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Byline: Robin Grugal
4 If you're like most people, you probably think of reading as something as simple and natural as walking. But by doing so, you're cheating yourself out of a great learning experience.
At least that's how Mortimer Adler (1902-2001) saw it. The educator, philosopher and author of some 60 books said reading is the key to being a lifelong learner, "but not the way most people do it."
His 400-page book on the subject, titled "How To Read a Book," treats reading as an art form, with rules to learn and follow. It was a bestseller when it hit book shelves in 1940 and remains one of the great how-to books to this day. Some of his tips …