I had a friend lend me a couple fun books this week, which was nice and got me out of my comfort zone of reading the same type of content day after day. This week I flipped through this book called Remember Everything You Read by Stanley D. Frank.
The first thing I noticed when getting the book was an intense resistance to reading it. This was mostly because I’ve been trying to adopt a more minimalist philosophy and speed reading seems like the opposite of slowing down and being more mindful of what is capturing my attention. Thankfully, my friend said I probably only have to read the first chapter or so of the book so I figured what the heck if I don’t like it I’ve only read 25 pages.
The two other takeaways I had from the book were my current reading speed based on the test reading and a different way to take notes. Although the book seems more geared to students in school, I definitely can see some application in my daily life when I’m reading complex documents or I want to note some information that I’ve been reading in a more intuitive way for comprehension.
I’m glad I gave the book a shot. I learned some things about myself and a few new reading tricks. Sometimes it’s good to get out of your reading comfort zone.
What book have you read that challenged you or was out of your comfort zone?