Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How could I read more books?

  • 9 January 2016
Woman carrying books
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Agatha Christie read 200 books every year, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg gets through a book a fortnight. President Theodore Roosevelt read a book a day, and increased this to two or three when he had a quiet night. But how can mere mortals get through more?

Harriet Klausner - a school librarian who died last year - was either one of history's greatest speed-readers or someone somewhat economical with the truth.
Klausner clocked up a staggering 31,014 Amazon book reviews, sometimes reading six books a day. But not everyone could accept that feat, with a group of critics forming to debunk her claims

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