20 April 2012

What speed do YOU read?

I saw this neat idea at Good Golly Miss Holly's lovely book blog and thought I might share this thing with you guys. :)

 Have you ever wondered how fast you could read? I sure did! I was just looking about Holly's blog and I came across this interesting little post and couldn't help but take the quiz myself! ...And the results are in:

I read 550 words per minute, making me 120% faster than the national average. 

That's honestly...a bit crazy lol. I used to be an incredibly slow reader before I started this book blog. Heck even a few months ago, I was a slow reader! I'm really glad that I can read faster now hehe. :)

If I maintained this reading speed, I could probably finish:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens in 4 hours and 6 minutes
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll in 48 minutes
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien in 14 hours and 30 minutes
I could also probably read 7 books on my Kindle Keyboard assuming the average book length is 136,604 words.

So, guys, go take the test for yourself! :D Click on the e-reader below and staart~ Be sure to come back here and leave your results in the comments. :) I want to know what you guys get!

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7 lovelies:

TheReadingPenguin said...

LOL I am a notoriously slow reader. I got 6% faster than the national average. And I was actually trying to read fast. Thanks for sharing!

Nicki J Markus said...

You read 794 words per minute.
That makes you 218% faster than the national average.

Yay! Apparently I could read War & Peace in under 13 hours. Hmm. Already read it though so not putting that to the test right now.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha I only got 30% faster than national average -- slower than 11th grade students. And I'm a college student! *goes hide in a corner* But English is not my native language and I've been reading English books for 4 years at most, so I think that makes me decent LOL Actually, in Spanish I finish books much, much faster (obviously).

That was fun! :D

bookworm105 said...

You read 301 words per minute.
That makes you 20% faster than the national average.

yay! Thank for the share!

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

Thanks for sharing the quiz! i got 485 words per minute!

Ash said...

I got 712 WPM. :D

roro said...

i got 300 words per minute

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