Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quotes: Reading (7).

.Reading 157 "…and the most highly skilled and intelligent members of society admit difficulty in keeping up with the deluge of new knowledge—even in extremely narrow fields." Toffler, Future Shock.

Reading 166 "In the United States today [1970] the median time spent by adults reading newspapers is fifty-two minutes per day." Toffler, Future Shock. [In 2009, the amount of time people spend reading newspapers has gone way down with the Internet and TV news taking over for newspaper reading. It is foreseeable that newspapers may become extinct. RayS.]

On Reading Aloud.

Reading aloud 19 "…reading out loud to him texts that I had read before on my own modified those earlier solitary readings…." Manguel, A History of Reading. [Reading aloud causes one to slow down and to comprehend more closely. RayS.]

Reading aloud 119 "The innkeeper [in Don Quixote]: During harvest time…during the festivities many of the laborers gather here, and there are always a few among them who can read, and one of them will pick up one of these books in his hands, and more than thirty strong we will collect around him, and listen to him with such delight that our white hairs turn young again." Manguel, A History of Reading.

Reading aloud 123 "Surrendering to the reader’s voice…removes our ability to establish a certain pace for the book, a tone, an intonation that is unique to each person." Manguel, A History of Reading.

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