Before I joined JW's, I used to like to read, but during my 10 year stint in the borg I read almost no books at all (except the company-sanctioned reading, which lulls the reader into a mental stupor), save the occasional Grisham novel or something fairly light like that. I couldn't take anything that was too heavy or thought provoking, as it would create too much cognitive dissonance in my black/white JW mind.
I was just reading some "favorite book" threads, and I realize that there are literally hundreds of books that I would like to read. However, I find that I am not a very speedy reader, and I also have difficulty concentrating, which results in my often having to re-read passages in order to get the author's point.
Has anybody learned speed reading? Back in the 70's, there was a show in the U.S. called "That's Incredible!". They showed this guy who would read a page a second it seemed like. I remember thinking that there is just no way you can read that quickly, that it was just a trick. Is speedreading for real? I'd like to hear some personal experiences.