sedulous |ˈsejələs|adjective(of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence: he watched himself with the most sedulous care.DERIVATIVESsedulity |səˈjoōlitē| nounsedulously adverbsedulousness nounORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from Latin sedulus ‘zealous’+ -ous .
I came across this word re-listening to The Scottish Prisoner. I've been very busy lately with cover designs, and those long hours in the company of Photoshop are great for audiobooks. I've been listening to the Lord John Grey series out of order, The Custom of the Army last, and since the events within lead to those of the other book, a re-listen seemed in order.
I had a serious reading problem when young. I often took a book from my mother's shelf, open it in the middle, just to see it was any good, and was unable to put it down. Thus, I rushed through the book first from middle to end, then again right away from beginning to end, then about a week later again, this time slowly, savoring every word. I guess, you could've called me a sedulous reader.