Links & Resources

Speed Reading Resources & Links

BOOK SUMMARIES

Read summaries - remember more. Passing Time in The Loo - the best of collection of 150+ books summariesPassing Time in the Loo – volume 1, 2, 3 – the best summaries of all the classics and the top business books

Summaries of Shakespeare’s plays

The Best Business Books Ever

The 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Why summaries are the best way to get information quickly

 

EBOOK READERS

Download FREE Kindle apps for Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry

You can lend your ebooks on Kindle / how to lend ebooks on Kindle

FREE E-BOOKS
Free ebooks downloads you can read on your mobile

Thousands of free ebooks downloads – ebook library
Free ebooks by Win Wenger

BOOKS ON LEARNING, NLP, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – online bookshop
Anglo-American Books

TED.com – brilliant website with short talks on almost everything interesting
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor (the stroke survivor who trained her own brain) – her book “My stroke of insight” – how the brain works – also TED is THE hottest website and resource for new ideas, personal development, learning, etc.

LEARNING LANGUAGES
Michel Thomas tapes: Spanish, German, Italian, French as well as Arabic, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese and Russian – the best intro to these languages (no memorising, no books approach – phenomenal – I used his tapes to get basic Spanish in an hour on the plane) About Michel Thomas
Learn Languages with Accelerated Learning by Colin Rose

EFT / EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE / TAPPING
EFT is now the top technique to manage stress  and release any blocks to learning and reading faster

PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
Productivity guru David Allen – how to get organised better, save time and money

Browser productivity plug-in for  Google Chrome and Firefox. Great productivity enhancer, it’s hugely powerful and it’s FREE.

Liquid4 – productivity tool for finding and processing information quickly and effectively – FREE version available

Learn how to search on Google – it will save you lots of time when searching for info online

ZITE – interactive app that learns what you like to read and finds it for you – saving time

100 top websites you should know about and use

Test your reading rate

SEARCH TOOLS – LEARN HOW TO SEARCH
GOOGLE SCHOLAR – search for scientific papers
100 top search engines – search for anything

TOP ONLINE COURSES (Free)

Khan Academy

Udacity

Open Learn

TED – ed

iTunes University

Coursera

Harvard based edX

FutureLearn – free online e-courses from top UK and international universities

More and more top universities are offering free online e-courses. Check the top universities such as Stanford, Harvard and the MIT which are e-learning leaders.

Other websites with useful e-courses (usually not free)

The School of Life

How to academy  

Indytute

 

MINDMAPPING software
IPhone app – SimpleMindX
MindNode – FREE for Mac
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
– FREE software
http://www.inspiration.com

BOOKSHOPS
The biggest bookshop in Europe – Waterstones in Piccadilly, London UK
SW1Y 6WW (tel 020 7851 2400) stores about 250 000 books on four floors in over eight and a half miles of shelving.

THE UK’S FREE BOOK SWAP SHOP
Swap your old books or unread books

POWER AFFIRMATIONS – subliminal priming
http://www.visualiminals.com/
Natural Genius, Prosperity, Slim Now, Super Health, Happiness for No Reason

NLP COURSES – NLP is probably the best way to get into personal development
http://www.itsnlp.com/

Top books/ introductions to NLP
Principles of NLP: The Only Introduction You’ll Ever Need
Introducing NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming

FOR ONLINE BOOK REVIEWS, BOOKS AND FREE OPENING EXTRACTS
Want to find more writers like the ones you love? Type in the name of a favourite author at lovereading.co.uk – it promises to find someone slimilar, and let you download opening extracts before you buy.

BOOK BINDING, FREE BOOKBINDING TUTORIALS
If you love old books, take a course in book binding and restore your battered old friends. Find a book binding course or instruction DVD

WORLD BOOK DAY
To mark World Book Day on 4 March, you will find a list of 50 books at spread-the-word.org.uk – leave a comment and vote for winner of The Book To Talk About 2010 award.

Why Reading Matters – BBC program
How modern neuroscience has revealed that reading unlocks remarkable powers in people.
Science writer Rita Carter tells the story of how modern neuroscience has revealed that reading, something most of us take for granted, unlocks remarkable powers. Carter explains how the classic novel Wuthering Heights allows us to step inside other minds and understand the world from different points of view, and she wonders whether the new digital revolution could threaten the values of classic reading. It’s not available on BBC iPlayer anymore but you can watch on YourTube – http://spdrdng.com/posts/why-reading-matters-bbc-program

COOL BOOKSHELVES
To buy these book shelves just click on the images.

Perec shelves by Carles Muro and Charmaine Lay for Puntombles (from £252.47 neilrogersinteriors.co.uk)

 

The Umbra Conceal floating book shelf (£12.00; heals.co.uk)

 

 

Florian Kremb's quirky 'reading chair' wall sticker (£30.65; www.hiddenartshop.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKMARK
The Page Chaser is a flexible bookmark that automatically marks the page as you turn them. Ordinary bookmarks can fall out and require you to correctly mark where you left off. Why waste all that precious brain power on something so mundane? The Page Chaser catches every page as you turn. It’s an incredibly simply design that never falls out. Cheap, easy to manufacture, and handy. Designed by Hyeon Joo Lee.