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|Subject: Slow reading Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:13 am|| |
I haven't read a book in over two years. Since I discovered FDR, this site and several others, I haven't had the time or the inclination for anything that isn't online.
Last week, a friend mentioned a paperback crime novel that included a simple explanation of how cults work. As that made it almost "work-related", I decided to read the book. Although I usually enjoy crime fiction, from Raymond Chandler to Henning Mankell, I've found it hard to read a book after the long break. I can't skim the pages because I need to follow the story. In a way, I'm having to learn to read again.
Maybe this Guardian article on The art of slow reading explains why I'm struggling with my book. But I've only skimmed it so I might have missed something! Take time to enjoy it:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/15/slow-reading