A System for Reading

“I make fairly liberal use of skimming and skipping, especially in non-fiction where not every chapter will have an equivalent impact for me. Skimming the first and last few pages of a chapter often gives you a great idea about whether the chapter is worth reading for you.”

This has to be the most elaborate description of a person’s reading process I’ve ever seen.

Simon H. Eskildsen shares his detailed system for reading that includes how he sources, chooses, reads, and processes material.

It’s also worth noting he only started reading regularly in the past few years, spends only a few hours a week doing so, and now reads between 30–50 books a year.

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