The little guide to your well-read life

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Levenger Press, May 1, 2005 - Literary Collections - 123 pages
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"Perfect for all of us who can never get enough time with good books. It not only urges us to indulge deeply and often, it shows us how."-Myra Hart, professor, Harvard Business School "Readers and want-to-be readers will be encouraged by the advice to read more, more widely and more systematically."-Michael Keller, university librarian, Stanford University "An ideal gift for both sporadic and relentless readers."-James Mustich Jr., publisher of "A Common Reader "A worthy addition to even the most well-stocked personal library."-Ross King, author of "Michelangelo & The Pope's Ceiling "Do not set out to live a well-read life but rather your well-read life. No one can be well-read using someone else's reading list. Unless a book is good for you, you won't connect with it and gain from it. Just as no one can tell you how to lead your life, no one can tell you what to read for your life. How do readers find more time to read? In "The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life, Steve Leveen offers both inspiration and practical advice for bibliophiles on how to get more books in their life and more life from their books. His recommendations are disarmingly refreshing, as when he advises when "not to read a book and why not to feel guilty if you missed reading all those classics in school. He helps readers reorganize their bookshelves into a Library of Candidates that they actively build and a Living Library of books read with enthusiasm, and he emphasizes the value of creating a Bookography, or annotated list of your reading life. Separate chapters are devoted to the power of audio books and the merits of reading groups. The author himself admits he came "late to thebookshelf," making this charming little guide all the more convincing.

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A delightful insight to people's reading patterns. - Goodreads
I adored the illustrations! - Goodreads
It gives interesting tips for reading. - Goodreads
There are many good insights for book-lovers. - Goodreads
He is the former, but he doesn't pass judgment. - Goodreads

Review: The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to Get More Books in Your Life and More Life from Your Books

User Review  - Alex Goiran - Goodreads

An excellent reference for "how to" fall in book love. let's face it, we will never be able to read every book we will want to read, and we will never know which books we should have read. But this ... Read full review

Review: The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to Get More Books in Your Life and More Life from Your Books

User Review  - Lisa Jacobson - Goodreads

I found this volume to be a little gem of a book! It is written in such a warm and charming style with many great book recommendations. I can't wait to add some to my list here on GoodReads! (With special thanks to my mom for passing it on to me). Read full review

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Contents

Book Love Regained
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Seizing More from Your Reading
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Reading with Your Ears
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Copyright

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