Speed Reading

Robert Gray reminds those of us who get panicky every time they look at their TBR pile to just read slowly. He also provides a couple of lovely quotes from books, including this one:

She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feeling she had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awakening from sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams.

I never used to worry about how long it took me to read a book until they started showing up at my doorstep.