There are lots of ways to read a book. You could just pick it up, skim through it, and then add it to a pile, but I think there is a better way. When you’re reading to learn, you have to study a book. I use two sets of tools anytime I read a book to learn, and I’ll share them here for you. I’ve also included a little bit about how I read and take notes below.
Tool #1: Post-it Flags and Highlighters
Post-it Flags are one of the greatest inventions of the modern era. You can buy multi-colour sets here.
Highliters are just one way to bring the focus of flourescent yellow to your work. Here’s a great selection.
Tool #2: Evernote
Evernote is a little hard to describe. The more you use it, the more you want to use it. I love that I can take it with me anywhere I go, that notes I make on my phone appear online so I can view them from my desktop at work, and that I can also view them at home after everyone else is asleep. Even the free version provides incredible functionality, but there are also two paid options that offer more feautures. If you sign up with this link:xxxxxxx then we both get a couple free months of Evernote premium added to our subscriptions.
How I Read A Book