Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be intensely alive.
Properly, we shd. read for power. Man reading shd. be intensely alive. The book shd. be a ball of light in one’s hand.
To read and be conscious of the act of reading is for some men (the writer among them) to suffer. I loathe the operation. My eyes are geared for the horizon. Nevertheless I do read for days on end when I have caught the scent of a trail. And I, like any other tired business man, read also when I am “sunk”, when I am too exhausted to use my mind to any good purpose or derive any exhilaration or pleasure from using it.