Note — May 12, 2019

Why You Should Start Binge-Reading Right Now

Seen in → No.79

Source → nytimes.com/2019/05/04/opinion/sunday/why-y...

There are many articles on (re)starting a reading habit by reading 15 minutes a day or 15 pages but this article mirrors my experience; you really have to binge read, at the very least the beginning, to really get into a book and get the most enjoyment and learning.

But what struck me more than the night’s general delightfulness, was how much my experience of reading the book was influenced by the speed with which I was suddenly moving through it. […]

I’d gotten into the habit of consuming novels so fitfully that I was all but sealed off from their pleasures. It was as if I’d been watching movies in a special buffering-only mode, or listening to music through the world’s balkiest Bluetooth headphones.