If you are a writer and love reading, you may be surfing the internet because you want to read a lot and may end up reading wrong information.
Here are crucial strategies that will help you get more knowledge from reading.
KEEP A LIST OF BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ.
You need to keep a list of books you want to read. List down books you want to read and may be interested in reading.
When you are stuck for something to read in several weeks or months, you can consult your rapidly growing list and pick something interesting.
If you don’t know where to begin, the internet is full of books of different kinds you will find interest in.
READ SEVERAL BOOKS AT ONCE.
Some readers advise that you should read one book at a time. This information is indeed not reliable. Reading several books at once means you can alternate books when one becomes tiresome.
For this to work, it’s advisable to read different genres of books, both non-fiction and fiction stories. You can choose to read non-fiction books in the morning or during day time and fiction books at night.
IF YOU DON’T LIKE A BOOK, STOP READING IT AFTER 50 PAGES.
If you reading a book and you do not enjoy it read up to page 50 and move on to read another book. The rationale behind this is that, there are so many books you can read during a lifetime which basically means there’s no point wasting your time on one book whilst there are many other books that can be read.
USE APPS TO READ LONG FORM ARTICLES ON THE GO.
If you want to sharpen your reading skills, you can use apps that enhances the reading of long form articles. You can gain contents from lots of sites in order to try reading long form articles and sharpen your reading skills.
You can as well select or choose any book you are interested in and which you will find it fun to read it’s contents.
This may look like one that slows the reading process down and it actually does. However taking notes is a great way of consuming and remembering what you read.
Lots of readers annotate their books making the process easier. Annotating simply means finding portions of or sections from books you read months ago and use them to inform blogs and articles.
Even if you don’t write a blog, it is useful to check Old materials and see how it applies to your current interests.
ACCEPT THAT THERE WILL BE TIMES THAT YOU WOULDN’T READ.
Reading like any other activity has peaks and can get boring at some point in time. This may not be because you don’t want to read but because of the day to day challenges that gets into your way.
These breaks may even bother you and make you feel guilty especially when you have made a promise or taken it up unto yourself to read each day.
Reading helps you to gain knowledge and sharpen your reading and communication skills. Read more and gain more knowledge.