Read books. As often as you can. Mostly classics.
Thank you, Maura Kelly. We've all eagerly embraced the Slow Food movement. We've tried Slow Travel. We've taken on Slow Money and Slow Schools. But it is you, Maura Kelly, who have challenged us to attempt the most important slow movement of them all, Slow Books.
As you write:
Maura, you have given us three important reasons to slow-book:
You conclude, Maura, by quoting Joseph Brodsky's 1987 Nobel Prize acceptance speech:
There you have it. Slow-Reading: Makes us smarter. Improves our social skills. Makes us feel good.
Where do I sign up??
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go.
Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.