Muse, News and Views
Are you a fan of reading challenges? 52 books in a year that kind of thing. Or do you support the call for slower, more thoughtful reading?
I’m seeing lots of posts for sign ups to reading challenges. Some people have signed up to read one book a week, some have signed up to read a lot more and others to read fewer. Some people are already bragging that they’ve ticked off the first book from their reading challenge.
I must have missed the memo that said reading was now a competitive sport.
I thought reading was about other things. I thought it was about taking the time to fully immerse yourself in the world that the author has created. I thought it was about walking in someone else’s shoes for a while so you can understand the world from a new perspective. I thought it was about developing insights, empathy and knowledge, the useful tools that you can hold on to when great change tears through your life or the lives of others.
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