We are going to start something new here for us and see how it goes and hope a few of you will join in on the discussion with us. Norma always has these random questions she is curious about so she has asked our Traveling Sisters a weekly (sometimes more) book related question. We thought it would be fun and interesting to take some of those questions to our blog and see what you all think or do.
Norma’s random book question:
Can you skim read or do you read every word?
I am unable to skim and have to read every single word. I think I am missing out or cheating for some reason if I don’t read every word. Plus, if I don’t read every word I think I might miss something relevant to the story.
I do wish that I was able to skim though because I even have to read the “he said” or “she said” at the end of dialogue sentences. LOL
I don’t read every word and always skim a bit while reading. I like to think it’s more speed reading than skimming. lol If the story is slow and I feel I don’t need to know something or it’s just not working for me I will skim to get through it faster. Sometimes if I really want to know how the story ends I want to skim to find out and then I have to really slow myself down.
As far as skimming, I do tend to skim if I’m not really enjoying the book. If it’s just “ok” and doesn’t seem to be anything special, I’ll skim to try to finish faster so I can move on to the next book in line.
I cannot skim at all. I have to read every single last word like it’s my job. (And I wish it were! Lol) It’s actually quite frustrating sometimes, though.
But, I figure if I’m gonna commit to a book, I’m going to read all of it. If I’m really not enjoying a book at all, I won’t think twice to call it quits. I feel like I’ll waste my time skimming, since I’m not getting the full story. It’s interesting to see how different readers handle slower/redundant parts of books, and reads that they’re not particularly enjoying.
Please join in our discussion and let us know your answer. We would love to hear from you!
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