musing-mondays-bigToday’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about boys and reading…

 When reading do you read every word? Do you ever skip chapters or skim over parts?



It does depend on the book, but I’m horrible about skipping ahead and reading the ending or a portion of the book that’s ahead of where I am. I usually go back, though, and read the parts I missed, but sometimes I skim through them, since I already have a pretty good idea of what is happening. Some book are just overly-wordy, too, and I find myself skimming through paragraphs or, occasionally, even pages.

I don’t know why this questions is about “boys and reading,” but my husband always complains when I read the ending early. I don’t know why he cares; it’s not like he reads the same books I do or anything.

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  • King of the knot people

    I am a man. I read each word. These things probably have little in common (my dad was a skimmer)… my mom says, “like father, like daughter.”

    Seems to me that skimmers cover more ground; non-skimmers remember the blades of grass (or litter, as the case may be).

    Non-skimmers care, perhaps that they are missing something down the road while they stuck in the weeds. I get irritated with skimmers too…

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