How long does it take you to read a 300-page book?
I am a non-native speaker of English and would like to know what reading speed I should aim for to be able to enjoy literature in English.
Don't aim for reading speed, especially if you're an English learner.
Speedreading is a myth.
Aim to look up every word you don't know and to actually finish books while comprehending them. Read one book at a time.
Depends on the book. Might be a couple hours might be a couple days.
> what reading speed I should aim for to be able to enjoy literature in English.
Whatever is comfortable for you. Don't rush it if you're trying to enjoy what you're reading.
For me a 300 hundred page book can be finished in a day or two if I'm really interested. But I'm a native who's been reading since I was 5 or so so it's a bit different.
Like the others have said, you should read at whatever speed feels comfortable.
That's why I hate reading. I'm always the slow retard that can't into reading a book/day. I tried speedreading but it gets worse since I just forget everything I read in the last couple of seconds
The book you read influences you the most while you are reading it. After finishing a book you are outside of it's most powerful influence and start to forget. This is why you should read books slowly and let them change you. I spend only small portion of the day reading, the rest of the day I spend doing my daily chores while being under the influence of whatever I just read. If you really wan't to read more I suggest adding more books rather than reading more of the same. When you read multiple books you enter unexplored territories, many have read these books but not many have been under influence of these chapters at once.
Some people can understand things more easily than others. Some people don't care about that and just want to immerse themselves in the book they're reading. Some people could read the same book three or four times in the twelve hours it takes you and understand it much better.
It really doesn't fucking matter though. Why do so many people on this board want to make reading competitive? It's pretty pathetic.
3 days. I read 100 pages everyday, it started as a rule but became quite easy for me. Nowdays I usually limit myself despite wanting to read more, I don't think reading too much over a short period of time is good. If I have time to read at the morning I might do 100 in the morning and another 100 before bed.
>When you read multiple books you enter unexplored territories, many have read these books but not many have been under influence of these chapters at once.
I like the way you put that anon :) I must try this out.
I'll echo everyone who advised taking as long as you need to fully understand and enjoy what you're reading.
I'm a native English speaker, and if I'm reading something dense, I might take five to ten minutes on a page taking notes, looking up words, referring back to other relevant passages. If I'm reading something really dense, I might spend that long reading a sentence. Take it nice and slow, homie.