Reading Books Faster
Over the years, I have collected hundreds of books I want to read, but no matter what I do just keep accumulating. Is it possible to play faster and get through this quickly backlog?
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We certainly understand your pain. It’s easy to get buried under a pile of books you have purchased (or just through an Amazon wish list 200 titles). Fortunately, getting caught up in all these books are not always as difficult as you might think. Here are some different ideas to get you through delay.
Increase your reading speed
The read speed is all about playing as quickly as possible, and is surprisingly easy to learn technique. You can teach speed reading with a Web application as Spreeder but the read speed is based on the key techniques that anyone can take:
Stop saying words in your head vocalizations is used most of us have those who “hear” the words in our mind when we read. Breaking this habit can greatly increase the playback speed. All you need to do is disable the speech mechanism in the brain, which means that the gum, humming, or even eat while reading. Another method is to repeat “A-E-Me-O-U” you read to teach you to stop reading his mouth.
Avoid “jump” back: When reading the eyes tend to go back and stop the word just read. This slows us. Unfortunately, the only way to break this habit is to admit he does and it shows when he does.
Point in the text: reading techniques of the most surprising speed is “guided goal.” This simply means that noted in the text you are reading. Still, you have to focus on every word actually keep all information, but is a form of speed reading programs teach quickly get through a text.
The read speed is not for everyone, and while some people can certainly remember a lot of the information they read, many people can not. Therefore, if you are interested, give the playback speed of a test, but do not feel like you have to commit to it just to get through all his books. You have other options.
You can skip the parts (or skip chapters entirely)
Another tip often associated with the text of the playback speed is affected. In the words of former British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour, “He has only half learned the art of reading has not added it to the more refined technique of jumps and skimming.”
Skimming method is the playback speed, even if it is not very good for understanding (not do it in your college textbooks), which is a good way to get quickly through its backlog. This works especially well for non-fiction when you can not be interested in certain parts of a book. Professor David Davis shares his strategy for effective skimming:
Start with the introduction or preface. Read carefully to find the main argument, strategy and claims.
Read the last chapter or conclusion.
Finally, go through each chapter and read the introductory paragraph and the last paragraph.
Obviously you do not want to do that for every pound you try to go through, but it is an effective strategy for the subjects you mildly interested. Of course, if some chapters sound more interesting than others, you can enter and only read those. Skimming works especially well for the history books, collections of essays, reports, or topical books. Photo by Arria Belli.
When listening to audio books you can not read
There are chances that you can not play all the time. After all, you have to drive places, cook meals and exercise. For those times when you can not have a book in hand (or it would be dangerous to do so), audio books are a great way to fill the silence and catch up.
Most major booksellers like Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble sell all audio books. In addition, audible audiobooks allows you to buy, and also offers a subscription service that gives a book a month for $ 14.95 (significant savings in audio books tend to sell for $ 30- $ 40).
If you are a bit wary of audiobooks, which does not have to pay for the tests. You can find free books in acoustics with a Google search, and seizing a free book on sound usually pretty easy as long as you are willing to try the service free for 30 days. Sites such as books should be open and free culture also offer free audio books.
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Read a few books at a time
Last year, Jeff Ryan established the New Year’s resolution I had read 366 books in a year. This seems to be a strong target, but written for Slate, Ryan explains how he did it:
The idea of a book full day from the title page at the back of the jacket propaganda was quickly out the window. I have read many books at once, and I can spend days making progress in five or six volumes without technically finish any of them. Then there are the busy days flat, where the requirements of the actual drop dead of my work and parenthood means that it is not a second to spare for reading. My worst moment of calm was during a trip to Florida, when he pushed his way between the 300 pages of fourth hand of John Irving. And it was during a family vacation one week time normal people read more. one month catchup was taken back to the stage.
Of course, it combines this with other tactics, including listening to audio books and comics and graphic novels. However, their tactics reading several books at a time is a way to get through the backlog can always differentiate them. In this case, it is likely preferable to stick to different kinds so as not to confuse too. Photo J Brew.
Give books that do not work for you
This seems like common sense, but it is still worth mentioning: if you are a couple of chapters in a book and do not, put down. Once you stop, think about why you do not enjoy. Is it just the wrong place at the wrong time book? Then, put it in your wallet and wait for the right moment. He is someone recommends a book and you do not enjoy it? Then back to the seller, pass it on to someone else, or donate them to a library. You will not enjoy all the books, do not waste time on books that I do not like.