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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2011-05-10
File: 426 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439144834

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A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree—a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do—and plant yourself. (It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Kwame Alexander
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2019-06-18
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0062307819

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This unique program teaches listeners how to "decode" and reply to non-verbal signals from friends and business associates when those signals are often vague and thus frequenly ignored.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Gerard I. Nierenberg
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
Release: 1994
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 1566194016

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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-09-30
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476790152

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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Mortimer Jerome Adler
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release: 1972
File: 426 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439510261

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An award-winning novelist reveals the books that have captivated her and the influence they have had on her life and writing. Highlighting a true love affair with books, this story emphasizes the transformative power of the written word.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Kelly Ana Morey
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 115 Pages
ISBN-13: 0958253897

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Release: 1860
File: 67 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0018180552

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Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure and includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily.

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Genre: Education
Author: Gail Boushey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Release: 2006-01-01
File: 126 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781571104298

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In this delightfully witty, provocative book, literature professor and psychoanalyst Pierre Bayard argues that not having read a book need not be an impediment to having an interesting conversation about it. (In fact, he says, in certain situations reading the book is the worst thing you could do.) Using examples from such writers as Graham Greene, Oscar Wilde, Montaigne, and Umberto Eco, he describes the varieties of "non-reading"-from books that you've never heard of to books that you've read and forgotten-and offers advice on how to turn a sticky social situation into an occasion for creative brilliance. Practical, funny, and thought-provoking, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read-which became a favorite of readers everywhere in the hardcover edition-is in the end a love letter to books, offering a whole new perspective on how we read and absorb them.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Pierre Bayard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release: 2010-08-10
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781596917149

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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: James Clear
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-10-16
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780735211308

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