From The Art of Mindful Reading: Embracing the wisdom of words, by Ella Berthoud. Recognizing what type of reader of fiction you are can help deepen your reading experience.
Auditory Readers benefit from reading aloud or being read to. Creating unique voices for passages of dialog or varying one's voice for dramatic effect has an impact on the reading experience.
Visual Readers benefit from books that have a strong visual theme so as to enter most fully in to the fictional world. When reading, ponder each image longer than you normally would to create the setting in your mind.
Kinesthetic Readers benefit from allowing one's body to move.
Create a reading space, spot or nook that suits you and attracts you to the place.
YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE! How long can we use willpower to force ourselves to pay attention to something that’s just not that interesting? "
It's alarming when I read posts that say people's attention spans are only 30 seconds long. But if you think about it, that's just silly. If people's attention spans were really that short, nobody would be able to make it through a Lord of the Rings movie, for example. So where does this idea come from?