A Well-Read Life (A Little Guide)

In January, I have been reading books about "reading books." You have heard of meta-thinking, which is "thinking about thinking." Apply that idea to reading about reading, or thinking about reading.

Over the years I have read some real classics on this, with the number one book being Mortimer Adler's, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading. Now, that is a pretty long book, and most people may not want to wade through it. So I want to offer you a very nice, well written, and MUCH shorter book - The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life by Steve Leveen.

The Little Guide is about 100 pages of practical guidance and delicious quotes from some of the greatest authors and readers of history. You will also have some autobiography of what Leveen has read and recommends. 

Read The Little Guide and put into practice what he says, and you will find your enjoyment of reading to soar, as well as your ability to learn from what you read.

It is out of print, but in the used books service provided by Amazon, you can find good and very good copies for one cent + shipping.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International