The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: How to Get More Books in Your Life and More Life From Your Books

Steve Leveen

Levenger,  April 2005

"Have you ever wished you had more time to read? You may as well wish you had more time to live. You do."

Despite years of selling "tools for serious readers," Steve Leveen counts himself among the many frustrated bibliophiles in search of more time to read. In The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life, he shares some of the most rewarding methods he's found for getting more books into your life and more life from your books.

Spend just three hours with this Little Guide and add years of fulfillment to your reading life.

You'll discover:

  • How to read 12 more books a year even if you have no more time to read

  • Why part of your personal library should be empty and a large part filled with books you want to read

  • How to get a reading on a book before you read it

  • When to give up on a book (even if it's a classic)

  • How to create an annotated reading biography

Both practical and uplifting, The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life shows you how to transform a pastime into a lifelong passion that gets stronger with every book you absorb.

hardcover | ISBN: 9781929154173 | Publication Date: April 2005


"Readers and want-to-be readers will be encouraged by the advice to read more, more widely, and more systematically. And, as those readers gain confidence, they may read more adventurously." --Michael Keller, University Librarian, Stanford University

"A worthy addition to even the most well-stocked personal library." --Ross King, author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo & The Pope's Ceiling

"An ideal gift for both sporadic and relentless readers." --James Mustich Jr., publisher of A Common Reader

"Perfect for all of us who can never get enough time with good books. It not only urges us to indulge deeply and often, it shows us how." --Myra Hart, Professor, Harvard Business School