Thursday, December 17, 2009

Booking Through Thursday (15)

Booking Through Thursday asks:

Suggested by Barbara H:

What do you think of speed-reading? Is it a good way to get through a lot of books, or does the speed-reader miss depth and nuance? Do you speed-read? Is some material better suited to speed-reading than others?

I learned a form of speed-reading once. It didn't take. Maybe with more practice I would have become good at it, but I was always too focused on the technique... and then my reading comprehension went out the window.

This seems like a question of quality versus quantity. In this case, my vote is for quality. It's difficult to savour a particularly evocative piece of writing when you're trying to rush through it.

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