“Secondly, the …

“Secondly, the majority, though they are sometimes frequent readers, do not set much store by reading. They turn to it as a last resource…It is kept for railway journeys, illnesses, odd moments of enforced solitude, or for the process called ‘reading oneself to sleep’…But literary people are always looking for leisure and silence in which to read and do so with their whole attention. When they are denied such attentive and undisturbed reading even for a few days they feel impoverished.”

C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism

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