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Speed Reading

Just a quick thought and blog for today! There has been several articles and blogs out recently about the amount of books some people, Agatha Christie for instance, have read,

<< http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/reading-is-bliss/13659451/Will-you-read-more-books-in-2016 >>,

and some people who read hundreds of books in a year. There was a BBC magazine article about how to improve your speed reading skills too.

But is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Is speed reading ruining the joy of reading – are speed-readers missing out on the beautiful words and turns of phrases used?

Sometimes I re-read beautifully written paragraphs or sentences just to appreciate the linguistic beauty a second time. Are speed readers missing out on this? If not and you take every beautiful sentence and phrase in, and can appreciate all the different words that the English language has to offer, then I’m even more impressed with your reading skills!!

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