Ways of Reading
Just came across these brief and beautiful pieces of advice on reading: Ways of Reading, from a working library, itself a charming set of contemplations on a life of letters. My favorites:
Reading must occur everyday, but it is not just any daily reading that will do. The day’s reading must include at minimum a few lines whose principle intent is to be beautiful—words composed as much for the sake of their composition as for the meaning they convey.
Every book alights a path to other books. Follow these paths as far as you can. This is how you build a library.
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