Sunday, 24 May 2015

Does Your Reading Speed Improve on the Kindle?

Yes. And no. If you are an obsessive speed reader like me and you are leafing through a particularly heavy paperback like Wolf Hall, you will keep checking how many pages more before you finish. You might even get anxious for lingering between the lines for too long. Kindle on the other hand lets you get rid of pages on its books, so you take it one page at a time. And surprisingly no matter how big the book is, your task somehow becomes less daunting when you focus on getting through the page in front of you.

Secondly, Kindle is a dedicated reading device. Unlike any other tablet or an iPad, it's not a device that doubles up as a reader. So without internet or a browser, you would be surprised how much more reading you will manage to do. Unless of course, you let your cell phone interrupt you.

But the key point that will affect your reading speed is this one - how good is the book you are reading and how much are you enjoying reading it. Pick a bad book and you will slog through it. Pick a Victorian classic that doesn't ring true with you and you will be stuck at the first chapters forever. In such cases, it won't matter if you have a Kindle or not.

That's all there is to it. Happy reading. 
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