I Am a Slow Reader

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    I don't know how not to be.

    Comprehending the words at high speeds simply doesn't happy for me. My friend can read a 700 page book in about three hours if she doesn't stop. 350-400 page book in the same time is more my speed. I don't read as well as she does, but that's not to say I'm a poor reader. She's...
    Twichl Twichl
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2014

    Slow Reader

    I read one page of a book and end up scanning the next with my eyes not really reading and then realizing that I hadn't read the second page and don't remember the first page I have to start all over again.
    depressed401 depressed401
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2010


    I used to be a very fast reader, capable of reading a full novel with hundreds of pages in a few hours. But then, I stopped reading for a long time, busy focusing on other responsibilities and such. Finally, one day, my sister and I decided to go to the library and borrow a bunch...
    AngelOfEccentricity AngelOfEccentricity
    18-21, F
    Mar 29, 2012

    I spent two and a half hours reading

    and only got 30 pages farther.
    Synthessisong Synthessisong
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    I Write As Fast As I Read

    This is not because I am a fast writer, but because I am such a slow reader. I might get through 3 books in a year when my wife could get through a hundred. I have often pondered why, and suspect that there are a number of reasons. One is that I like to remember where I have...
    bornexplorer bornexplorer
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2012

    Slow Reader

    Hi ! I am looking for people who may have the same dilemna or can offer suggestions or help whether they are adults or kids... seems no matter how hard i push myself I just cannot speed up my reading. I have had this problem since i was a kid and when I...
    sandune sandune
    1 Response Sep 30, 2008

    Slow Reader, Phd

    I have always liked reading, and have tons of books and magazines at home. I also have a PhD in a science-related field. And yet I am a pretty slow reader (around 250 wpm) . It is so frustrating. Weird thing is, I've only realized it when I was around 30! Often times, I find...
    ThePrettyDistinctive ThePrettyDistinctive
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2012

    My attention wanders

    and I find myself having to re-read passages. This made study more difficult, and more time-consuming, than it should have been. Occasionally, I'll go to the other extreme and can see something as it flashes by. Someone was flipping quickly through a resume recently to point...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014


    i am a chronically slow reader. which is interesting, because i have always been an avid reader, i am just really, obnoxiously slow. and it is frustrating, because i can sit for hours and read and still get only a chapter or twenty pages done. this is not an exaggeration. of...
    Fahrenheit Fahrenheit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2009
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