|12-06-2012, 08:33 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Learning to "see/live" books
i just tried to find informations about "how to learn visualize books".
But the only thing i found was how to read faster.
I am a german mathematician and in the past i read mostly dry historical stuff.
While doing that that imagination wasn't important to me.
No i'd like to read Alice in wonderland or Gulliver's travels.
Therefore i'd really like to learn to get "into" the books.
Do you have any tips or even threads/books how i can manage that?
Is reading books in foreign languages an obstacle for imagination?
Thank you for all input
|12-06-2012, 12:30 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Touch, PW, Fire HD, iPad 3, iPhone 4, Samsung Tab 2 7 + More
I'm not sure that anyone can teach you to have imagination. It's something that you either have or you don't.
Currently proofreading The Poison Belt, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
|12-06-2012, 12:47 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
If I read a descriptive passage I will close my eyes for a little while and "see" the scene behind my eyelids. Try and get a feel for the atmosphere, the smells the sounds. I have done that since I was a child and still do it. Perhaps it isn't for you, but it helps me imagine what the author is trying to convey.
Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?
|12-06-2012, 12:47 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Cybook, iRex, PB, Onyx
- It might make a difference if you read the books or listen to an audio book.
- The best thing for getting into something is always to be active yourself. So, if you really want to make such a big task of it, you can draw pictures how you imagine that Alice or Gulliver or whoever looks like. Or you can stop after reading a few pages and spin your own continuation of the story.
I thought that history is full of exciting stuff too and not so dry!
Keep on reading in the free world!
|12-06-2012, 01:25 PM||#6|
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: iriver Story HD; Archos 80 G9
Audio books are, in my opinion, very nice alternatives to actually sitting and reading one's self. Some times I have actually jumped back and forth between an audio version I listen to while driving and the written version I continue with at home on weekends.
|12-06-2012, 04:35 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Awesome thread topic OP.
I had never really thought of visualization and reading as seperate skills before.
I think it is something that everyone can do but is definately imprroved through practice.
A little google-fu and I found a pretty simple and useful article for increasing visualization.
From the article:
Find a photograph, and take your time to analyze it. Memorize every detail you can. Then simply close your eyes and try to recreate it in your mind. Bring in as much as you can: the colors, the birds in the sky, the freckles on the skin — whatever is there. Open your eyes to get more detail if you have to. Remember that this is not a test: do it until you get good at it."
How to Develop Your Visualization Skill
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