Thursday, September 3, 2009

Taking the time to read

Jane Shaw at NRO
.... A professor pointed out that in order to appreciate almost any book — certainly any challenging one — a person has to sit down with it for an hour or more, has to get "settled in" with it, has to soak up the world that it evokes. It takes time! But what 18-year-old has time — or the habit of taking time, or the patience to take time, or the motivation to take time — to read?
Think I'll go outside and read for a couple of hours.

What It Takes to Read - Jane S. Shaw - Phi Beta Cons on National Review Online

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