Lots of people buy new books in the hope of learning something new, some people get all excited about the possibility of reading on holiday and take lots of books away with them only to end up carrying them around!
If you have many unread books on your bookshelf collecting dust, when are you planning to read them?
The problem is that some people have developed a disappointment strategy that makes them avoid reading books altogether.
Isn’t it frustrating reading a few pages just now and then. When you go back to the book a few days or
weeks later you’ve lost momentum and can’t remember what you read before… it’s a big turn off!
Lets put this into perspective, would you enjoy watching a 2 hour DVD in 10 sittings of 12 minutes each?
Now spread this over 2 months… I bet this strategy would spoil any good movie and books are no different!
My advice is concentrate your efforts and read the book in a couple of sittings or plan to read the book over a week or two by setting time aside each day, maybe 20 minutes to get started, switch your TV off and find a quite place with good lighting!
If you speed read you’ll have the edge but if you read slowly use your common sense and skip a few paragraphs or even chapters that don’t resonate with you. The result is that you will have a clear and condensed version of the book in your head and as a bonus will remember more of what you read.