"In an effort to be more gentle with myself I’ve come to embrace my reading as a part of my practice. I call it Mindful Reading (more slowly — the opposite of speed reading). The idea that my lack of speed actually allows me to be more present with each word and idea."
Speed reading always sounded horrible to me; like speed eating or speed resting. It doesn't make a lot of sense. But, what I really appreciate in Patrick's take is from a writing/publishing perspective.
It takes years to put together a good book, not to mention the money and, often, personal favors used to get it in front of the reader. Yes, please, take your time enjoying it. Don't take any of it for granted.