How To Read More When You Read Slowly

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I am a slow reader — annoyingly slow. Sure, according to this test, I can read about 294 words per minute, which is only slightly slower than the average adult (300 wpm). But I’ve found that this estimate — based on the time it took me to read and comprehend a 300-word passage — poorly reflects how long it takes me to read a full book. For example, I recently (finally) read Great Expectations, a book that contains an…