Thursday, August 25, 2016

Reading Like the Turtle or the Hare?

Since I blogged about my love of reading, I thought I might share this link I found on the Cynical Sailor's website.  The test of your reading pace does not take long.

I discovered that I am faster than 83% of readers.  That explains a lot of what I am doing in my spare time.  Did I say I love to read?

I did miss one of the questions they asked after I read the text.  Then again, I didn't know there was going to be a quiz.  I do tend to skip over a lot of the details in books.  My apologies to the authors, but there is often material that I feel is not necessary to the story.  It's like movies that feel they have to have a love scene, even when it adds nothing to the storyline.

Anyway, the test is short and you might discover something interesting.  Like the fact that I could read War and Peace in 21 hours.

ereader test

11 comments:

  1. OK will go take the test. I loved War and Peace, every word.

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    1. Turns out I am 3% slower than average but then the text was difficult to get hold of, I thought. I want to know what was in that pit now too. Would take me more than 40 hours for War and Peace LOL.

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    2. I never read War and Peace. But having been a science and math major in HS and college, I did not take any literature classes. And most of what I was reading for pleasure was not classic literature.

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  2. I got 65% and I could read War and Peace in 23 hours and 45 minutes (haven't ever read it, LOL). I do tend to skim over things when I'm reading, but I read this for content and context since you said there would be a quiz afterwards, LOL. This was fun tod o.

    betty

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    1. Love the fast forward on the TV remote. In books I have to skim until I find something worth reading.

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  3. You surprise me Denise. When I was a young woman someone told me to skip the first 100 pages because it was all introducing people and then to go back when I was into the story. I didn't do that and have actually read the book a couple of times, it is a great story.

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  4. Thanks for the shout out Denise! Glad you enjoyed the reading test :-_

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  5. Nice test. I was at 64% and I answered all three questions correctly! I don't do much in the way of skim reading. Unless I am just not that into the book but want to finish it. It is hard for me to not complete a book once I have started it. They said I could read War and Peace in 24 hours. LOL! No way. But then I have no plans to read it at all!!

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    1. Even when I was in Russia and our guide was going on about great Russians and mentioned the book, I still had no interest. There are some free Kindle downloads, so I might give it a try. I missed the question about how many folks were on the crowd. Would that really be important to remember?

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  6. I am 1% slower than average and got 2 questions right. It would take me over 39 hours to read War and Peace. I look at it this way....I love to read and I don't care if I am slow or fast, I am just happy to red and love books

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    1. I think my speed really depends on what I am reading. I am pretty sure it would take me much longer to read War and Peace, but I could read a Harry Potter book in a day.

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