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The Tribulations of Being a Slow Reader

I’ll admit, I’m jealous of fast readers! Speed-reading fiction just doesn’t work for me – it’s wholesale jerseys like my book-to-image imagination simulators have a breakdown at accelerated speeds. Or cheap nba jerseys I’ll get distracted by something else, and have to re-read the page from the beginning.

So when Cait of <a href="http://paperfury zoloft online.com/”>Paper Fury wrote a post all about the downsides to being a fast reader, I felt compelled to mention the Book bookish tribulations of my fellow slow readers!

1. When your to-read pile seems to multiply by the hour

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There are so many exciting new releases out there – but I always feel guilty adding new books to my to-read list, because it’s already about a thousand miles long!

2. The necessity of living under a rock to avoid spoilers

If everyone else has read a popular book except NG689Skw for me, I pretty much have to resign myself to knowing some of the plot twists ahead Journées of time. Well, Find it’s that or canceling my internet service and moving to a Feb remote cabin in Siberia…

3. When your Kindle estimates your reading speed, and you try to match it

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So things are going pretty well, I’m reading a book at the fine speed wholesale nfl jerseys of a wholesale jerseys turtle on a skateboard. Just zooming right along. But then I get distracted by something else, or need to re-read a particularly interesting passage… and there we go, now Kindle thinks I’ll need an extra hour to finish this. I know I shouldn’t care about the opinion of an inanimate object, but seeing that estimated time go up is a little kick in the pants for me to try reading faster.

4. Realizing you’ve wasted time with a bad book

Sometimes, I’ll only realize that a book isn’t for me Welcome! once Витаминные I’m 100 pages in. It makes me a little sad cheap nba jerseys – that was quality time I could have spent with another book on my ever-growing list. Time is finite, and I know that there are more awesome books out there than I could possibly read in a lifetime!

Whether you’re a fast or slow reader, there are bound to be annoyances here or there – but if I could choose, I would decide to be a fast reader any way of the week!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Cait @ Paper Fury October 26, 2015 at 5:28 am

    AHHH THIS WAS GREAT. 😀 And omg, I can totally understand that the problems of a slow-turtle-reader would be hard too. 😉 Particularly all those books mounting up. If you ever go missing, then we should search for you under your enormous TBR?!?! 😛
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  • Reply Julia B October 28, 2015 at 4:50 am

    I’m a fast reader, but sometimes I try to remind myself to slow down. I miss a lot of details and before I can spend too long in a world, I’m already back to the real one.

  • Reply Kynndra-jo October 28, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I’m a pretty slow reader myself unfortunately. I like to blame the fact that all I have to read on is my phone but bah! Truth is I’m just slow. I 100% relate, Paloma. Especially with the never ending heap of TBR’s which grow and grow. GAH and I agree – it’s so awful when you waste your time reading a terribad book.

    Love the post!
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  • Reply Amber Elise @ Du Livre October 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Yes, spoilers everyone! I remember I had Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince spoiled for me. It was terrible.

    Some of my blogger friends are like, “I read 6 books this week, how about you?” and I’m just like, “one…and a half.” Sometimes I wish I could read faster, especially when I’m’ in the middle of a terrible book.
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  • Reply Weekly Fury #60 // October Recap, Hello NaNo (!!) and Perhaps I Shall Hiatus October 30, 2015 at 8:02 am

    […] Paloma @ Pages and Pineapples (which is probably the best blog name of ever) did a response post to my Dire Agonies of Being a Fast Reader…except hers is for a slow reader! […]

  • Reply Liselle @ Lunch-Time Librarian October 30, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I know what you mean about the Kindle speed! Sometimes I look down and it says some ridiculous amount of time and I die a little inside. To all my non-reader friends it’s so amazing to read a book in a week, then I look at bloggers that like finish books in a single day! If I read that quickly I would get the end and have no idea what was happening.

    I think the plus side to being a slow reader is that you get more picky with your choices. I won’t read just any ol book that falls into my lap!
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  • Reply Ksenia @ Ksenia's Book Blog November 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Ha-ha, I remember Cait’s post. Being a slow reader myself I appreciate your attempt to tell the world about our problems. Wonderful post, Paloma! And just lol, “the fine speed of a turtle on a skateboard”…
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  • Reply Yani January 26, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Aaaaaahh. I thank you so much for all of this. It desrcibed me well but mind you, we’ll be one of those fast readers someday. Ha.

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