First to the premise: speed reading is bullshit and it’s not the reason why people who read a lot of books can accomplish this important feat.
I say this is because I’m a slow reader and that’s for two reasons:
- I can’t speed read and often times, when I find myself reading a book or an article in a magazine along someone else, I’ll have to ask that person to wait before turning the page: I’m just that slow;
- If that wasn’t enough, I’m not a native English speaker — I’m Italian — however I do 90% of my readings in English which makes me a tad slower than if I was reading in Italian.
So how do I manage to read upwards of 50 books a year?