It has come to my attention that my People has been doing odd things with books lately.
Just yesterday afternoon she was reading Sidney's Comet and chapter 6 of The Blind Watchmaker with a piece of paper in her hand, moving down the page sentence by sentence, covering up the finished parts. I tried it, but I couldn't hold onto the paper because I have no thumbs.
So then she showed me another way, drawing a diagonal line from left to right. (I guess you would go the other way if doing this with Hebrew or Arabic.)
All I know is that I couldn't get settled because she was turning the pages so fast. I'm not so sure I like this 'speed reading' business.