Heya everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! For a Monday I've been pretty busy, I woke up a little later than normal and spent the day with my brother Joe and his girlfriend Vicky. We decided to do some shopping at an outlet centre which ended up with me buying a colouring book and The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, a book I've wanted for a long while! Anyhow afterwards we visited Joe's new place of work and now I'm home with my feet up and a cup of tea.
So skim reading eh? Well, I can say now that I'm not guilty of skim reading. Is it even a bad thing? I may have skim read a book I really haven't enjoyed and probably put down but otherwise I can't recall me skim reading a book.
I'm not going to beat around the bush but at times I'm curious when I hear of some readers reading oh I don't know seven books in a week- one book a day to break it down. I mean surely you must be a skim reader? I know some people read quite fast but I mean surely if you're reading this many books at once you can't have taken it all in? Am I being overly judgemental of someone's reading abilities? Or is there some truth to it.
I guess what frustrates me is the thought of someone being sent an ARC to read and they skim read it, not fully appreciating the book and even if it's not so enjoyable they're able to point out what they didn't like about it with reason. It just seems harsh to having the privilege of being sent a book and not giving it some attention, when someone else who might enjoy it would have much more appreciation of the book.
Okay so I understand some books go into so much detail (which can be a great thing I'm not mocking it!) at times and it's all a bit too much to take in and you switch off, so you're prone to skim it a bit. I mean as long as you're getting the gist of it right? What about the detail that may seem insignificant when you skim a bit though, what if it's unknown to you at the time that actually it's quite important? Oopsie! The chances of that are most likely slim but an author can be very sneaky!
Personally I try my best not to skim read a book, and I'm not likely to either. If I did skim read, I would more than likely feel guilty for not reading it properly and end up going back to re-read it all again!
I feel like this is rather a picky discussion topic this week, but I am curious as to how many of you skim read and why? Please feel free to give me your opinion on the matter, even if you're in disagreement with me I love understanding someone else's thoughts rather than me being close minded on my own! So join in, I love discussing these things with you all!