I wouldn’t suggest trying to prove me wrong because I’m a horrible dancer by the way and he’s not fond of that color of green.
The point is that reading, I think, has spurned if not all then many a writer into being a, well, a writer. I fell in love with reading as a child, thanks to my Dad, who would let me sit on his lap as he read and I struggled to keep up. He’s, by the way, how I learned to be a fast reader. I had to be to keep up with his page flipping. That was between then age of 7 and 9. Now that I’m Thirty-(cough) I find that while my time for reading is limited, but when I do it…ah, love.
Yesterday, after my short blurb of a post, I asked my aforementioned husband what should I do? Read or watch TV. He said read, so I did. In doing so I chewed up my afternoon, chased away my lethargic attitude, finished one book I had been chopping through when I had time and started then finished a second one.
….. My husband says that the speed I read is unnatural. I can’t see how, but hey, I have about an 85% comprehension while speed reading so can’t say I complain about it (but in taking one of the tests below, which to be honest, isn’t all that accurate due to one page reading and a small quiz, a real quiz takes longer to make the judge of how fast you read…just saying… I’m not as fast as a reader as most think…If it was accurate that is.). I’m thinking/hoping (yeah, I’m doing it again) that returning to my first love will inspire my second love all because the love of my life suggested that I pick up my first love again…
Now, raise your hand if you understood that sentence.
- How Fast Do You Read? Take a short test to find out your reading speed! (kindleebookdeals.com)
- Think you’re a fast reader? Take the speed reading test to see if you can beat the national average of 300 words per minute (dailymail.co.uk)
- At What Speed Do You Read? (economicpolicyjournal.com)