I know, this seems like a very strange question, but the other night I was reading (like usual) and I just started wondering how other people read. What I mean is, like me for instance. I’m the type of person who has to read every word. If I skip something or try to skim part of a book I have to go back and read whatever it was because I forget it or just don’t absorb any of it. I know there are people who can skim and skip things, I’m not one of those people.
There are other ways that people read too. Like last week, someone told me that they got their copy of Clockwork Princess and immediately read the ending first. Just because they couldn’t bear to put all of the effort into reading it and have it turn out how they aren’t expecting. I’m not saying it’s wrong to do that, some people like to even. I, myself, wouldn’t read the end first. I just started Clockwork Princess the other day and accidentally saw the family tree on the dust cover. I haven’t really been reading anything on it because I don’t want to accidentally come across a spoiler and ended up seeing something I really didn’t want to see because I wasn’t aware it was there.
Some people read fast, others read slow. There are some like me who just read at a rate somewhere in the middle. I’m not as fast at reading as people tend to think. I read a lot of books, yes, but that’s because I sneak in a bit of reading at every chance I get. My daughter is playing quietly with her toys in the room? Going to read. Cooking supper? Going to read. Playing a game? Going to listen to an audio book.
I read before bed every night. I always have, it helps me sleep. When I’m cold (which is a lot), I tend to have a bath and read in the tub. When I don’t want any distractions in the evening, I go downstairs and pop some popcorn and sit and read alone. Basically, I spend a lot of time reading. I enjoy it and I plod a long at my own pace.
I’m also a snacker when I read. I like to snack on things like popcorn, candy, fruit. Basically if it only takes one hand I’ll snack on it.
So what about you? Are you a speed reader, slower or like me and somewhere in between? Is there a certain time of day that you read? Do you have to snack while you read or have any other reading habits?