Welcome to the Sunday Salon!
Back to my own desk and computer and have a new plan - speed reading. I often read every word and am slowed down by conventional reading. Some one showed me the basics of speed reading and now I'm trying it out to get through all the books in my pile! I'm reading down the middle of the page and letting my eyes adjust to registering the words on the right and left as I go along.
My current books: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, and The Season of Second Chances: A Novel by Diane Meier. (I actually started this novel a few weeks ago and haven't had a chance to pick it up again.) The two books are different enough that I have no trouble reading both at the same time, depending on whether I'm at home or in the car.
When I returned after two weeks way, I found two other books waiting - By Fire, By Water by Mitchell Kaplan and The Secret of Happiness, by Demosthenes Armeniades, a book described as an "off-beat fairy tale thriller."
Now I know the secret to finishing 7 or 8 books in one week!
What have you been reading or speed reading?