Now are we talking physical, licking the tip of my finger to turn the pages type pages or are we talking, web type pages too? And on that note, are we talking voluntarily read or forcefully read? And does it matter if you retained anything from it or learned anything? 100 to 500 easy if it’s virtual, work related and forced….. 50 to 100 if it’s personal and willful and can be web relaetd….. 10 to 50 if I actually had to turn the pages with my spitty fingertip.
BTW – The biggest flaw in a Mac is this retarded single click tool bar dependency. Who’s dumb idea was this? Gotta go up to the tool bar for everything!
After I graduate with my undergraduate degree, I was out of work for a good period of time. During that time, I caught up on my reading just a bit. During a two week period, I read the first 8 books of the Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan, which put me in the 3000+ per week range. What can I say? I had nothing better to do at the time.
I can read the thickest, driest, tech-based computer book/site forever and love it. However, give me most anything else, and I have to fight to stay awake. Fiction is the worst for me. In fact, I’ve never read fiction that I wasn’t forced to. I tried a few times, but never made it more than a chapter or two into them.
In college history classes, I’d estimate 85% of what I learned was from the instructor’s mouth, or from the recitation of a peer. I almost always bombed quizzes because I just couldn’t focus on that stuff, but I’d ace tests after talking to people who could read/retain it. Oddly enough, I tended to find the topics quite interesting, I just really didn’t like reading about them.
I find when I don’t jump into the content, my mind wanders a lot. I’ll be 10 paragraphs into a page when I snap out of my daydream and realize that I have no idea what I just read, despite the fact that I was actually reading the words. Very odd. Anyone else do this sort of thing?
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