As I insist: If you’re not reading out loud, you’re missing at least half the action.
Sound advice, from Lane Cooper:
“Every line of Shakespeare, every line of Milton, is meant to be pronounced, cannot be duly appreciated until it is pronounced.”
“Take ample time. Pause where the punctuation bids one pause; note each and every comma; wait a moment between a period and the next capital letter. And pause when common sense bids you pause, that is, when you have not understood.”
“Read suspiciously. Reread. What a busy man has time to read at all, he has time to read more than once.”