How to Read a Book

China
February 27, 2011 6:35am CST
Recently I am reading a classic book on reading:"How to Read a Book" by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren in 1972, which gives guidelines for critically reading good and great books of any tradition. So have you ever read this book? What do you think of it?
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• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
This book gives us the effective way to read a book. It says that we must read to understand the subject not to just read it, we need to master the book that we are reading it also says. It also teaches us to mark up a book, so that when we come back later we can quickly remember the key points and use it as reference. My favorite book is the BIBLE, mostly into Christian books cause I would like to learn more about God and His ways. Happy Reading and MyLotting!
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• Philippines
27 Feb 11
I thought you are asking for tips on how to effectively read a book. But anyway, I too haven't read that book "How to Read a Book". Sounds like it's really a nice book to read. Where can I buy that book? Is it available in leading bookstores?
• United States
27 Feb 11
... there's a book on how to read a book? What? That's like saying there's a movie about how to watch a movie... or a song about how to listen to songs. lol Doesn't the fact that you're reading the book defeat the purpose of the book to begin with? At least, that's how I see it. I don't think I need anyone to tell me how to enjoy a book, or even to critically read a book for the few times I'm actually reading for school. It's something I've picked up pretty well on my own.