I added in some (non-academic/professional) slow reading this year, and it has been a great choice. It’s a bit of constructive “human time” in what can be very busy daily life. I would definitely suggest it, especially if you don’t really have the time to add it into your schedule.
There’s a new movement afoot in the world of book enthusiasts called slow reading.
Last fall the Wall Street Journal published an article about slow reading and the benefits of setting aside time each day to slip away into a good book. Of course, here at A Novel Group of Huskies Headquarters (aka my office in Storrs, CT) we heartily endorse this important notion that you should take a break from technology overload and ease into the pages of a great story. For many of us, it might not be a completely clean break from electronics since we’re using e-readers, but it still represents a chance to step back from the hustle and bustle of the day and sink into a great story.
Like the slow food movement, it seems like the emphasis of slow reading is a bit of a throwback. “Slow readers list numerous benefits to a regular reading habit, saying…
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