How fast do you read?
My co-worker and I both love to read. Lately we've been swapping books (part my endless--and slightly evil-- task to get everyone in the world reading YA) and I noticed something. She is a super fast reader. I gave her If I Stay by Gayle Forman and in four hours she was halfway through with this novel and this is including stopping breaks to you know, actually work. Now, I know this is a tiny novel to begin with but I was astounded at the sped she read.
I've always been a SUPER slow reader. I timed myself last night and in 38 minutes, I read 52 pages (with a few kitty interruptions, of course). Hench why I have so many books waiting to be read. Each book I pick up takes me anywhere from two to six days to complete.
It makes my goal of reading 100 books this year seem impossible but hey, a girl can dream.
My english teacher actually had a discussion about how to read faster in class one day. He nailed a problem I'd been experiencing for a long time. He said that most people are slower readers because they mouth along with the words they are reading. I've done that since I can remember! The brain is actually capable of reading faster than it is when forming the whole word that we've read. We can even fill in a lot of blank spaces so when we speed read, we don't actually need all the vowels.
Check this "vowel-less sentence" out: