How do you read a book?
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For doing that, he takes a paragraph from a book in which the action would take two-three seconds, enough time for a man being shoot. He gives us the paragraph in the book and he says that it took to him 42 seconds for reading it.
To do that, he takes a paragraph from a book in which the action would take two or three seconds, enough time for a man to be shot. He gives us the paragraph in the book and he says that it took to him 42 seconds to read it.
This is a small problem (I can still understand what you're saying) but it happened more than once, so here I am. :)
How do you read a book?
When I say "how", I can refer to many aspects: How did you like the book? How much time it took to you? What were you thinking of during the while you were reading or after reviewing the book? I wanted to write about reading a book in order to "confess" about my preferences and my time that I grant to it. Sometimes I hate myself for not reading so many books until now, in the present. Actually, "hate" is a big word and feeling. I would rather say I feel bad and a little guilty for that. This topic came to my mind when I was reading "Six Walks In The Fictional Woods" by Umberto Eco. It's a nice one in which the narrator talks about different facts of a narration. In the forth chapter, he mentions about the essential, necessary time for writing a book, reading a book, and the time of the action from it. At some point, he wants the show the difference between the time of the action and the time of reading. For doing that, he takes a paragraph from a book in which the action would take two-three seconds, enough time for a man being shoot. He gives us the paragraph in the book and he says that it took to him 42 seconds for reading it. I got the point, I understood that he wanted to show that the time of reading and the time of the action are two different things. But except that, I saw a good opportunity to figure out if I read normally or too slowly. I made my timing of reading that paragraph and it took me 35 minutes. Maybe it sounds strange, but I felt relived, somehow. I always liked to read books that I want, in the time that I want, not to be pressed by something. My friends always read faster than me, and I could notice that when we have to read a book in a week or a few days for school. If me and my friend have, let's say, 100 pages left to read in only one day, I can read them in about four-five hours, while my friend can finish them in three and half an hour. When I read, I want to understand everything, to enjoy the story. That's why I like to read in holidays. Then I have enough time to read everything that I want when I feel in the best mood for doing that. I've noticed that I like more the books that I discover by myself, thinking "What if I start reading that? , or recommended by my father who has read really nice books. Haruki Murakami was right when he said, through one of his characters,“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Unless those people talk about it after finishing it.
Very well said :) Keep up the good work!
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