The Art of Speed Reading

What’s the word????

We’ve decided to take the plunge and learn how to speed read. So far, the results haven’t been what we wanted, but hell, it’s only been half an hour.

Our home library is filled with TENS of books that are begging to be picked up and ingested. Some of them have sat on the shelf for well over a decade. Others were recently purchased, but without further action, may be destined to share the same fate as their older shelf-mates. We refuse to allow this to be!

Problem is, when the Grandmasta commences reading a book, he’s all over it. It’s fun, enjoyable even, and provides an alternative to the constant electronic stimuli, subjected to us everyday. But more than halfway through, we grow weary and start losing interest. The book becomes more of a chore than a pleasure. With luck, speed reading skills may indeed alter things in the books’ favor.

The greatest challenge, once we get good at this, is to tackle Leo Tolstoy’s infamous War and Peace.  Weighing in at a massive 560,000 words, that sucka is thicker than any text-book we’ve ever overpaid for! 

We WILL do this.  We WILL do this.  We WILL do this.  (Please excuse the brief exercise is self-actualization.)

There are many techniques out there, for any other suckas interested. Here are a couple that Chew has come across…

~ by Té on January 25, 2010.

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