I Don't Know How To Read...Much Less To Read A Book
By Peter Ang
May 12, 2017 4:08pm CST
While looking for an interesting book to read in the public library, I've seen the title of this book "How To Read A Book" by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren. Has any one read this book? What an amusing title for a person who knows how to read reading "How To Read A Book", how could you read something if you don't know how to read in the first place?
13 people like this
• United States
12 May 17
I have not seen this and yes this is highly amusing. I mean, if you cannot read in the first place, then how are you being instructed on how to read a book? But I would be curious to know how someone is telling me to read that book.
• Vancouver, British Columbia
13 May 17
No need to worry lol, this was one of my problems too before I start doing yoga. I would like to suggest you do take one notepad and a maker with you where ever you took the book of interest. Sit somewhere, while reading mark the important sentences on the book itself and write them separately on the notepad. If you can go until what I say... let me know.lol ;)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May 17
There are many ways of reading books. If it's a novel, you want to read cover to cover. If it's a text book and you're answering questions at the end of the chapter - I do this in two ways - boring subject - skim for answers, interested subject - read entire chapter and write answers as I come to them. There are also any number of kinds of books, magazines, and newspapers you can read. For tour books - look up information on the location you intend to travel to learn about the sights you can visit. Resource books - of which I have many - I only look for the information I need at the time - can often be found in the index. Magazines - only read what's interesting, or thumb through without reading. Newspapers - If I read them, which is extremely rare - only what interests me - I usually will turn to the comics in a newspaper. These are just some of the different types of reading materials out there.