How do you get into the bible? Easy, just remember SOAP.
Scripture – Pick up the bible and read a section
Observe – Find a particular idea or verse and try to understand what it means in that section
Apply – Think through how that impacts your life
Pray – Ask God or thank God for whatever you have discovered in his word and that you would live in light of it.
One bonus point is that you can simply jot down in a journal or notebook each of those 4 points as you go perhaps a sentence on each. Writing things down is guaranteed to help in remembering what you have read.