Tuesday, 18 January 2011
I am not saying this to boast, but I've read 9 books so far this year. Alongside that I have also read numerous blog posts, and several chapters from Deadhouse Gates. I read lots.
This is not my point. My point is that I read fast. This is my choice and my manner of reading.
But recently I have seen people complain about those people who read fast. They state baldly that there is no way people who read fast can possibly enjoy the books as much as those who read slow.
Why should I be looked down on for reading quickly? I remember every book I've read. I remember key characters and events. I might not remember every tiny little detail - but, for me, this just allows the joy of re-reading.
Is there some rule that states books have to be enjoyed slowly?
My rule is this: I will read books how I damn well please!
Do you read quickly or slowly? Are you mystified by the people who do the opposite?