On Reading

Nick Parker

Entertain the idea of never lending out a book again. Instead – give them away, then buy yourself a replacement. A lent book often lingers in the background of a friendship as a little irritation obligation. (When will they return it? Will they have folded the corners down?) Whereas a gift is a gift is a gift.

Put your e-reader app where your Twitter / Facebook / Instagram app currently lives on your phone.

James Clear, who’s quite an expert on how to form new habits successfully, sums all this up more constructively: ‘Start more books, quit most of them, read the great ones twice.’

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