Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Speed reading for cats (and humans, too)

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.

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