How to retain what you read: write about it!

I sometimes read a book, then find myself striving to remember what was in it a few months (or weeks) later. Has this ever happened to you? Maybe it hasn’t (your memory might be better). For those of you who do have trouble remembering what you read, especially for non-fiction books, here’s a trick to help you retain more: write about it!

Before you run off with the thought that I’m giving you homework, think about it. Just by making notes about what you read you will clarify the key points, the important parts you want to remember. If you have a blog, you can write a post about it. Or you can even write a few paragraphs to post a review on Amazon.

Try it and let me know if it helped.

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Young Adult books with good female characters

If you’ve ever read, or watched, Harry Potter you’ll know that it’s Hermione who frequently saves the day and who keeps Harry on the correct path. She inspires him, supports him, and often pulls him into his destiny. And she does it all while being portrayed as a silly girl.

Harry Potter is one of the recommendations by this article as ones where you can find good female leading characters in young adult books. Other recommendations you may recognize include City of Ember and Code Name Verity.

I would add an oldie… a real oldie: Little Women.

Now, let’s write more!

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EVENT: Houston Woman Business Book Club — January 21, 2015

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WHAT: Houston Woman Business Book Club — this month’s book is One Word That Will Change Your Life, Expanded Edition.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7 a.m.

WHERE: Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77027


  • Subscribers: $22
  • Non-subscribers: $25
  • All Non-Registrants – Pay at Door: $30

Price includes choice of three plated breakfasts.
Participants will order from a limited menu prior to start of the meeting and discussion.

Registration closes at noon on Monday, Jan. 19.

REGISTER via this link.

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