Our brain, especially our short term memory, only has a very limited capacity. In order to internalize efficiently it is important to repeat bite-sized chunks of information.
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A book is still atemporal. It is you, in silence, hearing voices in your head, unfolding at a time that has nothing to do with the timescale of reading. And for the hours that we retreat into this moratorium, with the last form of private and silent human activity that isn't considered pathological, we are outside of time.