Reading Fiction and Expanding Circles

It had been quite a while since I last read a novel; I recall it was my late university years. Although I didn't take any decision not to do so, it was probably a consequence of starting the work life and noticing I had so many other things to read - especially on Computer Science and Personal/Career Development topics. I needed to stay in the "real world". Well, I said it had been a while, because all of a sudden, due to a reason which my memory…

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Experiencing Speed Reading

Does speed reading work? That has been the question I have been wondering for a while now, and after doing some research on techniques that people use, I came up with a basic understanding of it and have been practicing on a daily basis lately. Short answer is: yes, it usually works. It is quite amazing to see it actually working and although it has its limitations, I still think that it is a must-have skill. Basically it is about not reading each word in a text but rather skimming…

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