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How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
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Jan 07, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, philosophy
Read in November, 2008

I haven't read enough since I finished to really say how much it has helped me so far, but it is worth reading in its own right. Adler gives a wonderful case for reading in general, and specifically for reading difficult books. He makes a lot of wonderful analogies about books and teachers, and makes it seem doable to educate oneself merely by reading and making an effort to fully understand authors who know more than we do. Also very highly recommended for everyone, regardless of who you are and what you like.

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