Do you read every word of your book or do you skim on occasion? ?????Do you read every word of your book or do you skim on occasion?????? Paula #questionnaire
Not gonna lie. If I’m struggling with a book or losing interest, I’ll skim on occasion.
I don’t skim because I’m to paranoid about missing something critical/awesome.
I read every word. The rare time I do skim is when I’m reading a book that has lost my interest, so I can hurry up and get it over with so I can read a better book.
Exactly. I hate abandoning books!!
Oh, that’s exactly what I just said! 😀
Great question. I do skim. I’d rather skim read than abandon a book altogether, so if I’m not enjoying it, I’ll skim through to get to the end quicker. And that way I still can talk about the book in my review.
Skim on occasion
I try to read every word but if I’m really into the book I tend to miss a few words because I’m reading so fast
I will skim only if the book is poorly written, otherwise, I read every word.
When I read Ulisses, I skimmed a lot. Guilty!!!
It’s a difficult book: no one could blame you!
I am ashamed to admit that I “skimmed” most of Ulysses in college and used Cliff notes!?
Shocked, @Michele! Just kidding 😀
Well, English is my second language so I guess I’m on the safe zone. But I felt so guilty… ????
No, don’t feel guilty! The fact that you tried to read such a difficult book in a second language is impressive 🙂
I skim over lengthy descriptions and sections that do not keep my interest. If I find I missed something important to the story, I will go back and re-read
These days I do find myself skimming on occasion. Just depends on the book!
I occasionally skim what I think is unnecessary information, then, more often than not, have to go back and read it anyway because I missed something important!
I’m guilty of this too!
I skim paragraphs sometimes, particularly if there’s a lot of description of if I’m keen to get to the next bit to find out what happens next.
I skim all the time. Sometimes there are parts that just don’t grab my attention.
I look for key words in sentences, and I know I don’t read each and every word. Yet when I go to book club, I tend to have retained more details than peers. Sorry if that sounds braggadocios
Do you read really fast as well? I heard that people who are able to pick out the key words tend to be really fast readers.
@Katie yes. Rarely, I admit I need to go back cause I’ve lost my rhythm and I read a page again. That’s usually if I’m tired and pushing it
Wow, so impressed! I’m trying to up my reading speed, but I think with practice I’ll get quicker. Like you, I find if I’m tired, I need to slow down, and some books are just books I need to read slower as well.
@Katie a dear departed professor gave me this advice. Give your characters faces, voices,
and picture each detail of their setting right down to what you imagine-even if it’s more than author gives you.
Then hear their voice, looking for what they do(verbs), and feel, (adjectives). (Pardon my simplification, but for me it’s like playing dolls in my head?)
Then once you catch that rhythm, you can search out archetypes,
thematic content, etc.
Honestly, everyone reads differently. I won’t pretend to do it better.
@Thérèse Hardly!! (Especially since you can spell braggadocios!!)?
@Michele heck no, I cannot spell it, however I kept trying until my spell check permitted it to go by??
@Thérèse ??? (I figured!)
@Michele see? No substitute for a good spell check. (Watch it be wrong now)
@Thérèse, that’s great advice 🙂 I think your spell checker let it go because ‘braggadocio’ is someone who brags a lot, and that was spelt correctly 🙂
@Thérèse and Kate, I think I’ll just use braggy or bragger!!?
Blasphemy! ? I always read every word.
@Laura I would tip my hat but I don’t have one on?
@Laura he’s so cute. Thank you, I will borrow his if I could get within a foot of him
Seems pointless to skim a book.
Depends on the book. If I’m really enjoying the book I read every word. Otherwise I skim to get the gist of the story.
Skim read a fair bit, more depending on the author
The tenser I get, the more likely I’ll skim read! Also, if I’ve read the book before.
Only went they get into to much detail describing something
I totally skimmed through a long and boring recap of someone’s dream in “The Brothers Karamazov” and the next day the prof said it was one of the critical passages in Literature.
I do skim, especially if it’s a long book, I fully admit to skimming ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt, a lot of skimming towards the end?
Skim, and worst, I read beginning, middle and end
? LOL! That’s REALLY bad!!!
@Michele if there is a missing kid, I’ve GOT TO read the end.
@Thérèse I can’t read those at all! They keep me awake at night…
I skim on pages with a lot of dialogue.
I skim occasionally in a lighter read, but not too often, and only for a paragraph here and there.
I never skim. If I can’t get involved with a book, I just move on to another.
Read every word.
Depends on the book
I read every word!
skim with big exception on mystery novels. i think thats the only book i cannot skim ?
Skim on occasion
I skim descriptions
If boring or too many details I am not interested in, I will skim over them.
I read every word.
Depends on the book..
Skim when too wordy a description
I skim when the sentences or paragraph has absolutely no relevance to the story
Every word, if the author took the time to apply every word to the page, the least I can do as a reader is read every word they wrote.
I read every word. I tried skimming through but going back to reread annoys me lol
skimming defeats the purpose of reading
I’ll admit to skimming during flashbacks or info dumps
Skim on occasion
Skim sometimes esp long narrations
Read every word
I skim sometimes, depending on the book
Skim if find a part boring or repetitive.
Usually read each word.
Every single word
Every word, unless it’s a boring textbook for class.
With It i am skimming
most of my life I read every word but now that I am older I skim and sometimes skip to the end if I get bored with the book. then if I jump to the end I find I have to go back and read what I skipped if it is for my book group. If it is just for me I don’t care and move on to find something that interests me. Too many books to read.
I either read each and every word of the book,or just leave it if it fails to attract me. I don’t love skipping words if it’s a good one.
I read every word, sometimes a couple of times if something doesn’t make sense.
I read every word
Every word, fiction or nonfiction
Every word and that includes ‘War and Peace’.
@Lucy that is damn impressive
@Thérèse You’re not kidding! @Lucy, you deserve a prize!!
Usually.all the words frightened ile miss something
Depends on the book
I have to read every single word in the book or I notice within the first page that I have no interest in it and give the book away.
I only skip some pages if the book is boring.
I tend to read every word… there are occasions where I have skimmed certain areas (not skipped, skimmed) though. Maybe when the author is caught up in some very long description of something – and I want to get back to the story to see what happens – lol
Every word and sometimes twice for clarity.
And twice when something is written so well.