What type of reader are you?

Philippines
August 26, 2007 8:09am CST
im not so much of reading i love watching but i read sometimes. When i read i only read when im in the mood probably when i read a nicholas sparks novel that has only 400-500 pages i finish it after 3 weeks and my cousin finishes it after 1-3 days . . im so shock ho do they read so fast and understand everything.
12 responses
• India
26 Aug 07
if i find a good book i can finish it soon, say if it is 300 pages i will read it in 4-5 days. and if i read and know that the book will give me nothing then i will say bye bye to the book. one book i readwas very good, it was called the taj by t.n. murari, i love to read things that enrich my personality and mekes me feel positive about life. lots of love, apple.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
haha, i do sometimes say bye bye to the book when it doesn't seem to fit my interest in reading, what type of books do you usually read?
• India
27 Aug 07
i like reading books on old empires, kings their ways of life, their thoughts, also books on heaven, guidance. love, apple.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
hehe empires i once read a book about empires too but the empires and soldiers was mostly mice and all little creatures you could find in the earth . . lolz quite funny but the depth of the story was very great
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I guess I would be a fast reader. Most things I read in 3 days or less unless I find it a little boring or slow. I've been reading "Into The Wild" for about a week and it's only a couple hundred pages. Part of that is a lack of time. Another part is the way it's written. I want to read it, which is why I haven't given up on it, but the writing style makes it not flow as well as I'd like. Fiction I tend to read faster, especially stuff I find exciting. The more exciting/interesting it is, the faster my brain processes it, I guess.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
what kind of materials do you usually read? sometimes the ionterest in the book triggers the reader to read faster.. when it comes to the intensity of teh story the readers heart is being tugged and the reader can't feel that he/she is reading so fast.
@wiccania (3362)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Mostly mystery/thriller/suspense or horror.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
oooh i love mystery . . right now im reading one its about a detective in london way back then .. in the story thomas edison was still alive :) it makes things more interesting
@Oneoneo (183)
• Bangladesh
26 Aug 07
I am usually a fast reader. I finish a book of 300 pages. There is no way to think I skip any sentence page or chanter. I havent practiced any technic of fast reading. I am just usual on it. I think it is not actually impossible. Scientifically, It is not impossible beacuse our brain can process 700-800 words in a minute.
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
wow how many words could you read in 1 minute?!
@Oneoneo (183)
• Bangladesh
27 Aug 07
on average I read 100-150 words in a minute. :D
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
oh ok . . the normal would be kind of 300 words i think i dont know, soemtimes the only thing that bothers me when reading is when i reread.
@violeta_va (4842)
• Australia
27 Aug 07
I read fast (mind you inglish is my second language) I love reading and read about 200 books a year. a good book that has 400-500 pages would take me at most 2 days, a bad book (i dont like not finishing a book no mater how bad it is) of 400-500 pages would take me a week.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
wow thats a very interesting thing to say. i wish i was more like you :) thats a lot of pages and books . . what do you mean when you say that english is your second langguage?! so whats your firts?! :)
• Australia
28 Aug 07
I am Macedonian I speak macedonian at home and only came to Australia 12 years ago I also speak serbian (croatian - bosnian and a bit of bulgarian) so when I say its my second language I mean that when I read in english which is not my first language.
@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
27 Aug 07
I am only a casual reader. However, if I come across a novel which can captivate me, lol. I would put everything aside and finish it in one breath. Perhaps a bit exagerrating, but I go only for story. Forgoing sleep is common in such a case. Luckily, it does not happen often as I only read upon recommendation.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
oh?! really most of us really say that sometimes. i am really captivated by nicholas sparks novels and im very interested in whatever he said when he says he tugs a readers heart he really does mean it someties. he knows how to make me cry laugh and make me amazed. :) thanks for sharin your thoughts with me.
@joshboz (1214)
• Australia
27 Aug 07
we have the same preferences i love to watch movie than read. i hate pocket books because they are always bulky and because i have migraine that's why i dont stay long reading. although, iread i only read books related to my course like pharmacology books and other health related books.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
hehehe well yeah i love watching movies :) i just dont seem to find the time to really devote myself to reading to something eventhough im really interested maybe its just because im to tired to read sometimes and im not that motivated. well i dont know the real reason but thats ok :)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 07
I haven't had the time to read a good novel for such a long time now. I wished I had. Now life has been so busy and I can't spare some time to read. However during my studying years I have spent so many hours reading many good novels. The usual time I spent to finish one novel with 400-500 pages is approximately one week. Every day I will spare about two to three hours straight just for the purpose of reading. I can never finish a novel within one day. I have a friend who can do it, but I observe that she only did skim-reading. To me skim-reading is no enjoyment at all. How can a person read a good novel just to get the overall idea of the story? This method is only logic for examination purposes, but not for leisure reading. Lol.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
me too i seem to schedule myself for 3hrs just reading and nothing else, the porblem is my neck hurts alot when i keep on reading. Its nice if somebody will offer me a back rub :)
• United States
27 Aug 07
It really depends on the book I'm reading, and how motivated I am. If its a really good book I can usually finish it in a few days, like I did with the new Harry Potter book for example. But if its bad, like the Catwoman movie novel, it usually takes me a long time. On average I can read a book in about three days if I don't get distracted, a week if I do get distracted.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
wow Mylot really has a lot of readers, we really loose ourselves when we are motivated by the book :) we get intact with the character and we sometimes feel we are the character in the story.
@drannhh (14901)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I hardly ever watch TV but instead of simply reading, I devour the written word. When as a school child we were assigned to read 5 books over the summer, I would always read at least 50. One time when I was in 4th grade and had gotten 1/3 of the way through Dante's Inferno, the librarian caught me and tried to take the book away, encouraging me to read a book more appropriate to my grade level. I solemnly informed her that books suitable to my grade level did not approach my intellectual capacity. She said, "OK, read whatever you want, dear." It was a good thing, too, because I had already read every single 4th grade book several times over while still in first grade. By, the way, if you are interested in improving your reading speed and comprehension, you can do so at any time. The internet has many free and some paid resources that can help you. Here is a fun link where you can take a free reading and comprehension test: http://www.readingsoft.com I found some other very good links just by Googling with the keywords "reading speed and comprehension" and so far, this is my favorite: http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/learn/suggest.html Good luck!
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
well most people read books rather than watching t.v they find it more relaxing, and some people can't stand of watching t.v for hours and most of them are previews and all sorts of stuffs . . thanks for the site im sure ill be visiting it
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
26 Aug 07
Yes friend, but at times, its not how fast they read or understand, but because of the time they spend. I also like spending my time to read books that are interesting. It depends on the time you offer to read them. Thanks
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• Philippines
27 Aug 07
well yeah if its a good book you spend such a lot of good time with it . . :)
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
7 Sep 07
Hello ifinallyfoundmybaby, I am an avid reader. I love to read books. I don't like people to disturb me whenever I read. When I go on 'crazy reading', I don't do anything else except trying hard to finish the book. Normally if I do that, I can just finish a book in 2-3 days. Once done, I feel GLAD. It is like achieving a great thing in life.
@ericajoyce (1749)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
It depends on my mood. If I read a book that I enjoy it will probably take me 3-4 weeks. I consider myself a slow reader.