Friday, May 21, 2004
Reading in Double Time
I’m a fairly strong reader, with good retention, but that could be because I’m not afraid of taking a pen to a book. But Harriet Klausner, who reads approximately 20 books a weak, makes me look like I’m kindergartner attempting to get through a basic primer.
“Faster than a speeding bullet—or at least faster than your average fast reader—Harriet Klausner calls herself a “super speed reader”: “It’s like some sort of freak talent,” she says. She can plow through a book in just an hour or two—and she typically reads two or three a day—so when she worked at a Pennsylvania library in the ‘70s, she started writing brief reviews of all the new books for the library’s newsletter.”
From a Book Magazine article titled “America’s Biggest Readers.”
Via Fred Lapides.