How to Read a Book Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476790152

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How to Read a Book Excerpt :

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

How to Write a Story Book

How to Write a Story


  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781797202709

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How to Write a Story Excerpt :

The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent's Choice Winner, How to Read a Story! Step 1: Choose an idea for your story. A good one. Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don't be afraid to mix things up. Step 3: Create a heroine—or a hero. Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process in a dynamic and accessible way, encouraging kids to explore their own creativity—and share their stories with others! • Perfect for educators, librarians, and parents who are helping children develop early writing and reading skills • Great read-aloud book for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children interested in learning to read • Helps teach Common Core Curriculum skills Young readers who love We Are in a Book!, How Rocket Learned to Read, and Also an Octopus will love the reading and writing lessons and inspiration in How to Write a Story. • Read-aloud books for kids ages 3–5 • Learning to write books for kids • Kindergarten, pre-K creativity books Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose many books for kids have been selected as Best Books by the New York Times, Junior Library Guild, Indie Bound, and Bank Street College of Education. She lives on Lake Champlain with her family. Mark Siegel is the author of many graphic novels and children's picture books, including the 5 Worlds series, as well as the illustrator of How to Read a Story and the Robert F. Sibert Honor Book To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel. He lives in New York.

The Great Mental Models  General Thinking Concepts Book

The Great Mental Models General Thinking Concepts


  • Author : Farnam Street
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 1999449002

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The Great Mental Models General Thinking Concepts Excerpt :

The old saying goes, ''To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right. The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer. Until now. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet- ignore them. Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Farnam Street (FS) is one of the world's fastest growing websites, dedicated to helping our readers master the best of what other people have already figured out. We curate, examine and explore the timeless ideas and mental models that history's brightest minds have used to live lives of purpose. Our readers include students, teachers, CEOs, coaches, athletes, artists, leaders, followers, politicians and more. They're not defined by gender, age, income, or politics but rather by a shared passion for avoiding problems, making better decisions, and lifelong learning. AUTHOR HOME Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

How to Read a Book Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 1439144834

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How to Read a Book Excerpt :

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How to Read a Book Book

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0062307819

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How to Read a Book Excerpt :

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading. Find a tree—a black tupelo or dawn redwood will do—and plant yourself. (It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.) With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

The Daily 5 Book
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

The Daily 5


  • Author : Gail Boushey
  • Publisher : Stenhouse Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781571104298

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The Daily 5 Excerpt :

Describes the philosophy of the Daily 5 teaching structure and includes a collection of literacy tasks for students to complete daily.

I Don t Want to Read This Book Book

I Don t Want to Read This Book


  • Author : Max Greenfield
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593326077

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I Don t Want to Read This Book Excerpt :

From actor Max Greenfield (from television’s New Girl) comes a hilarious picture book for every child who thinks they don't like to read books (and all the kids—and grownups—who do). Words, sentences, and even worse, paragraphs fill up books. Ugh! So what's a reluctant reader to do? Actor Max Greenfield (New Girl) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery bring the energy and laugh-out-loud fun out for every child (and parent) who thinks they don’t want to read a book. Joining the ranks of favorites like The Book With No Pictures and The Serious Goose, this clever and playful read-aloud breaks the fourth wall and will have all readers coming back for laughs again and again!

How to Read a Person Like a Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

How to Read a Person Like a Book


  • Author : Gerard I. Nierenberg
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1566194016

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How to Read a Person Like a Book Excerpt :

This unique program teaches listeners how to "decode" and reply to non-verbal signals from friends and business associates when those signals are often vague and thus frequenly ignored.

How Should One Read a Book  Book

How Should One Read a Book


  • Author : Virginia Woolf
  • Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-11-24
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913724474

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How Should One Read a Book Excerpt :

First delivered as a speech to schoolgirls in Kent in 1926, this enchanting short essay by the towering Modernist writer Virginia Woolf celebrates the importance of the written word. With a measured but ardent tone, Woolf weaves together thought and quote, verse and prose into a moving tract on the power literature can have over its reader, in a way which still resounds with truth today. I have sometimes dreamt, at least, that when the Day of Judgement dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards – their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble – the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, “Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading.”

Atomic Habits Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Atomic Habits


  • Author : James Clear
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735211292

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Atomic Habits Excerpt :

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 4 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

You ve GOT to Read This Book  Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

You ve GOT to Read This Book


  • Author : Jack Canfield
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061758003

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You ve GOT to Read This Book Excerpt :

There's nothing better than a book you can't put down—or better yet, a book you'll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, and self-actualization pioneer Gay Hendricks have invited notable people to share personal stories of books that changed their lives. What book shaped their outlook and habits? Helped them navigate rough seas? Spurred them to satisfaction and success? The contributors include Dave Barry, Stephen Covey, Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Mark Victor Hansen, John Gray, Christiane Northrup, Bernie Siegel, Craig Newmark, Michael E. Gerber, Lou Holtz, and Pat Williams, to name just a few. Their richly varied stories are poignant, energizing, and entertaining.Author and actor Malachy McCourt tells how a tattered biography of Gandhi, stumbled on in his youth, offered a shining example of true humility—and planted the seeds that would help support his sobriety decades later. Bestselling author and physician Bernie Siegel, M.D., tells how William Saroyan's The Human Comedy helped him realize that, in order to successfully treat his patients with life-threatening illnesses, "I had to help them live—not just prevent them from dying." Actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how, at a life crossroads and struggling with bulimia, a book taught her the transforming difference one person could make in the life of another—and why that person for her was Richard Burton. Rafe Esquith, the award-winning teacher whose inner-city students have performed Shakespeare all over the world, recounts his deep self-doubt in the midst of his success—and how reading To Kill a Mockingbird strengthened him to continue teaching. Beloved librarian and bestselling author Nancy Pearl writes how, at age ten, Robert Heinlein's science fiction book Space Cadet impressed on her the meaning of personal integrity and gave her a vision of world peace she'd neve

How to Speak How to Listen Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

How to Speak How to Listen


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-04-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439104897

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How to Speak How to Listen Excerpt :

Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. With over half a million copies in print of his “living classic” How to Read a Book in print, intellectual, philosopher, and academic Mortimer J. Adler set out to write an accompanying volume on speaking and listening, offering the impressive depth of knowledge and accessible panache that distinguished his first book. In How to Speak How to Listen, Adler explains the fundamental principles of communicating through speech, with sections on such specialized presentations as the sales talk, the lecture, and question-and-answer sessions and advice on effective listening and learning by discussion.

Speed Reading Book

Speed Reading


  • Author : Kam Knight
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-26
  • Genre: Speed reading
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 109026447X

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Speed Reading Excerpt :

#1 Speed Reading Book on Amazon for 2 Straight Years This book has quickly become the go to standard for rapidly improving reading speed. It offers simple tips to not only accelerate your reading, but comprehension and memory. Unlike other books that merely teach you to skim & scan, this book taps into your brain and eyes' amazing power to naturally read more words in a shorter time. Please Note There are a growing number of trolls and copycats on Amazon. They copy hard work of legitimate authors and post malicious reviews on their book to boost their own ranking. They don't take the time to understand a topic, only copy what others have written to make money. In fact, much of their content is taken directly from here as I've spent the last 15 years understanding how to optimize performance of the mind to enhance these areas & more. You will see that in the types of tips this book offers and how they are offered. In fact, it is the only speed reading book that presents practice drills at the end of every chapter, so by the time you get to the last page, you will have double or tripled your reading, learning, and memory of written information.

The Rust Programming Language  Covers Rust 2018  Book

The Rust Programming Language Covers Rust 2018


  • Author : Steve Klabnik
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718500457

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The Rust Programming Language Covers Rust 2018 Excerpt :

The official book on the Rust programming language, written by the Rust development team at the Mozilla Foundation, fully updated for Rust 2018. The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust: an open source systems programming language that helps you write faster, more reliable software. Rust offers control over low-level details (such as memory usage) in combination with high-level ergonomics, eliminating the hassle traditionally associated with low-level languages. The authors of The Rust Programming Language, members of the Rust Core Team, share their knowledge and experience to show you how to take full advantage of Rust's features--from installation to creating robust and scalable programs. You'll begin with basics like creating functions, choosing data types, and binding variables and then move on to more advanced concepts, such as: • Ownership and borrowing, lifetimes, and traits • Using Rust's memory safety guarantees to build fast, safe programs • Testing, error handling, and effective refactoring • Generics, smart pointers, multithreading, trait objects, and advanced pattern matching • Using Cargo, Rust's built-in package manager, to build, test, and document your code and manage dependencies • How best to use Rust's advanced compiler with compiler-led programming techniques You'll find plenty of code examples throughout the book, as well as three chapters dedicated to building complete projects to test your learning: a number guessing game, a Rust implementation of a command line tool, and a multithreaded server. New to this edition: An extended section on Rust macros, an expanded chapter on modules, and appendixes on Rust development tools and editions.

Vagabonding Book
Score: 3.5
From 938 Ratings

Vagabonding


  • Author : Rolf Potts
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812992182

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Vagabonding Excerpt :

A complete guide to the vagabond approach to travel espouses taking time off from one's normal routine--for weeks to years--to discover the wonders of the world for oneself, explaining how to plan and prepare for travel, simplify one's lifestyle and adapt to life on the road, handle travel adversity, and finally, reassimilate to ordinary life. Original. 15,000 first printing.