seaneyboyjazz

Is reading a book a week a good or bad idea?

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I've been reading a few articles on this "a book every week" idea. I like the idea but I'm not sure how you could retain all that information. I would of thought it would be more beneficial to read a book a month and really try to retain the information and implement it in your life. What do you guys think?  

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5 minutes ago, seaneyboyjazz said:

I would of thought it would be more beneficial to read a book a month and really try to retain the information and implement it in your life.

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5 hours ago, seaneyboyjazz said:

I would of thought it would be more beneficial to read a book a month and really try to retain the information and implement it in your life.

Yes


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It all depends on your enjoyment of the book. If I love a book enough I could read it in a day. If I dread it, I may struggle to finish it in a month, it all depends. But minimum, I'd try and finish 3 books a month. That's one every 10 days, assuming a 300 page book, that's 30 pages a day, very manageable.

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Reading about two books a month. Using an amazon fire tablet and it is great. Terrible tablet but great for reading and the ebooks are far cheaper. 

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OF STUDIES (1597) by Francis Bacon 

STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight, is in privateness and retiring; for ornament, is in discourse; and for ability, is in the judgment, and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one; but the general counsels, and the plots and marshalling of affairs, come best, from those that are learned. To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar. They perfect nature, and are perfected by experience: for natural abilities are like natural plants, that need proyning, by study; and studies themselves, do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. Crafty men contemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention. Some books also may be read by deputy, and extracts made of them by others; but that would be only in the less important arguments, and the meaner sort of books, else distilled books are like common distilled waters, flashy things. Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. And therefore, if a man write little, he had need have a great memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit: and if he read little, he had need have much cunning, to seem to know, that he doth not. Histories make men wise; poets witty; the mathematics subtile; natural philosophy deep; moral grave; logic and rhetoric able to contend. Abeunt studia in mores. Nay, there is no stond or impediment in the wit, but may be wrought out by fit studies; like as diseases of the body, may have appropriate exercises. Bowling is good for the stone and reins; shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach; riding for the head; and the like. So if a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics; for in demonstrations, if his wit be called away never so little, he must begin again. If his wit be not apt to distinguish or find differences, let him study the Schoolmen; for they are cymini sectores. If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyers’ cases. So every defect of the mind, may have a special receipt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essays_(Francis_Bacon)

Edited by Joseph Maynor

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I don't think the idea of reading a book per week is necessarily bad but I think framing it that way sets you up for quantity instead of quality and doesn't account for simple things. What if the book has 1000 pages what if it is hard to read what if it has math in it, Framing it in terms of quantity alone could make you power through books and then be disappointed with the results. 

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A book a week is moving into addiction. Try a book a month and intergrate the changes into your life permanently. 

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I'm a wannabe ternary Metaphysician looking for ways to engage practical nonduality.

The title of the post draws me. No offense towards anyone. Hallelujah for readers.

Is reading a book a week a good or bad idea? - Just gives two choices.

Ocke de Boers TWO SOULS is just 90 pages. When I first bought it, I read it 2-4 times a week for quite a while. Reading Beelzebub's Tales To His Grandson took me 6 months to read once.

How about?

Are you a slow or fast reader?

Tell us about what your reading?  Or not. Just trying to apply practical ternary metaphysics's,,,,

To me, this doesn't equate with "nonduality Wars" because it's aimed at the practical in the present moment.

Im still really new here and trying to get tuned in,,, I appreciate all the conversations,,,,,

 

Edited by Zigzag Idiot

"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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@Aimblack I missed reading your post before composing and posting mine.

Birds of a feather,,,, on the same page.

@seaneyboyjazz appreciate your topic


"To have a free mind is to be a universal heretic." - A.H. Almaas

"We have to bless the living crap out of everyone." - Matt Kahn

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Its not how much you read, but the quality or consciousness of the words within the text you are reading. I could read all 7 harry potter books in a month and still i would get more out of reading one of leo's books on his reading list. Compare relatively but accurately. Books are contained with immediate experiences of the individual writing the books. Not all words explain what is being said. But the words point to underlying meanings and pieces of wisdom that is being said. For example, continuing along the lines of the famous harry potter books, i can equate all the words to wizards are cool in theory. But reading a book about love, now thats complicated and i will certainly not be able to summerise it in three words without reading it a couple times over. 

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It depends on your strategy. If you want to study the material then 1 book a month. Or, you can read a book a week to find the 2-3 gold nuggets of info and then move onto the next book. 


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This attitude makes me cringe. Just read as much as you want to read whatever interests you. Making reading/learning a chore is such unnecessary pain. (You might need to create the time for books by disconnecting from the internet though.)

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