What is The Activity of Reading?

Preface: This is just an attempt to explain the contents of Adler’s book. All of the ideas and lessons have come from Mortimer J Adler and if I have explained his writings poorly then excuse me and feel free to comment below. The first thing that Adler teaches all of us beginners is that readingContinue reading “What is The Activity of Reading?”

Why A Reading Schedule isn’t the way forward?

Some of you might remember one of my earlier blog posts where I wrote about the benefits of keeping a reading schedule and whilst the contents of that blog posts remain true, I chose to let go of my reading schedule for many reasons. This blog post will explain all the reasons why I feltContinue reading “Why A Reading Schedule isn’t the way forward?”

What is The Art Of Reading?

For a long time now I have wanted to start the ‘How To Read’ series on my website. In fact, many blog posts ago (must have been 30 or so ago) I mentioned that I would begin this series but as time went on, I completely forgot about this project as I became completely absorbedContinue reading “What is The Art Of Reading?”

Why is History Important?

History has always been a fundamental subject that everyone has come across during their lives. As humans we live in the present moment and we constantly think about the future. How do we navigate through our future without making terrible mistakes? How do we arrive where we are now? Who will tell us what hasContinue reading “Why is History Important?”

Why is Fantasy Important?

Fantasy is one of the most common genres that people read. Perhaps one of the first ever books that you have ever might have been a fantasy book. Due to television adaptations (like HBO’s adaptation of Game of Thrones) and many other films over the years, the fantasy genre has become a huge part ofContinue reading “Why is Fantasy Important?”

How To Read Consistently?

Recently I began a new reading schedule which allowed me to start reading consistently again. In the past, I would read for hours daily and keep that momentum up for months. However, after suffering from an academic burn-out, I lost the ability to do that. However, my recent changes have allowed me to rebuild myContinue reading “How To Read Consistently?”

What is my exciting new reading project?

During the past few weeks, I spent a lot of my time reading and analysing Mortimer Adler’s ‘How to read a book’ which is a touchstone of a book. As simple as the title might appear, the book teaches the readers what reading really is, the different levels of reading as well as the differentContinue reading “What is my exciting new reading project?”

Can You Be Illiterate Despite Being Literate?

A wise person once said the definition of being literate is the ability to understand everything you read and the ability to articulate your thoughts. Unfortunately, in our time, people generally assume that they are all literate because they could literally read and write. In this paper, I will discuss whether or not someone couldContinue reading “Can You Be Illiterate Despite Being Literate?”

7 Reasons Why You Should Read More?

Reading has always been something I did as a hobby. Usually, in my spare time, I would read history, sports articles and the usual regular news. I picked up the 2020 book challenge around March. However, life got so busy I just stopped June. Around a week ago, I felt like something was missing fromContinue reading “7 Reasons Why You Should Read More?”