I started this great book a few months ago. It’s called The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster: 100 ways to make life more efficient. Really, what’s not to like about that?!
Lots of people who are experts in their field have written a few pages about how to do something quickly and well. It’s kind of my dream come true. I spent most of college and grad school figuring out how to write a high quality research paper in the least possible time.
My only complaint is that I recently ran out of reading time. My free time that used to go towards cleaning my house and lazing around with a book vanished into thin air, and now Peanut languishes in piles of his own dog hair while I try to muddle my way through a minimal number of chores.
I don’t mind my loss of reading time. I’ve read plenty in the last few years to get me through a dry spell or two. Even so, I have a proposal for the experts of The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster.
Why not make things easy for your readers? Why not start the book with the chapter on speed-reading? Then the people who need the book most will actually be able to finish it before the library starts sending the cops after them. Just a thought. Instead of teaching me how to sell a house on page 5 and making me wait until page 135 for reading suggestions, you should make sure I actually make it to page 135. I didn’t. Now I’ll never know how to read a page in two to five seconds. (Okay, so I did scan the chapter on speed-reading after I found out that it existed.)