bmueller47 wrote:How long does it take to read a book? When you read it, do you write and mark important passages?
Books is my passion, too. I mark them, write on the back the page number to look it up at a later stage. I have a lot of books on personal
development, goal setting and leadership.
Also I collect magazines, travel brochures etc. It is a challenge to throw
It can take me forever to finish reading a non-fiction book (e.g. a business book) because I'm constantly writing key notes and underlining information that stands out with a red pen. In fact, I'll also use a yellow highlighter for the really important stuff, while sometimes even a purple highlighter for things I value above all else. It can take me up to 30 minutes just to read 10 pages sometimes, haha
I find that all these notes and underlining help me to truly understand and remember the business concepts being discussed.
However, with fiction books, I can typically breeze through the pages as I'm only concerned about the events happening in the story.
And rather than throwing away your old magazines, you should consider donating them to your local library as you'll feel better knowing that someone else is deriving knowledge or entertainment from your collection.