I've recently had the opportunity to spend a lot of time on my writing - both actually writing my own work, and trying to study others' work and/or the craft of writing. It has been wonderful and I have really enjoyed it. The problem now is that I can't stop critically reading everything! And I've just started reading a novel that I simply want to enjoy but I find myself deconstructing the writing style, noting how the author used their words etc. I just want to read this one for fun, and I can't turn the thinking off! How do you read? Do you find that you are able to separate the two? Is critical reading a constant for you, or can you switch it off and just enjoy?