“It does neither reader nor author justice. What you end up with is an impression of something having happened. Pale paragraphs that you can never fully recall. Silhouettes of broken sentences.” —
My thoughts on speed reading and why, especially if you’re a writer, you should probably pack it in.
“What a blessing it is to love books as I love them, to be able to converse with the dead, and to live amidst the unreal!” —Thomas Babington Macaulay (via beatricesank)
When someone I know says they don't really read books
Outside: Oh okay then.
Inside: Get out, friendship over!