How to read a book title
Brad DeLong gives another lesson in how to read, here: "Books: A.J.P. Taylor: The Struggle for Mastery in Europe".
I remember a comment from Mortimer Adler's book, How to Read a Book, that the reading appropriate for the best materials is like the reading a person brings to a love letter and, I imagine, especially a letter from one loved intensely, but about whose feelings one is uncertain. Every word would be weighed and evaluated for its significance.
DeLong's blog suggests he brings this approach to his reading routinely. I don't know where he finds the time or energy. Anyway, here's another example of DeLong teaching by example.