These days,we have so many things exposed or imposed on us to read.Many a time ,we just browse through the text seeking to find information.In our haste,we never have enough time to think over on what we just read.We read and move on...just like when we saw an advertisement on the billboard along the highway....
Mr James Campbell has written a very good and thought provoking article on this subject.Kindly read it here.
As muslims,we are being reminded many times in the Holy Quran to think and reflect on the 'ayat' from Allah via His creations.If we don't have time to 'read' ,we may gain nothing from reading the 'ayats'.
To benefit from reading, we must know what is involved in the act of reading!
About five years ago,I wrote about reading a book in a response to a call to read.Here is the link.
Note on the photo: I took this shot of Wan Hulaimi@Awang Goneng reading a few paragraphs of his book GUIT.