I am a slow reader, and that’s a good thing.
Let me give you an example. Go back and re-read my first sentence, more slowly this time. What do you notice about it? What surprises you? How does it work? You can’t answer any of those questions by reading it fast. Only through slow reading can you get an X-ray view of the writer at work.
When I read that sentence, I notice it is divided into two parts: 1) I am a slow reader) and 2) that’s a good thing. Both of those parts work as independent clauses. Connecting the two creates something called a compound sentence. There is a kind of equality, a balance between the parts. Turning from structure to content, my slow reading reveals to me a creative tension between the parts. Read more