Friday, August 22, 2008

Question of the Day

What's your reading style? Do you skim through as fast as possible to find out what happens? Read slowly to savor it? Peek at the ending and then start back at the beginning? Or does it vary by book?

6 enjoyed the bouquet.:

Erin said...

I tend to read the first time through just to find out what happens quickly...and then re-read if it's good to savor it and get the details!

Kari said...

I do the same thing. I read fast, then re-read to see what I missed. I've never ever skipped to the end.

It also depends on the book. Some of them aren't worth the re-read.

Anonymous said...


I recently finished a book (not worth mentioning) and all I know about the main character (what he looks like) is that he has a limp. I skipped half the book because I didn't bother with the details... and the stuff that wasn't appropiate for me. Another book that I finished (for the 5th time) this morning. That should tell you something, including the fact that I know all the funny lines from it almost by heart.


Corinne said...

I don't like to peek at the ending. I usually read really fast or a page ahead. I then go back and re-read either portions or entire books depending on how much I liked it.

kellie said...

Hey guys! I'm a friend of Maggie's and I've posted once before. :)

Usually... if it's a book I'm really looking forward to or have heard good things about, then I'll read it very carefully to make sure I absorb everything. I have this weird thing where everything has to be perfect (no distractions) when I'm reading if it's a really good book. When I was reading BD, I kept stopping to fix things in my surroundings because I felt like everything had to be perfectly settled so I could read in peace.

One of my friends/old roommates used to always read the end of books first. Even when a new harry potter book would come out, she'd flip to the back and read the last few chapters and then start at the beginning to see how it gets to that point. Personally, I'd feel like I was disrespecting the book if I did that! But then again, I'm pretty weird/protective of my books . :)

Jes said...

I'm a last page reader! I admit it.