A Working Library’s Ways of Reading could be calledÂ the nine rules of reading, writing, and learning.
My favourite three:
Always read with a pen in hand. The pen should be used both to mark the text you want to remember and to write from where the text leaves you. Think of the text as the starting point for your own words.
Reading and writing are not discrete activities; they occur on a continuum, with reading at one end, writing at the other. The best readers spend their time somewhere in between.
A good reader reads attentively, not only listening to what the writer says, but also to how she says it. This is how a reader learns to write.