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Old 02-08-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Reading speed???

I'm kinda curious, how fast do you guys/gals read on the ereaders?

Do you move faster or slower than a old school book? For example, my wife and son can fly through books, I just poke along. Of course we can argue about the retention and comprehension levels all day.

Just curious.

And FWIW, I feel that I'm moving faster with my ereader. But that might just be a perspective thing.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:57 AM   #2
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I read much faster on my Ebook Reader versus paper books. Currently, I read about 1 book a week.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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I read at about the same rate. With the Reader I'm more apt to read several books at once continually. The 900 allows you to sort by "latest read", making it easy to vary your reading at will.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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One of the hard parts for me is conceptualizing my speed. Books that are a set page number seem larger on the ereader. Therefore, I can't REALLY tell my pacing.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:24 PM   #5
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I think that I read at about the same speed. I can get through a short novel in a day or two on the reader, the same as paper. This is the first device that I've had where that's true - I haven't found it practical in the past to read on a small/backlit screen.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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I think I read a little slower at first on the reader, but it picked up as I got used to it. The "flash" of a page turn threw me off at first, but now my rhythm of turning pages makes it where I hardly notice it.
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:59 PM   #7
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I think i read faster on the reader, i'm currently reading 1-2 books a week and i know for a fact that my wife reads faster on the reader becaue i'm having to buy her 3-4 books a week when we were only buying 2 books a week before but it could also be just to convience of being able to buy a book at home vs. driving to the book store
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:31 PM   #8
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I read very very slowly and my reading time is growing shorter. A book usually takes me a month or longer. And now that I no longer work and don't have twice daily commutes, I read even more slowly because of not sitting still for long stretches of time and can't look at a page for long without eye pain.

It's not important how quickly or slowly I read. It's once again being able to read at all that is important.
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:07 PM   #9
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I've noticed that my reading speed increased when I russified my prs-300. Not needing to reach for the center button helps. I'll find myself flipping thru the pages w/o realizing I'm moving along. I'm old and grey now, and it actually hurts (just a little) the thumb joint to stay on that center button.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:34 PM   #10
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I tend to go in fits and starts. When I'm on a roll I'll read a book every two days. I've read five books on the my 300 so far and it's getting to be my favorite method. I had to put a tether around my neck for when I'm sitting out in the sun and fall asleep, letting it slip from my hand.
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I think I read faster on the ebook reader. I'm even faster on the PRS-900 then PRS-505 since I have less page turns!
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Reading on my Sony 600 is faster for me than the printed page. I find that my eyes do not tire and the short lines are so much easier to read. And the ability to make the print larger also helps my eyes. Page turning is not a problem for me...I always had more trouble turning the pages in a book and trying to hold the book open. My thumbs and hands would get tired, but then I'm one of those seniors! : I have read over 18 books since November. NEVER read that much in my life in that short a time span. I really love my "book"!

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I just finished an 800 page novel (true pages) that I started on the 29th. I'm happy with that speed.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:02 PM   #14
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I think I e-read a hair slower. I have a habit of wanting to flip back a page or three to reread a passage. That sort of jumping around just to peek at something is faster for me with a physical book.
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