As the old saying goes,“What is learned in the cradle carried to the grave. ” How often I wish I could read a story leisurely and patiently, word by word as I did when I was eight years old or even younger. As a little girl with fervent desire to seek knowledge, my motto had been,“Soon ripe, soon rotten. Soon learn, soon forgotten.” So I preferred spending lots of time on repeatedly reading a lovely story through and through. At that time, maybe some other children about my age thought of me as a deranged person. However, I just let myself do what I liked, saying nothing.
But, then, the quick fix lifestyle today is getting more and more popular. One can not put back the clock. Efficiency means life or death. Therefore, I can not avoid changing my reading habits. Usually, I do not have enough time and energy to read a lovely story word by word. I have no other alternative but to enjoy a pre-digest instead, especially when I am too busy. As a result, I am forced to lose a chance to linger over every word of classic novels or the latest best sellers.
Do not get me wrong. I am not saying every work is worth reading word by word. Sometimes, perhaps reading in this way is just a waste of time and energy. But I am saying that it will be really a big pity when I run into a wonderful work I have no time and energy to enjoy it, that is to say, I can only read it superficia