It occurred to me last night, as I am ripping through my latest read, Thr3e by Ted Dekker, that I am reading it much faster than my last few books.
Why? I wondered. This book is a thriller and is fairly fast-paced. You know how, when you were a teenage driver, you would drive faster if there was a fast song on the radio? I remember speeding up every time "Hazy Shade of Winter" by The Bangles came on.
I think it's the same thing with reading. Crime and Punishment was a character study. The Tiger's Wife was a character study. Thr3e is an action-induced-rollercoaster-ride of a book. My eyes fly over the words as my mind trips over phone taps, exploding cars, murderous riddles and painful flashbacks.
Isn't it funny how I read at the speed that the book sets? I wonder if other readers are prone to this. Tell me!