5 tricks to read more books

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren [Buffett] reads – and how much I read.  My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”

– Charles T. Munger.

People don’t read much nowadays. According to the studies, 28% of Americans and 16% of Canadians didn’t read a single book in the past year.

We don’t want to read for different reasons. Some of us find it too boring, others simply lack time. If you are one of those people who would like to start reading more, here are 5 tricks:

  1. Read 20 pages per day. An average person can read 20 pages in less than 30 minutes. Doesn’t seem like too much time, I bet we spend much more time on Facebook. But guess what? Reading just 20 pages per day means you read 600 pages per month. That’s the size of an average book!
  2. Read what you like. I totally believe that it is OK to quit a book if you don’t like it. As the famous writer Joanne Rowling once said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book yet.”
  3. Keep track of books you have read. Believe it or not, it motivates to see how the list grows.
  4. Carry a book everywhere. Read whenever you have a moment.
  5. Be comfortable. Read a book the way you watch movies. Find a comfortable spot, make some tea and enjoy!

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