nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Varieties of Reading Experience

Do You Skim?" by Jo Walton is the result of her being amazed when I told her that I skim the sorts of things I don't want to read in some fiction, and then continue with the story. She reads every word.

Actually, "sorts of thing" isn't exact-- I skim Laurel Hamilton's sex scenes, but that doesn't mean I skim everyone's sex scenes.

This led to an extended discussion, and I'd be amazed myself if there isn't at least one reading style in the comments which surprises the hell out of you.

As far as I can tell, there are people who skim sex and/or action scenes, and there are people who skim description, but nobody skims dialogue.

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