I was intrigue - and felt challeged - by an email from mas Moko in a mailing list. In this particular email he said that he tried to read two books a day. I thought I give it a try. The result, I failed.
My biggest problem is that I tend to stop and think, or dream, about the point in the paragraph(s) I was reading. I'll give you an example. Currently I am reading "Never Ending Journey," a biography about pak Buntoro who happens to be a friend of mine. In the book there is a story in which he made plans about his company. I stopped and thought, "You know, I could do that." And then ... I am 'dreaming' about what I have to do, what things I should write to the guys in the company, or dreaming about (technology) roadmap, and so on. This dreaming process may take a few seconds - then continue reading the book - or may take longer.
In other cases, reading certain things remind me of my TO-DO list. I just fell I have to do it right away. I then do whatever I remembered to do. (I am doing a lot of context switching. I heard it somewhere that this is not good.) In computer term, it's like a non-maskable interrupt (NMI). So, again, I stop reading the book. As a result, my things-to-read keeps on piling ... and piling ... and piling. (I should take a picture of my things-to-read stacks.)
I dream too much!
What's your (reading) habbit?