Reading and “The Slow Movement”?

Most of us have heard a little bit about the “Slow Movement,” the allegedly worldwide backlash of some individuals to the ubiquitous pressures (most often from employers and the mass media?) to do just about everything faster.

That got us to thinking about how reading is one of several human activities – eating is another one – that we should definitely exempt from the multi-tasking frenzy we are so often and pervasively encouraged to undertake and make habitual.

Novelist Sonya Chung blogs about this indirectly (and interestingly) in her essay Slow Me Up, Slow Me Down, posted at The Millions.

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