In its typical circumstances, the process of silent reading is essentially an individual endeavor. It is individual, however, only in the sense that a single person, functioning alone, attempts to "decode," or "reconstruct," meaning from written language. While this view is in itself an accurate one, it is not altogether adequate. A much fuller, and certainly a more realistic, perspective becomes possible when reading is seen as the inevitable result of writing.
McKenna, M. (1977). Reading Viewed as the Result of Writing. Reading Horizons, 17 (4). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol17/iss4/7