How fast do you read? I read a lot, and I can read fast, which came in handy when I was in college. Now that I mostly read for pleasure, I’ve slowed my speed down. When I heard about a new app at Staples that measures your reading speed, I was interested to give it a try. With the What Speed Do You Read app, you read a page from a classic novel (War of the Worlds, Alice in Wonderland, or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), then answer questions about what you’ve read. The app then determines your speed and compares you to other readers. I scored 490 words/minute reading the page from War and Peace and answered all three questions correctly, so I could finish the book in 19 hours, 59 minutes at that speed. The app also tells me how many average-length books I could read on various ebook readers before I’d need to charge it again. At that speed, I could finish 6.5 books before needing to recharge my Sony PRS-T1 reader. How fast do you read?
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