“The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as long swallows.”

– Stephen King, author of many of the first really long swallows I ever read

Now, this is really something — how many of us know people who have mastered the small sips (magazine articles, blogs, emails) but never the long swallows? I know plenty of people who say they just can’t make it through a novel; it’s too long and they just don’t have the patience. I have always wondered why that is.

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