I did in fact use the search function, and I found this thread. But my question has more layers to it, and that one is 5 years old. Feel free to answer this in more of a prose fashion, or with bullet points: 1 Are you a fast reader? Slow reader? 2 When you get excited do you skip descriptive parts to get to the dialogue or action? 3 Do you look words up in the dictionary or on your Kindle? Or do you just assume you'll absorb the meaning through context? 4 Do you take notes when you read? 5 Do you tend to remember or forget characters? 6 Do you put a book down for days, weeks or months, then return to it? 7 Do you only read fiction? Only non-fiction? Go back and forth? 8 Which do you spend more time doing: reading or watching TV/movies? 9 How many books do you read per year on average? 10 How do you discover new books? (ie, friends, advertisements, etc) 11 Have you gone through genre phases? (ie, in my teens I loved fantasy, now I'm more a romance junky) 12 Do you read before bed? In the morning with food/coffee/tea? On lunchbreaks? On the bus/train? Is there a place you like to read? Can you read anywhere? 13 Do you go on reading binges then not read for a long time? 14 Do you ever feel burnt out on reading? (somewhat related to the above question) That's a lot. OK I'll answer in bullet points for myself: 1 My pace changes based on what I'm reading. Sometimes I need to re-read the first chapter or few pages several times to really immerse myself. I get confused about who is who, where is where, what is what, especially if a lot of jargon or stylistic-ness is happening. I'm probably faster than I am slower, but I think it reduces the quality of my comprehension. 2 I do get excited and skip stuff sometimes. Even with cliffhangers, when it switches chapters and now I'm in a boring scene with a different character, I'll speed up my pace just to get to the other thing again. Again, terrible for comprehension. 3 On Kindle yes, with physical books no. 4 I tried taking notes with a super complicated Ursula K LeGuin short story once, which was a lot of work. But I absorbed everything better. I'm usually too lazy for that though. 5 With epic fantasy/trilogy-esque series, I forget every fucking body. I jealously hate people who can retain these people. I can't do it. I stay away from these kinds of books because they make me feel stupid. 6 I've tried, but then I lose interest. 7 I'm in grad school and so while I'm in school, it's mostly non fiction and news articles and random internet stuff when I'm procrastinating. On my 3 week breaks, I dive back into fiction for a bit. 8 tv/movies for surrrrrre 9 For school, a lot, but I only read like 40% of each book because I'm a scumbag like that. Fiction wise... somewhere between 5-10? 10 Friends, this forum, Googling stuff, reading about stuff... 11 In my teens, like the example above, I loved fantasy. Now I'm not very into it. Sci-fi is probably my main thing these days, but I also like 'general literature,' and I guess Murakami is 'magical realism,' although that's contentious for some (maybe it's 'low fantasy'). I've never read a 'western,' or a 'romance' or a 'mystery,' but in theory, I'm open to everything...? For 2-3 years all I read was social justice -esque literature, and now I feel like I'll barf if I read anymore. But I would like to read more history that seems less like it's intending to get me mad. 12 I try to read before bed to improve my sleep quality (tapering off of melatonin, which I'm addicted to), but sometimes put it down on page 1. I read on the bus and train when getting around that way. I enjoy reading on couches and beds, and recently found that reading on the beach is pleasurable. Not usually at desks, weird for my back or something. Mornings, I'm usually too busy to read. Noon/afternoon too, unless it's a day off. 13 Yes. 14 Yes.