How-to Find Your Purpose – Part 4 : Steinbeck and the Story of Life

If you read this, you’d know that East of Eden is one of my favourite books of all time.  Even with that, it’s amazing how quickly I forget some of the best passages in there.  I guess that’s why this quote will always be true :

“I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”

– CS Lewis

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How-to Read – Part 3 : My Top Five Books And Their Impact

To close off this little series, I’d like to present my five favourite books.  A lot of times, when we want to sit down and read a good book, we ask ourselves, what’s a good book I can sit down and read ?

So, I have hoped to make that a bit easier.

On top of that, I want to take a bit of time with each of the books and explain why / how they’ve impacted me and how I have sought to change because of them.  Just like I outlined in How-to Read – Part 1 and How-to Read – Part 2.

So, without further ado, here they are, in no particular order :

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How-to Read – Part 2 : It Isn’t Just Read Words, Turn Page, Repeat.

I remember watching Infomercials.

Knives that can cut through steel.  Dish towels that absorb moisture out of anything.  The SlapChop.  And of course, Billy Mays.

There was one infomercial I remember seeing that taught people how to speed read.  To Spreed.  They had a suited man, with a tight combover and glasses, explain how he was able to read an entire book in a fraction of the time of a normal person.  He had a method for being able to do this.  Secrets he probably unlocked by studying magic arts in the Himalayas.

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