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Do you skim read or read a book word for word? Does it depend what you are reading, or other factors like time and place? Which do you prefer to do?

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Not if I'm reading for pleasure, but for reasearch I do sometimes if I'm just working out which parts are relevant to concentrate on.
It depends on whether I am enjoying the book or not. If Iike what i'm reading then I will read it properly; if I don't. then I'll skim. It also depends on how much time I have; if I want to finish a section, but don't have enough time to reach it, then I'll skim.
No, that is something I am unable to do!

I read word for word, and do not think I could ever adjust to speed reading.
by Finy
Similar to Bryony and Jennifer, if I'm reading for pleasure and enjoying it, then no I couldn't skim. In fact sometimes I worry that I've missed something and go back and read certain sections several times to make sure I've got every last nuance out of the text!
But when I was working or as a student or if a book now is boring me, then I'll skim until I get to a relevant part.
I honestly can't skim read. I've tried so hard to develop the skill, as it would have saved so much time through university, but I just want to absorb the meaning in every word and form them all together. Means I take so long to finish books!
by Ben
I will skim read newspapers and magazines, but I can't skim read a novel I'm reading. It just feels wrong.
by Vee
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