311wpm first time which was harder as I didn't know what context the story was in, once I knew it was The war of the worlds it was 399wpm. I felt a way through the story line then.
25:39 hrs to read The Lord of the Rings and 7:15 hrs to read a Tale of two Cities.
That's complete rubbish 'cause it takes me about 6 weeks to do LOTRs intensively and I've never gotten past a quarter of an inch of pages with a Tale of two Cities, I can't get on with the reading style of some Dickens, and that's one of them!
My stone skimming abilities have deteriorated over the years so much so that now my stones just bounce to the bottom with a thudunk (new word invented by me, how do I go about patenting it?)
However I have decided to have a go at this reading thing and see what transpires. All I know before I start is that I read three times faster than my partner. That's going by the length of time it takes her to get through the same book as me on a kindle. I can't understand why it takes her so long. Maybe she takes it in better than me.
Anyway here goes for this test thingy... I will report back later.
If I like a book,I will read from cover to cover and am able to relate the story through talking to anyone interested.If I don't like the book however,I can still read it from cover to cover(hoping forlornly that it will improve eventually)but you can ask me questions about it & I would need to find the relevant pages before answering.When the family used to holiday abroad,my parents would buy upwards of six paperbacks "to amuse us during the car journey & on wet weather days" Three days of being stuck in the car on the way out meant I'd often consume a 400+ page book per day,and the remainder on the way home leaving two weeks for fun in the sun.I resumed the habit of reading when I discovered my mobile could also double-up as an electronic book,but progress slowed as it was taking me three or four shifts (takeaway delivery driver)to finish a book,but now I'm unemployed again(car crash destroyed my car,no car,no job)I haven't found the time to read.I won't bother testing to see how fast I can read as my eyesight isn't as good as it was (particularly the computer screen) so the result IMHO wouldn't really be accurate.