How to read – a guide for adults

Are you sure, that you can read? No, no, we know that you finished that “ABC” years ago and even know about some modern books and classics. But this site wants you to be better – in everything. And (so sorry to tell this) you are far from being perfect (as well as me, ok). What am I going to suggest in these blog posts? Woking on these together. We will talk about sports, books (a lot of them!), painting, unusual hobbies, writing, coding, shopping, some tips and hints – everything, that I hope, you wanted to know. And since I’m an eager explorer of all this stuff and more…let’s do it together!


And the first thing we need – actually to read all these information properly (and books, of course). I was really surprised few years ago when my favourite author Umberto Eco started to tell me from every page, that I can’t read. “Oh really?”-was my first reaction. But Eco is a wise man, though. And I started to think, started to notice that he is somehow right.

  • How to understand that you still can’t read?

1. You read too fast, don’t highlight interesting or key phrases, don’t re-read.

2. If it’s fiction – you don’t feel heroes’ emotions, don’t imagine this world in your head.

3. You continue to think about everyday problems even while you are reading.

4. You forget almost the whole book in a few months.

4. If it’s non-fiction: you don’t do any notes, no conclusion, the reading changes nothing in your head and the way of thinking.

All these and even more happens to all of us – and these TOP-3 books is a first essential step towards the right reading + understanding. Especially now, people are looking for something short, sweet, easy… things you can read in a minute. But do you really need this instead of great books, smart articles, classic and modern books that change all your life?

We’ll have a look at a detailed adult guide to proper reading and understanding a little bit later, but for now, these 3 books will give you an idea:

  1. Umberto Eco “Six Walks in the Fictional Woods”
  2. Daniel Pennac “Reads like a novel”
  3. Mortimer Adler “A Guide to Reading the Great Books”


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