Abby's Speed Reading Blog

Tips for Working Smarter, Faster and Just Plain Better

Summer Giveaway is BACK!!

Because last summer’s weekly giveaway of ONE 90 Day Access to the Rev It Up Reading Online Course was so successful and made many people very happy, we decided to do it again THIS summer!

If you or someone you know wants a chance to receive a complimentary registration (value $199) to the Rev It Up Reading Online Course,




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Dogs Boost Reading Speed

Dogs are the surprise addition to literacy efforts in schools across the world. Since Intermountain Therapy Animals launched the READ Program in 1999, more and more organizations are training dogs to help children to read.




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Have You Heard of Blinkist?

While meandering around the internet, I came across this really cool website called Blinkist. In a nutshell, their team reads non-fiction books, pulls out the key insights, and explains them in an easy-to-digest, 15 minute book summary that is




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An Attitude of Gratitude

Can you come up with three things that you’re grateful for, every day? Sounds pretty simple right? But it takes a certain kind of mindset to first, remember that you want to come up three things and then second, to actually do it, every day.

Several weeks ago, I spent a few days at my favorite retreat center called Kripalu Yoga and Health Center located in the heart of the Berkshires in Massachusetts. Every time I go and get away from my day-to-day goings-on, I come away with something




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News From Rev It Up Reading

This year has seen many positive additions to the Rev It Up Reading Online Course. Since March, users are now able to access the course online 24/7 from a PC, Mac, iPad or Tablet with NO printing needed! Though this sounds simple, believe me (and my dedicated developers), this was no easy task. And just this week, we’ve made another important touch up that allows the course to download easier and navigate through the course any way you want.

We’ve had 350 people test out our One Day Pass and buyers are coming in from all around the world, including England (UK), New Zealand, Vietnam, India, Oman, Indonesia, Romania and more.




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What Are Your Favorite Apps?

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to be efficient and not waste time. So, it makes logical sense that I share with you some of my favorite things I spend time on while asking you to share some of yours.




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The Next Chapter – Empty Nest

It’s Saturday evening and I’m writing this blog post. Why? Because I can! Four weeks ago my husband and I brought our youngest child to college to start his freshman year at High Point University in NC. My older son is a senior at the University of Delaware. That means I have no day-to-day child responsibilities to fill my calendar! After 21 and a half years, it’s a very odd feeling to now be an “empty nester”.




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Are You Ready for ALL That College Reading?

With only a few precious weeks left before school starts, you can literally Get Up To Speed With What You Read in JUST 5 Hours by taking the Rev It Up Reading Online Course!

“This course has changed me for the better as a reader!! I now finally enjoy reading!!!” – Ellie C. – High School Student

“This course is extremely easy to use and more than doubled my reading speed and boosted my comprehension in just a week!” – Brandon K. – College Student

Seriously, in just 5 hours, you will learn how to read smarter, faster and just plain better.




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Remember, One Thing At A Time

Several months ago, I had the good fortune of spending five wonderful days at a yoga and meditation center called Kripalu located in western Massachusetts. I try to go at least once a year – time and money permitting – to unplug and rejuvenate my body and mind. I spent my days taking yoga classes, walking, reading, napping, dancing, and eating healthy foods.

I didn’t carry my phone with me . . .




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Read More, Make More

“If you read only ONE book PER MONTH,
that will put you into the top 1% of income earners in our society.
But if you read ONE book PER WEEK,
50 books per year,
that will make you one of the best educated,
smartest, most capable and highest paid people in your field.
Regular reading will transform your life completely.”
~ Brian Tracy

I believe Brian Tracy is on to something.




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Kids Home for Summer?

Are Your Kids Coming Home for the Summer? Here’s Something You Can Do TOGETHER!

Yes, summertime is a great time to get caught with friends and family. It’s also a great time to tool up your reading skills!

We recently added a special price option . . .




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Reading Lessons from Yoga Practice – Part 2

Have you ever thought about how long you’ve been doing certain things? Of my many pursuits, I only recently made some strong connections between two of my favorite activities: reading and yoga. I figured out that this year celebrates my 28th year of using and teaching speed reading strategies and my 15th year of practicing yoga. So how are they related?

Last month, I shared my first three ideas in this post. I hope these remaining ideas resonate with you, either for the reading part, or the yoga!




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Reading Lessons Learned From Yoga – Part 1

Have you ever thought about how long you’ve been doing certain things? Of my many pursuits, I only recently made some strong connections between two of my favorite activities: reading and yoga. I figured out that this year celebrates my 28th year of using and teaching speed reading strategies and my 15th year of practicing yoga.

So how are they related?




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See the New Course Before Release

Within the next few weeks, I will FINALLY be launching a long-awaited update to the Rev It Up Reading Online Course Version 3.0! It’s taken a lot of time, money and energy but it’s all been worth it and I want to share it with you!

If you’ve always wanted to get up to speed with what you read, build your reading confidence and competence, or just become the best reader you can be, come take a look at this exciting new course.

I’m offering personal “sneak peeks” . . .




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Changing Lanes

Do you remember in school that wherever you sat the first day of class was YOUR seat for the entire year? It’s quite interesting how territorial we become about “our” place. It becomes a comfortable and familiar location to return to. Most people wouldn’t want to change seats, ever!




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Your Favorite Books for 2016

Last month I asked my list subscribers to share some of their favorite books because I prefer to read something someone loved and recommends. Maybe you will find a favorite here too!




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Reading New Year’s Resolutions For 2016

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, the common notion is that most people give up after the first few weeks.  Have you ever considered making a reading resolution?  Reading is fun, simple, inexpensive, and rewarding as well as a resolution you can stick to.

The simple resolution is to “Read more.” This is a great start but I challenge you to set specific reading goals.




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Read at the Speed of Thought Interview on The Productivity Show

Zack and Abby discuss key characteristics of speed readers, specific tips that you can use to comprehend and read faster, and the latest speed reading apps.

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