Follower of The Way


Reading

Posted in Miscellaneous by sosipater on March 26, 2007

Now that my Tar Heels are done playing basketball for the year,  I am going to resolve to read more, and to read to my daughter more.  I don’t think watching UNC play basketball really took up that much time anyway, but it is a good way to turn a negative into a positive.  On that note here is some reading advice from Douglas Groothius’ blog.

1. Read often, giving adequate time for the nature of the work.

2. Stop watching TV (if you do). It tends to rot the mind. Read the appendix to Truth Decay on that as well as the contemporary classic, Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman (1985).

3. Mark up your books, underlining key ideas and jotting ideas in the margins. Keep an index in the front of the book of the most important ideas. If the book is especially profound, take detailed notes on it.

You can read the rest here.

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  1. daxw said,

    Russ,
    One thing I’ve noticed since meeting many people over last few months is the most successful ones set aside time to read every evening instead of watching a lot of TV. Interesting.


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