Try it an see.
Reading, like living life is a personal experience.
An example I've been told I should watch certain film. The person telling me explains why I should watch it and how "deep and meaningful it is".
So I watch the film and yeah, the film was deep but not as deep to me as to the one who recommended the movie to me. To me it was ordinary. Does that mean I missed something? In this case I can tell you for sure, no. The person recommending the film was not at the same level of interest in the subject as I. I could see what he got but it's something I learned a long time ago.
Don't be disappointed if you don't see what "they" suggest you would see. Stand on your own ladder and explore from there, avoid trying to jump onto their ladder without first integrating the information for yourself.
Above all have fun with it.
When you are really learning, you are having fun. It feels like play If it's a struggle you can bet you've taken yourself out of the learning mode and found another chore.
With your challenge, I would grab my sketch book, for mind mapping and apply the 5 day test to each book. Afterwards depending on my purpose I would consider doing a syntopic mind map. Keeping it light, keeping it fun.
Thank you for this. I will "try it" as soon as I receive the order.
A number of years ago I worked on an earlier version of Photoreading. (Do not know why I stopped. Maybe Analysis will provide answers). However when performing the Dictionary exercise I felt in an altered state/spiritual/out of body/transcendent/in flow/mystical. it was a remarkable event. Only a few times in my life have I experienced this delicious feeling. Most of the time as a young man in athletics.
I have more thoughts but will leave this for now.
Alex you really know your stuff. Your explanations are elegant and informative.
I am glad you are here.