How to Read: Advice From a Professional Book Reviewer

Abandon bad books, keep a reading journal, and other advice to take you from casual to expert reader.

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Expert readers are constantly looking for books to read.

And I don’t just mean more books — I’m talking about the right books.

Expert readers make time for books when other people don’t.

When our spouse is watching television or our friends are out for drinks, we are tucked away in our favorite reading nook and perfectly satisfied with that decision.

Expert readers record their thoughts as they read.

If you’ve never done this before, I recommend you give it a try. Keep a small notebook near you when you read — jot down page numbers for passages you want to return to, quotes that stand out to you, thoughts you want to capture as they come.

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