Continuing the discussion from What books do you normally read:
I’m so jealous of all you pleasure readers out there. I confess to rarely-to-never reading just for fun. Because I suck at it. I come from readers, too; my father has read every “Western” and Sci-Fi on the planet, several times, I do believe, in addition to a bunch of stuff I’ve only recently learned he bothered with, and his mother before him read Westerns with similar voracity, plus all the romance novels Harlequin ever published, I think, and those were just her “junk food”.
Me? I peaked at about an 8th grade reading level. I have a renewed vigor for trying again to learn to read for comprehension, but would hope to leverage it for pleasure reading if mastered.
Have any of you struggled with reading for speed, or comprehension? What techniques did you find useful? (Got a link to a web page with tricks & tips & maybe practice passages? Or maybe a book with easy-to-read in the same vein?)
Thank you for looking.