Pause at the chapter changes to let the title sink in. Consider what you have read, and what is still before you. What treasures still await?
Put it down before you are tired of reading.
Let the story waft over you for a day or so. Come back to it, remember it. Savour it.
When you can't wait to get back to it, wait a little longer. Embrace the longing. Go snowshoeing. Recall details of the characters, the plot, the setting, as you move through the field.
Come home, relax, drink white hot chocolate laced with Grand Marnier.
Pick it up again. Read another chapter. Force yourself to slow down. Not to rush.
Revel in the languor of a long, slow, sensory, read.
|Julius LeBLanc Stewart (American, 1855-1919) Reading Aloud (c. 1833) Oil on canvas 28 by 51.5 inches (Private Collection)|