Learning through reading comes not simply by reading and understanding the meaning of what is there. It comes when by reading whatever is written you are able to reconstruct the experiences that have resulted in that expression. This ability of reconstructing the experience is itself a skill that needs to be learnt. The best way to learn this skill is to gain experience on you own and then try to express it. The comparison will give you the ability to reconstruct the writer’s experience too.
Now, that’s called the “material for a best-seller” 😀 and yeah – preaching!