In today’s fast-paced, digitally-fueled age, I don’t think anyone is satisfied with the amount they read. I currently have 12 books in the line-up (and trust me, I’ve already come a long way). I blame it on my flawed system of buying books much quicker than they’re consumed, thinking that my bookshelf works like the human digestive system—the more that’s put in, the more that comes out. So, how did I learn to better digest my bookshelf?
Let’s do the math—where does a simple and short reading habit get us? There is an average of 300 pages per book. The average person reads a page in under a minute, which equates to a maximum of 300 minutes a book, or 5 hours. If you chalked in 10 minutes 6x/week (let’s be realistic) that comes out to over 10 books a year! And that’s the minimum.
Keep in mind that the more you read, the faster you become. So, instead of Googling ways to consume content faster or become a speed reader, just put aside a small amount of time every day, and continue this habit day after day and year after year. Those books will really start to pile up, but this time…in your mind.