On Reading

How to Keep Awake While Reading

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The rules for reading yourself to sleep are much easier to follow than are the rules for keeping awake while...

How to Read a Dictionary

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The dictionary invites a playful reading. It challenges anyone to sit down with it in an idle moment only to...

How to Mark a Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade...

How to Read a Difficult Book

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Dear Dr. Adler, To tell you the truth, I find the so-called great books very difficult to read. I am willing...

How to Read a Book Superficially

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. As a man long identified with the great-books movement -- indeed someone once called me "The Great Bookie" -- I...

Hard Reading Made Easy

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Traveling around the country I find that more and more people have an urge to pry into such difficult subjects...