at the point I left off in a book, I skipped the chapter or page or jumped to a new book altogether. I think it is a psychological trick. A new beginning feels fresh and exciting. Once that temporary hitch is overcome, I feel accomplished and motivated. This strategy has kept me on track. Check an older post of mine on a similar theme: https://sayali4sara.com/2019/01/01/ideas-for-more-reading/ […]

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