How do you read so much?
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If you're a reader, you've probably had someone ask you this question. We unpack what this question sometimes really means (How do you have so much free time? Must be nice having no obligations! I'm so busy I could never find time to read. You must be some kind of a superhero!) and explore the roots of some of these false beliefs about reading. We then talk about tips and tricks for reading more if you or someone you know is asking this question in earnest. Part sass, part research, and part practical suggestions - this episode has it all!  ----------------------- Books we're reading in this episode:   And the Sea Will Tell by Vincent Bugliosi with Bruce Henderson People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry In Love with George Eliot by Kathy O'Shaughnessy Portrait of a Scotsman (A League of Extraordinary Women series book #3) by Evie Dunmore  -----------------------  Sources listed in the order they appear in the episode:     Quote Investigator®. 2010. “Time You Enjoy Wasting Is Not Wasted Time.” June 11, 2010. Tucker, Ian. 2011. “The Shallows by Nicholas Carr – Review.” The Guardian, July 2 2011., Kim. 2023. “Why Our Attention Spans Are Shrinking, with Gloria Mark, PhD.” American Psychological Association, February 2023. Intro and outro music: "The Chase," by Aves. Do you have thoughts, questions, or ideas for future episodes? Email us at [email protected]. And if you want to learn more about the podcast, visit our website at If you liked this episode, please consider leaving us a review to help us reach more listeners. And if you'd like to see more bookish content from Martha & Elizabeth, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @allbooksaloudpod. Read on!
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