Sometimes It’s OK to Skim

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

Related Reading:  Pierre Bayard’s How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read

2 responses to “Sometimes It’s OK to Skim

  1. Don’t you think, though, that it’s impossible to tell which books are which until you’ve digested them already?

  2. Pingback: My Library | Submitted For Your Perusal

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