Do you prefer to read slow or fast? I eat fast, talk fast, think fast, and drive fast. I am not a fan of meditation. I pray fast. So how do you think I read?
It was not a trick question. I do read fast. Kindle‘s have helped me to even greater reading speeds and this brings me great joy. I still want to read every book in the library.
When I started this blog, its purpose was to offer book reviews. Alas, I found I didn’t like reviewing a book. Once a book is finished, I am ready to move on.
What I do like are slow books. I read them together, simultaneously, and contemplate where they take me. They are frequent initiators of writing out loud. I now have four slow books crawling before me; Reading Like a Writer, Beautiful & Pointless, The Art of Character, and Story Engineering. I suspect you will be hearing me reference them from time to time. I have already.
Reading slow books has helped me be a better, longer listener. I can visit with people for sustained periods without much reference to time. Especially if the subject is books.