While I love reading books, I was always dissatisfied with what I was getting from them. There were moments when I felt inspired as my mind opened up to new possibilities. However, I found it hard to retain the information and apply it.
Something needed to change.
These days, before I start my writing, I read a book. Slowly. I stop whenever anything resonates. I make a lot of notes. And if I find an idea worth pursuing, I double down on it.
Lastly, I find ways to apply these ideas to my work.
Level 1 is consumption.
Level 2 is making notes.
Level 3 is application.
Reply right away and tell me how you read books.