anybody into speed reading? anyone been practicing for over a year? i've just started practicing some basic techniques over the last 4-5 weeks and ive noticed my speed has increased like crazy. i cant believe how fast i can read now after just a few weeks of practice. i can read almost a book a day. my goal is to read a book a day but realistically i cant really set aside a few hours every single day, but just knowing that im almost there blows my mind. i never would have thought it was possible until i actually started practicing it. i cannot recommend it enough if you like to read. it actually makes reading better too! before i used to like to read, now i love to read every chance i get because i know i can go though a huge chunk of pages. ive known about it for a long time, my mom even bought a program for it years ago, but i always thought that i would be "losing something" if i started speed reading. i thought i wouldn't be able to fully "absorb" the book, and when i started i was right. my comprehension went way down as my speed increased, but after some practice my comprehension and recall increased. its hard to explain, but i understand the actual context of words alot better. i wouldn't be able to recall the exact word for word sentences, but i began understanding the context and ideas better as i practiced. i feel like i have re-discovered reading again. its way more fun now, and im reading more than ever. it has truly changed my life, and i want to recommend it to everyone who likes to read. if you have the same worries that i had, and you think you wont be able to understand as well, all i can say is just try it, within a few days i promise it will pass and speed reading will feel like normal reading to you. if the idea of reading a book in one day sounds amazingly mind blowing to you, you have to try it. its awesome. you will feel like you have a superpower. the way i learned is just watching some youtube videos and following some basic tips. im going to investigate further into some more advanced techniques for speed reading now that i feel like im ready. i would like to hear from other people who have discovered speed reading. are you as amazed as i am? what are some books that you went through super fast? im thinking about re-reading some of my old favorites like the hobbit and the lord of the rings now that i know it wont be so time consuming.