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Thread: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by benelori View Post
    I wonder how many details can one recall after such a read...
    Some people just read at different rates.

    Here's a fun little test to find out how fast your read.

    I came in at 300-350 wpm.

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    I think a big factor in reading speed tends to be how well a person recognizes phrases. So as opposed to reading one word at time faster readers will read phrases at a time. Example...

    "I - walked - outside - to - get - the - mail." (read in 7 parts)

    "I walked outside - to get the mail." (read in 2 parts)

    The meaning of the sentence is the same to the reader but the time it takes to read is vastly different depending on how the reader's brain goes about comprehending the sentence.
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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by benelori View Post
    I wonder how many details can one recall after such a read...
    a lot, actually! at least when i talk with some other people who read the books there are some stuff that I talk about that they didn't pick up(rat cook anyone?)

    I do have a problem to recall all prophecies form the house of the undying and some stuff like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin View Post
    Some people just read at different rates.

    Here's a fun little test to find out how fast your read.

    I came in at 300-350 wpm.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    I think a big factor in reading speed tends to be how well a person recognizes phrases. So as opposed to reading one word at time faster readers will read phrases at a time. Example...

    "I - walked - outside - to - get - the - mail." (read in 7 parts)

    "I walked outside - to get the mail." (read in 2 parts)

    The meaning of the sentence is the same to the reader but the time it takes to read is vastly different depending on how the reader's brain goes about comprehending the sentence.
    actually it's not that I read fast, but I read non stop. I probably read the same amount of pages that everybody else read in a given time, the difference is that I can keep reading for a longer time
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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin View Post
    Some people just read at different rates.

    Here's a fun little test to find out how fast your read.

    I came in at 300-350 wpm.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    I think a big factor in reading speed tends to be how well a person recognizes phrases. So as opposed to reading one word at time faster readers will read phrases at a time. Example...

    "I - walked - outside - to - get - the - mail." (read in 7 parts)

    "I walked outside - to get the mail." (read in 2 parts)

    The meaning of the sentence is the same to the reader but the time it takes to read is vastly different depending on how the reader's brain goes about comprehending the sentence.
    I just don't see how anyone can get above 350 it feels as if I would need to ignore pauses.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    There was this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Peek

    He read 2 pages at the same time with one eye per page, in a few seconds. Plus he could remember about 95% of the phrasing. But I think it's nearly impossible to get beyond 350 wpm. Even in my native language and depending on the text, I'd be loosing too much context.

    Regarding the thread, I can highly recommend the authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly. If you like Crime fiction that is. From Lehane "Prayers for rain" is my favourite and you can't be wrong with any book of the Harry Bosch series by Connelly. :P

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Onward to the Two Towers!

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    Onward to the Two Towers!

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    That's the worst book in the trilogy IMO

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    lolwut.

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    That's the worst book in the trilogy IMO
    Ah! You think? I've heard from a couple people that it's their favorite. I guess I'll have to see, huh? If I could just find where I put the god damn book, that would be nice.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Anybody read the Artemis Fowl series here?

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Yep. I've read all up until the last and final one which I havent gotten around to yet.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by baboysai View Post
    Anybody read the Artemis Fowl series here?
    I have too. It's a pretty good read. Very imaginative and Artemis himself is one of those characters that's just really entertaining to read about.
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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    lolwut.
    You know what I'm talking about

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    I'm thinking of reading "Inherent Vice", only because one of my favorite film directors, Paul Thomas Anderson, is doing an adaptation of it. Anyone ever read this book and if so, is it worth reading first...?.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Quote Originally Posted by Xerous View Post
    You know I must point out there is a lack of variety in fictional books, I would love to read more things like Hero, I am number 4, and Obedience.
    Try out the Malazan series...

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    Ey, has anyone read Logicomix?

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