how fast can you read????

@nimz143 (277)
April 25, 2007 11:54am CST
how fast can you read.... 50 words...100 words per minute or more.... or r you a slow reader??
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
25 Apr 07
I can type really fast so I'm sure I can read even faster though I haven't timed myself in a long time.
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@drasnian (548)
12 Jul 11
Everyone says I read really fast - yesterday I had about 120 pages left to go, and read it in 65 minutes. It's my goal to re-read all 7 harry potter books before Friday, and I haven't really been trying very hard. I've barely even started Harry potter 5 - I'm not even 100 pages in, but I expect to finish it either before bed, or within an hour of getting up tomorrow morning. I read the first two in a day, and then the third one the day after that. I can read a 1000 page book in a day/day and a half. I think your reading speed gets faster the more you read - I read a lot, whereas my partner has only recently started reading a lot, and his reading speed has definitely got faster.
@MrKennedy (1993)
13 Jan 10
I would say slow reading is the ideal. I'm also a slow reader, and I've actually gotten slower over the years. There's so much to get out of every piece of a book. I think the issue has been becoming an English major. The field inherently prizes slow, or "close" reading. Not to say that all slow reading IS close reading, but chances are, you're looking very closely at what's going on. Don't think of "improvement" as upping your reading speed. Unless you're also just having a lot of comprehension problems, in which case the cure is to lower the level of books you read, and then read more of them. ~Mr Kennedy
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
well thats pretty fast i can get to read like that too, but i dont understand what im reading.. lol
@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Well I never thought to time myself when I read, but I do know that I can read a 400 page book in two days. That is only if I am not interupted and can sit down and read for a couple of hours at a time. So I would have to say I can read fairly quick.
• China
26 Apr 07
I am a slow reader because I am near sight.And if i read faster i will feel tired.And i think if we want grasp the main idea of the author, we should read carefully.thanks.
• Canada
25 Apr 07
I don't know, I never really stopped to time myself. I can TYPE 100 words per minute, but I'm not sure if I can actually read that fast, because of my poor vision. I might have to figured it out one day, time myself, start reading, and see how far I get. Or read from a document on the computer and nighlight to the point where I started a minute ago, and then do a word count, or something.