- Be choosy. Life is too short to read a boring book. Henry David Thoreau observed, “Read the best books first, otherwise you’ll find you do not have time.
- Always have something to read. Never go anywhere empty-handed.
- Maintain a big stack.
- Choose your own books. Books make wonderful gifts — both to receive and to give — but try not to feel pressured to read a book just because someone has given it to you.