Wednesday, September 17, 2014

absorbing and voluptuous

"In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought." 
[Robert Louis Stevenson, "A Gossip on Romance", 1882]

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