How to Read 365 Books in 2013
Jeff Ryan did it without shirking daily duties
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 31, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Jeff Ryan managed to read a book a day this year (well, pretty much).   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A book a day, every day, from tomorrow to next New Year's Eve: Sounds impossible, right? Well, Jeff Ryan managed it in 2012—without giving up his job or his family duties, he writes in Slate. Of course, he tweaked the rules a little; some days, he wouldn't have time to read, but he'd make up for that by reading multiple books later—often at the same time. By the end of today, he will have read 366 books this year. Want to mimic Ryan's resolution but not sure how to tackle it? It's not just about reading short books (though that helps), he explains.

The key is to avoid "min-maxing": That is, dropping all your other activities to focus on one. Instead, make reading your go-to activity for every free moment: Drop music for audiobooks in the car and while mowing the lawn, and forget about guilty-pleasure movies. But go for guilty-pleasure books (erotica, Star Wars novels) as well as meaty tomes. Still daunted? Consider this: "Right now, you are probably reading a comparable amount to me—but you're reading newspapers, Facebook and Twitter, and the work of the fine folks at Slate." Read more on his quest.

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Dec 31, 2012 1:02 PM CST
as Christine implied I'm impressed that some one can profit $3735 in a few weeks on the internet. did you see this site
Dec 31, 2012 12:59 PM CST
What a typical American! Like those of us who would rather wolf-down three buckets of fried chicken than leisurely enjoying a well balanced meal. With wine.
Dec 31, 2012 12:40 PM CST
No, thank you! I enjoy nothing better than a good book. It's something to savor, not rush through.