I am essentially horrible at reading non-fiction books.
Not only is it difficult for me to stay focused but it’s difficult for me to understand what I am supposed to be gaining from them. It’s 2018 though and I think that reading is really important, so I’m going to start reading more and thinking while I read.
Thinking while I read is just focusing. Focusing on the words on the page and trying to benefit from them, not just skimming and wasting my time staring at the page.
This starts at the library.
This starts with Chapter 8 of Jon Truby’s “The Anatomy of Story” (the book I am currently “reading”)
I put quotes because have I even been reading?? Could I even tell you what the first 7 chapters are about??
Yes, I could. But I couldn’t tell you WHY or WHAT I GAINED or WHAT I LEARNED or even WHAT I AM GOING TO DO WITH THIS NEW INFORMATION.
SO here’s to reading this summer, and here’s to learning more.
but boyy do I love me some fiction (and a classic memoir)