Krysta from Pages Unbound Reviews has a wonderful post, The Value of Reading Slowly. In our crazed world where many cannot exist below the speed of frantic, Krysta offers a breath of fresh air by telling readers to take a breath, to take time to fully digest a story rather than gobble it up to move on to the next thing.
… reading quickly and even skimming can mean that readers are missing integral parts of the story–and they will likely never know it. On the most obvious level, this means that someone could refer to moments that do not actually occur in the text, or they could misread the text because they missed a character’s motivations or somehow otherwise skipped over an important moment. But sometimes reading quickly can allow a reader to get the general idea of the book–but they are still missing out on the nuances. And those nuances are, arguably, what makes a book special.
I quite agree. This is why I read print books rather than e-books. I read too fast if just staring at a screen. I do not absorb, I do not inhabit, the sub-created world if I do not hold the pages, the world, in my hands. I want to be swept into another time, turn the pages, not tap a screen and remain in the Primary world.
What is your reading style?