Let me ask you two questions:
How many books have you started to read in English?
And how many books have you finished in English?
I bet the answers to these questions aren’t the same.
So why do we give up on books so easily?
Well, it’s usually for one of these reasons:
- You’ve chosen a book that’s too difficult.
- You’ve chosen a book that’s not very interesting to you.
- You’re a strong visual learner and you don’t like reading very much – even in your first language.
- You either don’t have enough time to “get into” the book or you have a short concentration span.
In this episode, I talk about why you’re not finishing your English books, the difference between intensive and extensive reading, and I recommend eight books that you will (probably) finish.
Reading is great fun – when you do it right!
I’ve also written a blog post on this topic: click here to read it.
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