Easwaran, Eknath.  Take Your Time: Finding Balance in a Hurried World.
New York: 1994
ISBN 0786862211

Page 42

Make wise choices about what you read: read only what is worthwhile. And then take the time to read carefully. I like to read slowly and with complete attention; I don’t even like background music or a cup of coffee at my side.

And when I reach the end of a chapter or a section, I close the book and reflect on what I have read. I would much rather read one good book with concentration and understanding than to skim through a list of best-sellers which I will not remember and which will have no effect on my life or my understanding of life. One book read with concentration and reflected upon is worth a hundred books flashed through without any absorption at all.