Monday, March 2, 2009

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page

When reading do you read every word? Do you ever skip chapters or skim over parts?

I think this really depends on what I am reading. The books I have been reading lately I really love and I have been reading every single word. I wish I could say I had been so diligent in college but the amount of reading made that impossible. I had to skim then or there was no way I could get it all done. But I always at least skim, I never just skip things. Who knows, that could have been my favorite thing ever written and I would have missed it if I was in the habit of skipping things.

There have been times when I knew I read a book too fast and missed things too, and I usually try and go back and reread those books. This happened a lot with the later Harry Potter books. I wanted to zip through them really fast so I could have it read before all talk about it ruined plot points for me. The after I knew everything that happened I would go back and read it again to catch all the little stuff.

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11 comments:

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

When I really love a book I sometimes read it too quickly as well, but that is okay because sometimes rereading them is the best part!

Marie Hansen said...

I am guilty of reading too fast when a book is really, really good too!

Kim said...

I agree, it depends on the book. I read Dostoevsky word-for-word, Stephanie Meyers, not so much. If the book is plot driven, I tend to fly through (a book-a-day for the Twilight saga) but if it has layers of meaning, I slow down.

kaye said...

I also found myself skipping, and scanning in some of the Harry Potter Books--The woman needs a better editor! Loved the series and the story, but I found myself yawning through much of it. A mind can only absorb when it is alert.

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Cheryl said...

Great answer, I thought the same thing. Pleasure reading-every word. Manuals or back in school-SKIM!

Mari said...

The only time I skip is when I know I am not missing anything important to the plot and I really want to get to the next part. Usually only happens with fast paced suspense thrillers.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I do understand about the Harry Potter books! I think that was when I first started using my bookmark "technique" lol.

Mae said...

I read the last couple of Harrys too fast too and I had to go back and re-digest everything.

Jenny Girl said...

I unintentionally skip words too, when a book is exciting.

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