“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.”
– Mortimer Adler
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I thought all the readers in the blogosphere with toppling tbr piles would appreciate this one, I certainly do! There are so many intriguing books out there, that a readers dilemma is often how they are going to try and fit them all into one lifetime. For this reason, I can sometimes get into the mindset where I find myself reading a book just so I can get it off my tbr pile to get to the next book, and so on. I think the emphasis of reading stats in the past few years of my life hasn’t helped with this either. Goodreads is always telling me how many books, pages and genre’s I’ve read and comparing it with other readers, almost giving the process of reading a competitive edge. While I love having this information about my reading habits it can also feel overbearing and unnecessary at times. Luckily for me, these moods only tend to last about a week before I give myself a good shake, and a reminder of what reading is really about; enjoying and savouring each book. Quality of reading not quantity!
I love how beautifully worded this quote is and the way it acts as a little reminder. I think It is much better to read slowly, taking the details in and enjoying the story and/or message of a book than rushing through and not truly appreciating it. Then again, maybe I’m biased because I’m a slow reader. 😉
Happy booking bloggers!
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