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Reading For Enjoyment.

Donald MacCampbell, Reading For Enjoyment, A Macfadden Book, 1964.

From "Chapter Two: How to Read."

Restlessness is another of the state which should be overcome before sitting down to read. That predilection commonly known as "the fidgets" is produced by a will that is anything but dormant - a will that cries out like an irritable infant, in protest or longing. In an oversexed woman, it may cry out for a man. In an oversexed man, it may hunger for a woman. Constipation, and the damage it may wreck upon the nervous system, may harass the will into aimless activity... (p. 33)

The person of ordinary endurance.... tires much sooner than the properly trained reader, who keeps his torso in a straight line from shoulder to hip..." (p.34)

The temperature best suited for reading purposes lies somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees: depending on the quality and pressure of one's blood." (p.35).



I had no idea it was so complicated. But he has left out the trouble caused by diarrhoea, I guess that wasn't really an issue in mid-century America.

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maju01
Oct. 15th, 2016 05:31 pm (UTC)
Personally I find almost any temperature perfect for reading.
braunie
Oct. 15th, 2016 11:22 pm (UTC)
A MacFaddan buk rrread by Donald MacCampbell...naught better ta be puttin the prrrressure on yer wee head

So are ya enjoyin it now, lassie?
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