When I truly enjoy a book, I can read it in under an hour or two. If I have a tough time with a book, I can take as long as a month to finish it.
Next time you want to get a book into your memory banks:
1. Start with the table of contents and find the topics that most appeal to you yet aren’t things you read before. Read those chapters first.
2. Skim through the ones that contain content that you have read before.
3. Dog-ear or highlight as you read so you can go back to the content later for emphasis
4. Read digitally. I’ve found having my books on my Kindle app for the iPad has been greatly beneficial for reference.
If you follow these simple steps, you will find you can read a lot more than you used to.