So far the reading this semester has been much better than last semester. I’ve read two books this week, going to be four next week. I’m actually upset that I don’t get to spend more time with them. I’m having to read some very interesting books, like Stripping the Altars, like a graduate student, which is a very specialized form of reading that involves a mixture of skimming and very, very in depth reading. It’s hard to explain. I guess the easiest way would be to say read the first and last few sentences, then decide if you need to read the whole paragraph.
I wish I had the time to read most of these more closely. I get 90% of them this way, though. It’s a shame that the time requirements of graduate school force this upon us, but even the professors note that this is how you have to read them.