Saturday, October 30, 2010
Week 43: The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life by Steve Leveen
The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life begins with one simple lesson: the more "well-read" you are, the more you will understand how little you actually know - and will be able to know - during the course of your life. Throughout the past year, I've been overwhelmingly disturbed by the fact that the less I knew, the smarter I thought I was. Hence, the reason why everyone should make reading a priority.
In this book, the author discusses the importance of active reading as it relates to comprehension and retention. I've discovered that I'm a "Preservationist" (versus a "Footprint Leaver"), which means I don't write in the margins of my books. But apparently it's a great way to retain information. This is just one of many tips offered by the author.
Although this book was a little bit dry, it had some great points. I'm glad I bought it because I'll probably go back to it a hundred times.
Though I may pick up a new copy. The previous owner decided to become a Footprint Leaver halfway through the book. Ugh.