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    Yes, used to read ordinarily and now I jump around, its a natural adjustment to the way the mind is at the moment. I like to get the gist of a book by skimming the pages then start from the chapter I want to rather than in sequence.

    And besides you know in Japan their books start back to front.

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    anytime the subject of "reading" pops up i often say with a straight face "yeh it's too bad I can't read."

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    The first time I read a book I just read it as was intended, not your dang crazy AD/HD reading As I read I tend to underline, write comments in the margin, put a little tab to remember that page so I can re-read it later. I think this practice came about because I am an English major and that's what we do. So even if I am reading summer fluff it looks as though I am writing my thesis on some shitty paperback. After the initial reading however, I re-read it, jumping around or just the passages I marked. When I am sad, I will often read the saddest parts in every book I own (because I'm chill like that).

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    Yes, with fiction/stories/narrative books, I will read front to back, but I actually tend to prefer abstract, sort of theoretical-type books, books about concepts. When I read those, I will jump around and read the chapters that stand out to me at the time, sometimes sentences or paragraphs only, like just flipping through and seeing what looks interesting.

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    I just read from front to back, I believe.

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    I'm generally still a front-to-back reader for fiction. When I was younger I would sometimes do a check later in the book, to make sure the characters I liked were still alive (just so I wouldn't get too emotionally invested in a doomed character).

    For non-fiction I occasionally skip around a bit, but generally front-to-backish.

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    NFPs move their lips while reading.

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    I'll skim the first time and then go back and re-read slowly in detail. I'll read things through several times. Especially fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    NFPs move their lips while reading.
    No, or I am no NFP after all :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    I'm generally still a front-to-back reader for fiction. When I was younger I would sometimes do a check later in the book, to make sure the characters I liked were still alive (just so I wouldn't get too emotionally invested in a doomed character).

    For non-fiction I occasionally skip around a bit, but generally front-to-backish.
    Seymour that is really sweet! I stopped reading Stephan King as he kept killing off all the nice people. It's like some sort of literary technique.

    Novels I read straight through. But I read them very quickly. I actually read about three sentences at the same time, catching words from each one. Or even whole paragraphs picking out specific words. Then I reassemble the story in my head?

    Technical books I will read more slowly, but still multiple sentences at a time.

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