Read Eloquently

Painting by LaShun Beal…

If you don’t like the book, you do not have to read it. Put it aside and read something you do like, because there is no reason at all why you should read what bores you during your serious reading time. You have to read enough boring stuff in the ordinary way of life without extending the borders of ennui. But if you do like the book, if it engages you seriously, do not rush at it. Read it at the pace when you can pronounce and hear every word in your own head. Read eloquently.

~ Robertson Davies

6 thoughts on “Read Eloquently

    1. Robin Post author

      Les, sure…set it aside. I set it aside many years ago and never went back. I don’t remember specifics, but I’ve never picked up another Henry James.

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