'There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it." - Bertrand Russell Life is not a race. Speed is good for things you want to get past, not...
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When I heard about speed reading I gave it a try.
I felt ridiculous. Because I am an avid reader and I like to savour it as much as possible.
The thing was, I had (and still have) a pile of professional topic related books I want to read and I thought that if speed reading may help me go through them and capture what I need at a faster pace, maybe it is worth a try.
Well, it is not. Because even though these books are related with my work, they are still about something I like very much and therefore it actually gets me sad (not to say depressed) and VERY stressed, to run like hell just to stuff information in my mind.
I quit speed reading.
Instead, I set a goal of just prioritizing what do I want to read first (work wise) and to not read more than 1 book at a time. Right now I am reading something that is entertainment related, just for pure fun, but when I finish I will take one from the professional stack. Plus, I want to write blog posts about the stuff I read. So the plan also goes through taking sketchnotes about the reading I do. Which in the end means a lot more time spent going through useful data.
But I am sure I will have more fun, learn more and still be able to cover all the topics I need.