We are all different in the speed we read books. But lately I've been frustrated with mine. I used to read prolificly (before I discovered video games and anime). I'm getting back to reading now, but I found I was reading each word one by one.
With less time for reading each day, this was annoying, and wasn't helping me 'that book'. So I sought advice from friends. And it worked!
Best idea was to take non-distracting bookbark, and put it under the line I was reading, and move it down the page. That worked, but was a little tiresome to do. So yesterday (or the other day) I took away the bookmark after 5 pages, concentrated, and read. I took in the text, but didn't read word for word in my head. I doubled my reading speed :) Yay! And still understand the whole story, not missing anything out.
Great result! It means that from now on I really can devour books. Yay!