The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439144831

Total Pages:426

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

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How Should One Read a Book?

Author:Virginia Woolf

Publisher:Renard Press Ltd

ISBN:1913724492

Total Pages:32

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A short, thoughtful piece by Virginia Woolf on reading. ‘I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgement dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards – their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble – the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.’

How to Read a Novel

Author:John Sutherland

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466859997

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1508

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"Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His disheartened answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of what it used to mean to be well-read and tells readers what it still means today. Using this delightful book as a means to an end, he reminds readers how the delicate charms of fiction can be at once wonderful and inspired and infuriating. On one level this is a book about novels: how they work, what they're about, what makes them good or bad, and how to talk about them. At a deeper level, this is a book in which one of the most intimate tête-à-têtes is described—one in which a reader meets a novel. Will a great love affair begin? Will the rendezvous end in disappointment? Who can say? In order for the relationship to take its appropriate course all the details must be clearly acknowledged and understood for their complexities: plot, point of view, character, style, pace, first and last sentences, and even beauty. Still, Sutherland knows a true understanding of fiction is more than a flirtation with text and style—it is a business. Taking his readers on a trip to the bookshop, he helps them judge a book by its cover based on design and color, wondering aloud what genre might be best, even going so far as to analyze one of the latest American bestsellers to further help the buying reader choose the novel that is right for him or her. In a book that is as wry and humorous as it is learned and opinionated, John Sutherland tells you everything you always wanted to know about how to read fiction better than you do now (but, were afraid to ask).

How to Read a Story

Author:Kate Messner

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452132496

Total Pages:32

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Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and—finally—coming to The End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

The Art and Adventure of Leadership

Author:Warren Bennis,Steven B. Sample,Rob Asghar

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1119090326

Total Pages:176

Viewed:1029

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For the first time, a top leadership scholar and a top leadership practitioner explore the true duties, demands, and privileges of leadership. Intellectual sparks flew when Warren Bennis, the “father” of modern leadership studies and Steven B. Sample, one of the most accomplished university presidents in recent history, came together for candid explorations of the forces that shape successful leaders and unsuccessful ones. The Art and Adventure of Leadership, their final collab­oration, reveals the profound insights that the authors gained together over the 16 years in which they co-taught one of the most popular leadership courses in America. Here, each brings his own distinct vantage point as they address the mechanics and mysteries of leadership. The result is a unique examination of the journey of great leaders from momentary setbacks to ultimate success. It offers profound lessons on what determines the difference between failure and redemption for leaders. And it illu­minates important and overlooked dimensions of great leaders ranging from Winston Churchill to Steve Jobs. Together, they explore why: A mature leader must grasp when it’s healthy to risk failure, and when failure can’t be tolerated at any cost Leadership isn’t for everyone and requires a particular set of skills and competencies that are often glossed over in most management literature To succeed in an uncertain and fast-changing world, a shrewd leader must understand which aspects of human society change—and which aspects never change A mature, wise leader must seek a balance between high-minded ideals and the gritty realities and compromises that leaders face in their daily lives Above all, meaningful leadership remains a matter of character With incredible insight, this book examines why George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other giants were able to recover from failures, learn resilience, and prepare themselves for their moments of destiny. In so doing, it demonstrates and helps cultivate the leadership skills that you need to create your own most meaningful legacy. The Art and Adventure of Leadership is a unique look at lead­ership, and a critical resource for the leaders of tomorrow.

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Author:Ryan T. Higgins

Publisher:Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:1368041809

Total Pages:N.A

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It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.

How to Read a History Book

Author:Marshall T. Poe

Publisher:John Hunt Publishing

ISBN:1785356461

Total Pages:152

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A deconstruction of the modern history book as artifact, How to Read a History Book explains who writes history books, how the writers are trained, and why they write them. It also discusses genre, bias (political and otherwise) and how to read history books between the lines. Written for undergraduates, intro graduate students and anyone with an informed interest in the subject, How to Read a History Book demonstrates that, rather than being objects that fall from the sky, history books are actually socially-constructed artifacts reflecting all the contradictions of modern meritocratic capitalism.

Atomic Habits

Author:James Clear

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0735211302

Total Pages:320

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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 2 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

Trust Me, I'm Lying

Author:Ryan Holiday

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101583711

Total Pages:320

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The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age. Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. Trust Me, I’m Lying was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online—and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world. The culprit? Marketers and professional media manipulators, encouraged by the toxic economics of the news business. Whenever you see a malicious online rumor costs a company millions, politically motivated fake news driving elections, a product or celebrity zooming from total obscurity to viral sensation, or anonymously sourced articles becoming national conversation, someone is behind it. Often someone like Ryan Holiday. As he explains, “I wrote this book to explain how media manipulators work, how to spot their fingerprints, how to fight them, and how (if you must) to emulate their tactics. Why am I giving away these secrets? Because I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work. What you choose to do with this information is up to you.”

Keep Going

Author:Austin Kleon

Publisher:Workman Publishing

ISBN:1523507861

Total Pages:224

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Keep Working. Keep Playing. Keep Creating. In his previous books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work!, both New York Times bestsellers, Austin Kleon gave readers the keys to unlock their creativity and showed them how to become known. Now he offers his most inspiring work yet, with ten simple rules for how to stay creative, focused, and true to yourself—for life. The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it’s a loop—so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself—sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, ”The demons hate fresh air”). Pay attention, and especially pay attention to what you pay attention to. Worry less about getting things done, and more about the worth of what you’re doing. Instead of focusing on making your mark, work to leave things better than you found them. Keep Going and its timeless, practical, and ethical principles are for anyone trying to sustain a meaningful and productive life.

The Writer's Library

Author:Nancy Pearl,Jeff Schwager

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062968513

Total Pages:368

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all. Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America’s favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer’s Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today’s favorite authors—the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer’s Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word. The authors in The Writer’s Library are: Russell Banks TC Boyle Michael Chabon Susan Choi Jennifer Egan Dave Eggers Louise Erdrich Richard Ford Laurie Frankel Andrew Sean Greer Jane Hirshfield Siri Hustvedt Charles Johnson Laila Lalami Jonathan Lethem Donna Tartt Madeline Miller Viet Thanh Nguyen Luis Alberto Urrea Vendela Vida Ayelet Waldman Maaza Mengiste Amor Towles

A Little Life

Author:Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385539266

Total Pages:736

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE • A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

SUMMARY - How To Read A Book: The Classic Guide To Intelligent Reading By Mortimer J. Adler And Charles Van Doren

Author:Shortcut Edition

Publisher:Shortcut Edition

ISBN:

Total Pages:35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover how to read more while integrating a maximum of information. You will also discover : the principles of basic reading and overview reading ; how to do effective analytical reading ; the five steps of synoptic reading ; how to make a correct opinion on a book or a corpus of books; how to modify the way you read according to the genre of your book. Reading is a great way to increase your understanding of the world. While other media are primarily used for information, books are indispensable for analyzing and forming an opinion about what you are learning. Nevertheless, reading is a time-consuming activity that not everyone has. Fortunately, it is possible to optimize one's reading in order to better memorize the author's words, but also to be able to explain them and understand what is at stake. What is the method to follow? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Speed Reading

Author:Ryan James

Publisher:Ryan James via PublishDrive

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Total Pages:97

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Do you want to: Study better?Be able to read faster and retain more information?Make more efficient notes?Pass tests more successfully?Be more creative?Engage in business armed with great focus and full comprehension?Be able to read one book a day? Then speed reading is the answer! It improves your reading speed, focus, and comprehension! It gives you the power to develop better time management, enhances your concentration and logical thinking, and also improves your overall self-confidence. This easy-to-understand book provides guides that will help you understand: Speed Reading TechniquesReading vs Speed ReadingHow to Break Poor Reading HabitsHow to Start Speed ReadingImportance of Daily Eye Exercisesand more Find out what your current reading level is and learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this book into your daily routine so that speed reading becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day! The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life. Grab this book and become a speed reader today!

Accelerated Learning

Author:Ryan James

Publisher:SD Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Total Pages:244

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Accelerated Learning: 2 Book Box Set This Book includes: 1. Speed Reading: How to Read a Book a Day - Simple Tricks to Explode Your Reading Speed and Comprehension 2. Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better Do you want to: Study better? Be able to read faster and retain more information? Make more efficient notes? Pass tests more successfully? Be more creative? Learn things faster? Engage in business armed with great focus and full comprehension? Be able to read one book a day? Remember anything effectively and efficiently? Then this book is the answer! It improves your reading speed, focus, comprehension and retention! It gives you the power to develop better time management, enhances your concentration and logical thinking, and also improves your overall self-confidence. This easy-to-understand book provides guides that will help you understand: Speed Reading Techniques Reading vs Speed Reading How to Break Poor Reading Habits How to Start Speed Reading Importance of Daily Eye Exercises and more And in the Photographic Memory Section, you will learn: · Simplified discussion on how the mind makes, stores and remembers a memory · The photographic memory and how it is different from eidetic memory · Significance of creative thinking and visualization as a platform to achieve extraordinary memory · How peg systems work including the special systems that are specifically developed to memorize numbers · Tips and tricks to remember names · How emotions can be used to easily remember information · How to organize and visualize information through mind mapping · The concept of the palace method and how to construct your own memory palace to be able to store and retrieve information in an instant Find out how speed reading and photographic memory skills are connected and how you can train yourself to become a master at both! Learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this book into your daily routine so that speed reading and photographic memory becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day and remember things much clearer! The more you practice these accelerated learning techniques, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life. Grab this book and become an Accelerated Learner today!

Speed Reading Guide

Author:Chris Diamond

Publisher:Chris Diamond

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Total Pages:N.A

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How would you like to read a book of any length and topic in just 15 minutes? I am going to explore some non-traditional ways of reading books, in order to acquire MORE knowledge by reading LESS. Therefore, you are going to save a lot of time taking action or implementing ideas. I am going to show you secrets most people would never know about speed reading. I'll give you some practical techniques you can use today to boost your reading speed and book completion. If it takes days, even weeks to complete a book, then you want to consider getting this speed reading report in order to get the most out of your available time. This report is not for people who read books for entertainment or simply to waste their time. If you read books just to kill time, this e-report is not for you. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, your money back is guaranteed! Grab your copy now!

Speed Read Anything

Author:Peter Hollins

Publisher:PKCS Media

ISBN:

Total Pages:140

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A few simple changes to tripling your current reading speed. Imagine how much time you could save. We all material we need to read. Enjoyable or not, we still need to get through it. What if you could get through it faster, and have even better retention than before? Scientifically-proven methods of optimally absorbing information. Speed Read Anything is your essential guide to the topic. You will learn tips and tricks that will transform your entire attitude towards reading. What you thought you knew about speed reading will be turned upside-down, and everyone will ask you for your secrets. All you need to do is point them to this book. Break you slow reading habits and develop your visual concentration. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. How to skim and scan anything with speed and understanding. •Learn the myths of speed reading that everyone believes •How to preview a text in the most efficient manner •Strategically training your eyes to ignore •How to stop reading aloud in your head •How to read by concepts rather than individual words Accelerate your reading, memory, and comprehension. Reading faster is the gateway to more learning opportunities. The more opportunities you have, the better your life will be. Empower yourself, and set yourself up for success. Reading is the key!

How to Read a Book - What Book Should I Read?

Author:M. Usman,John Davidson

Publisher:Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN:1311974830

Total Pages:45

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Table of Contents Preface PART 1: Fundamental Reading Concepts Chapter 1: Types of Books Chapter 2: Selecting And Acquiring The Appropriate Book PART 2: Reading Techniques Chapter 3: Inspectional Reading Chapter 4: Analytical Reading PART 3: Reading Rationales Chapter 5: Reading Tips Chapter 6: Bonus Reading Suggestions Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface The Author of this particular eBook titled “How to Read a Book,” thanks and congratulates you for downloading it. In extraction, this book contains detailed information about how an individual can learn to read a book or teach someone else how to read a book. It contains fine points concerning several aspects for consideration when one wants to read a book, the main techniques used for reading books, how to read different types or works of writings, and the general sequence that is related with reading books. For individuals who love to read, this guide also goes further to particularize into details, matters concerning the best book choices, how one can develop the best reading traits for the best reading experience and it also emphasizes the different classes of reading. Keeping in mind that there are other alternatives that are available to those who wish to read books but do not have the ability or time, such instances have also been discussed in this guide so as to assist you to know how you can use alternative ways for different situations that may apply. All the sections in this eBook offer so much essential info that will give you a better understanding as a booklover on the matters of reading books. So, with this guide, it's the Author's aspiration and desire that upon completion, you will have all the means and skills that you seek as booklover.