Today, I took Staples Reading Speed Test to see how many words per minute I can read. I’ve noticed that I read probably a little bit more than the average book blogger (in 2013, I read an average of ~4600 pages, or about 15 books, a month), so I was curious to see whether it might be because of reading speed, or because of something else — like just having more free time, which I do think is a big part of it.
Well, apparently I read around 360 words per minute, which is 44% above average, but only about the level of an 11th grade student (compared to the 450wpm score of average college students). Uhh, I feel kinda bummed that apparently I’m not a super quick reader, and didn’t even make it to college level, even though I have my Bachelor’s in English!
But, oh well! I guess speed’s not everything, haha.
So what I really want to know is…how fast can YOU read? Wouldn’t it be cool to compare scores between bloggers? Take the test and post your score in the comments! It only takes a minute to find out.
Source: Staples eReader Department
What’s YOUR reading speed? How many books/pages do you read a month on average? Do you think that speed affects how many books you’re able to read? Do you wish you could read faster?