When you read recreationally, do you read word for word, or do you skim?

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (11 posts)
  1. cjcarter profile image72
    cjcarterposted 12 years ago

    When you read recreationally, do you read word for word, or do you skim?

  2. Ebower profile image82
    Ebowerposted 12 years ago

    When reading for fun, I usually skim.  I like to skip some of the overly descriptive parts in order to focus on the plot of the story.  There's always exceptions to this rule, but that's what I usually do.

  3. iviskei profile image69
    iviskeiposted 12 years ago

    It depends on what I'm reading. Most of the time I read word for word, but if its an adult book I generally skim through the dirty scenes because they bore me to tears. lol

  4. marwan asmar profile image65
    marwan asmarposted 12 years ago

    No, not really, its not actually skimming, its moving quickly because this is really what the modern is all about. This is ok as long as you understand the jest of the flow

  5. zanaworld profile image57
    zanaworldposted 12 years ago

    it depends.

    if the article is interesting, i would read word by word.
    if the article started to bore me, I skim.

    specially, sometime i skim news reports on certain political news.  but i read word by word news articles on entertainment and sports.

  6. LABrashear profile image60
    LABrashearposted 12 years ago

    If I'm reading one of my favorite authors, I savor every word.  Sometimes I will even re-read certain parts.  If it's something else, I skim.

  7. JEDIJESSICUH profile image75
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years ago

    I read word for word unless I come to huge chunks of description. Then I'll skim over it and if I feel I've missed something, I'll go back and reread it. No big deal.

  8. delmer47 profile image61
    delmer47posted 12 years ago

    I mostly read word for word, but if the chapter I'm reading is too "wordy" or I find myself losing interest, I might skim until I connect again to what is being said.

  9. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 12 years ago

    I have never read word for word (unless I am reading out loud to someone ) more sentence to sentence so read books quite fast .

  10. satice_j profile image70
    satice_jposted 12 years ago

    I read word for word! But audio books are great too!

  11. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 12 years ago

    I read word for word. The only reason I would skim is if I came across a section of the book  that is repeating itself as if I need to be constantly reminded about something or I won't remember. There are some writers who do this. I tend to not read later books by the same writer.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)