The Reading Experience of Kids and Adults
For Prose, the immersive reading experience of childhood is difficult to recapture as a mature reader, but still possible. Moser prefers to revisit favorite reads, allowing himself to turn off his writerly mindset and become lost in the familiar words.
As a child, I loved it when a book took me somewhere else. I still do, but I’m more surprised and grateful now to be transported by words on a page from one world to another. Perhaps because, as grown-ups, we value what is harder won. (The New York Times Book Review)