How Fast Can You Read?

Thanks to Galit’s blog Coffee N’ Notes, I’m going to share something really cool with you guys.

It’s an interactive speed reading test through Staples. What you do is read a passage like you normally read and answer three questions about what you read. It times you to calculate your average reading speed and also to see if you can actually remember what you read.

Here are my results:

Speed Reading

I’m in the middle of “8th grade students” and “average adults.” That makes sense to me; I’m not a very quick reader. I didn’t need the test to tell me that much.

The test tells you a lot more, though.

It tells you how long it would take you to read certain books. For example, it would take me 36 hours and 7 minutes to read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It would take me 4 hours and 44 minutes to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Apparently, I can read 1.8 books on my Kindle before I have to recharge it.

It’s a lot of fun and I enjoyed doing it.

I believe there’s a National Book Day or National Reading Day or something like that (I remember seeing something on Twitter a while ago). I think people should pledge a certain amount of hours to see how much reading they can get done. It would be like one of those dance-a-thons for charity, only it would be a read-a-thon. How cool would that be?

Maybe I’ll try that sometime when I have a free day or two in a row. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Click here to take the test yourselves. I’d love to see your results!