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How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler
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One year I read books cover-to-cover. This is the adult equivalent of regurgitating the definition of a boldface word in our high school textbook. A better approach is to build a latticework of mental models. That is, acquire core multi-disciplinary knowledge and use that as your foundation. This knowledge becomes your foundation. This is what you build on.
By Kevan Lee. This is how Warren Buffett, one of the most successful people in the business world, describes his day. Our personal improvements at Buffer regularly come back to the books we read — how we aim to read more and make reading a habit. Reading more is one of our most common ambitions. So how do we do it?
And how you read makes a huge difference to knowledge accumulation. While great for exercising your memory, the regurgitation of facts without understanding and context gains you little in the real world.
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Active Vs. Passive Readers
Why is it that some people seem to be able to read a book once and remember every detail of it for life, while others struggle to recall even the title a few days after putting down a book? Good reading habits not only help you read more but help you read better. Passive readers forget things almost as quickly as they read them. Active readers, on the other hand, retain the bulk of what they read. Another difference between these two types of readers is how the quantity of reading affects them differently. Passive readers who read a lot are not much further ahead than passive readers who read a little. The more that active readers read, the better they get.