I really want to read some novels, but I’m a very slow reader and must re-read different parts of the book that I didn’t initially comprehend. I know that audiobooks are an option, but I really wanna read as I know it’s good for my mind. I think I am too impatient when reading as well.
The best way I have handled it in the past is to set a goal of reading for each session. Also reading in shorter sessions helps. Anyone have tips for slow readers?
I’m also a slow reader nowadays. I used to zip through books but them days are long gone. My advice is just to take your time. Remember it’s not a contest.
Something cool I found out too btw is that Stephen King is also a slow reader.
It doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy what you are reading.
I can only read five pages at one setting…frustrating as hell…I hear it gets better the more you read books…don’t give up.
Read two chapters at a time. And if you really want to take on a book. Take notes on characters as they appear.
I read a chapter at a time im halfway through a good book i got from the library that ive checked out 3 times now and still havent finished
Im a bit of a slow reader aswell. I dont like audiobooks though. I get distracted very easily. I do love reading though. Its one of the only ways i can enjoy home entertainment kind of stuff. Movies and shows are usually super boring to me these days.
I thought i used to struggle to read but it turned out that a lot of books out there are actually just crap and boring to me. I found that thinking of a type of book or subject matter before i look for a book is a good way to go. Like find one that sounds like it fits with what you currently want to read. Instead of just picking up any old random book and expecting to be able to stick with it.
That’s very true. You have to pick subjects that interest you in order to be able to stick with the book.
I’ve been reading Cinema Speculation (written by Quentin Tarantino) on and off for the past month and I find it fascinating.
That sounds interesting… I’ve been reading books about smuggling and pirating on the open sea in the 18th century.
I like sitting by the sea breathing the sea air and reading books about it.
(My folks have a shore house). It was my moms dream… and she helped make it happen, dad too.
Been slow to reveal this. it’s not a cure to schizophrenia but you know it probably helps.
I barely read. It’s embarrassing to admit this, but one of my main delusions is that words have the power to come through my ears and suffocate me. Both spoken and written.
Rather than melt down, I just don’t read most of the time. I pick my battles. Sometimes I don’t even come to this forum and read one sentence posts if I’m actively delusional.
Do not feel embarrassed! We all have struggles on here my friend
What do you think about using a highlighter as you go to mark important points or words?
Very good point Ozzy. Sometimes I feel like I’m forcing myself to read a book even though I’m not feeling it. Maybe I should divert my attention towards some non-fiction stuff.
The only way I know how to read is to subvocalize. That makes it very slow.
I used to love reading science books like biology and medicine before sz but now reading these make me depressed very sad, sometimes I cried. idk why. My Dr said just dont read or read other stuff but I find other subjects boring.
Oh. Well yes. That is another way. Probably more practical. If i had those highlighters present, I’d probably do that. It is a good idea.
I have trouble finding interest in things too
I have read only hand full of books,
I like to be a slow reader, until i correctly imagine what I read.
Fast reading does not stick in my brain.
Reading slow is like “tiny drops of water, makes a mighty ocean”.
Currently reading and planning to read documentations of programming,
@mangojuice hows your writing on programming books going on ?
I wrote three chapters and I have a bunch of notes. Then it slowed. Then I wrote some blog posts and some of it philosophical. Then I decided to make those into chapters until more coding chapters. I read that philosophy can make you a better coder. I also read that coders are the new philosophers.
Most people have to do that. With me it depends substantially on what frame of mind I am in.