Do you read books word-by-word or do you scan the book?

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Re: Do you read books word-by-word or do you scan the book?

Post by Thokchom Alice » 06 Nov 2018, 21:23

Most of the time, I read a book word by word but sometimes, when the story line gets dull or the explanation of a character goes endless, I just scan a paragraph.
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Post by TheRVMom » 06 Nov 2018, 22:34

I read every word. I too am jealous of those who can scan or speed-read. I love audiobooks though. I love that I can hear accents, etc.

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Post by TheRVMom » 06 Nov 2018, 22:36

Thokchom Alice wrote: ↑
06 Nov 2018, 21:23
Most of the time, I read a book word by word but sometimes, when the story line gets dull or the explanation of a character goes endless, I just scan a paragraph.
I zone out on those too. Like when they just start going on an on like a textbook of historical facts. UGH! I hate when they do that. Also, sometimes the corny love scenes. Blah!

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Post by Thokchom Alice » 07 Nov 2018, 03:33

TheRVMom wrote: ↑
06 Nov 2018, 22:36
Thokchom Alice wrote: ↑
06 Nov 2018, 21:23
Most of the time, I read a book word by word but sometimes, when the story line gets dull or the explanation of a character goes endless, I just scan a paragraph.
I zone out on those too. Like when they just start going on an on like a textbook of historical facts. UGH! I hate when they do that. Also, sometimes the corny love scenes. Blah!
Exactly, those corny loves scenes are an off for me too.
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Post by Firefawkes » 27 Jan 2019, 22:44

I read word-for-word, which is why I don't listen to audiobooks, because even if I think I've missed a sentence, I have to go back and reread the entire paragraph!

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Post by Bluebird03 » 04 Feb 2019, 16:40

I prefer to read the books word-by-word. At times I read rather quickly and have to go back and re-read part of a paragraph- just to make sure that I don't miss a detail.

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Post by _Delly_01 » 12 Feb 2019, 13:34

I read word-for-word, unless a description is too long. Skim reading during those segments helps me to be a bit of a quicker reader overall, but I'm not a fast reader in any measure.

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Post by Edystoner » 13 Jul 2019, 16:01

I read books word for word from beginning to end. The only time I would ever scan through any is if a topic is repeated repetitively throughout the story. I’ve always loved reading, it is my favorite pastime. I come from a family of readers, both my parents, my older sister & my younger brother are all readers by choice.

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Post by April Ruvs » 14 Jul 2019, 06:05

I read word by word sometimes I even repeat sentences to gain understanding when I lose track. Jumping through the book I feel does not give the real feel of a story
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Post by eastandalchemy » 14 Jul 2019, 07:11

I consider myself a pretty fast reader, but I also read word by word when I'm reading a book for the first time. If I'm re-reading one of my favorites, I might scan through certain parts while slowing down and focusing on others.

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Post by rumik » 16 Jul 2019, 16:44

Well it depends how boring the book is, lol! But jokes aside I naturally scan a lot, have to force myself to read word by word at important scenes.

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Post by ivetters » 23 Jul 2019, 11:41

I fall under the category of being a fast reader, though I do read books word-by-word. If I find the book a bit boring or dull then I would just scan the book until it gains back my interest.

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Post by cosmic_juno » 24 Jul 2019, 02:47

I scan the page. I’ve done that for a while now, but I think it’s just because I started reading at such a young age (thanks Grandma) and developed a passion for it in middle school. I was the kid who got in trouble for reading the wrong books in class.

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Post by dorebri2020 » 24 Jul 2019, 10:23

It generally depends on the content of the novel. I will read fun, adventurous, or quirky bits of a book word-for-word as I want to capture every detail. However, for a lot of descriptive scenes that I feel are unnecessary, I will just skim over to get the basic idea. This helps me to focus on the most important parts of the book.
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