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Are you a fast reader, or do you read slowly?

by Vee (follow)
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I'm astounded at how quickly some people can finish a book. I am a snail when it comes to reading. What about you?

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Fairly quickly. It depend a bit on what I'm reading. Some books require a bit more time to "digest".
As my career required fast reading, & to disseminate pages, & pages of computerised written information, I'm a very fast reader, & can get through a book, if required, in a few hours', & dependent on number of pages!

Most of the time though, I prefer to read at my 'normal' pace, which is more enjoyable!
I have been a very fast reader since childhood. Can easily get through 2/3 library books a week, and I don't mean I spend all day reading! I think it's just a knack really.
Oh my gosh. I'm so jealous LOL.
by Vee
Vee - you're too kind. I have to say I just love reading so that is probably what makes me read so fast - too many books, so little time!
By the way I'd like to say thanks for the kind responses you have made to a couple of my answers recently - you must be a very empathetic person, and that's to be admired.
by norma
I can read fast, but nothing actually goes in when I do. If I want to retain anything I usually have to reread passages a few times, which slows me down. On average, I am probably two minutes a page.
One part time job I have is 'reading and changing text' with a company...Over the years I have had to read faster, while not missing too much text.

But! as far as reading a book.....Only one that I am totally gripped with.

I have come across a few in my life (like 6).
One by a lady called Mary K.Baxter :) I was
reading that book in the fastest speed I have ever read a book, and then again and again.

Totally kept me 'hooked'.Plus it was a non -
by Vee
It depends on what I am reading. If I am enjoying it, I read fast. If it's boring, or something I am required to read, I am often slower at it.
It depends on what I'm reading. If it's just a magazine, newspaper or cheap novel I'll read quickly, but if I'm studying I'll read much more slowly, and repeat key passages, just to be sure I fully understand what's been written.
Fast over the boring bits, slow over the interesting bits. All depends also on what I am reading.
It depends on the book. Some books are meant to be savoured slowly, while others you just have to fly through to get to the next page.
I'm a fast one, going through a non fiction book a week on average, on my almost daily train trips.
fast reader I sometimes skip parts of the book that are really not needed
Faaaaaaaaaaast. I'm happy to sit up all night to read a good book.
by Rice
I wish I could read quickly and retain the information on the page. Unfortunately, if I read quickly, it's like the info just falls out of my head. :|
by Vee
I was like that with Economics at school :(((
by Rice
I don't know as do not know how to judge this! it is what it is - so to speak!
by Finy
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