5 tips that will help you read 100 books a year (infographic)
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Keep in mind these simple tips, and you’ll be able to read a lot more books than you think you would.
For many people, the goal to read 52 books per year seems to be a big challenge.
Before having time to finish the chapter of the book (the same you were at two weeks ago), there is always one more meeting, one more mail, and one more phone call to an important client.
When you finally get back home, you’re tired so much, you fall asleep after reading one or two pages.
Obviously, you can always pick up short books to read, but are there any other ways to encourage the mind to read – and finish – several books a month?
Darius Foroux, the founder of Procrastinate Zero and the author of Massive Life Success, wrote an insightful article on Medium, where he shares tips on how to read 100 books a year.
I fully agree with Always Be Reading. Using every opportunity to reach for a book, at any time and place, is the most effective way to devote to reading a lot of time during a day.
You can read on the train or in a taxi, when you are waiting for a bus or in doctor’s office. Five minutes here, fifteen minutes there, and it may turn out you can read no less than an hour a day.
If you read 10 hours a week, you’ll read 26,000 pages a year. Let’s say the average book you read is 250 pages: In this scenario, you’ll read 104 books in a year.
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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