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4 Ways to Read a Book: How to Get the Most out of Reading

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2021 • 3 min read

English philosopher Francis Bacon once wrote, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” Bacon’s message that there are many ways to read a book can apply to today’s nonfiction books, fiction bestsellers, or whatever you’re reading in your book club this month.