Saturday, May 12, 2012

One more dubious deal of the day

Never have I seen such deals before. Are they changing prices during the day (of deal)? If so, which price would we expect? $30, $20, $20?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Today I practised reading with the index finger. The goal is to eliminate regressions.
Regressions may be of two types: intentional and unintentional. Whereas the former is a result of a conscious re-reading of what has been read, the latter is a waste.
The latter can be divided into two groups: movement of eyes from the end of a line to the beginning of the next line and movements inside a line.
Reading with the index finger is against these movements inside a line. You are simply following the finger and eyes never go back until the end of line. The speed at the finger is moved also helps you read faster. My speed this time was 235-240 WPM. Do you feel the difference? As much as twice, the method definitely works.

The price is fixed

Today's marketing fault is fixed:
Although it has been fixed, the difference between today's and regular prices is not so jaw-dropping as usual. Often, a book that costs $20 or event $35 is sold for the same mere $10, offering the possibility to save money. This offer could be $5 or $6 (I didn't dare to say $3) to be at the same extent attractive as regular discounts...

A deal of the day

Is there a reason to buy a book today?

The message from Bezos of Hogwarts

A good news from everyone who likes Harry Potter books. I have read a year and half ago three of them and started the fourth. Though even three books of one author is pretty enough to cover author's language, I'm planning to finish reading somewhere in the future. Of what I'm talking about? The message from Bezos promises that we'll be given Harry Potter books through book lending service in June.
An enchanted kindle or a broom, there are offers you may choice from.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sooner or later, today I decided to start learning English speed reading. I have bought Kump's book and a couple of books to be used as a self-study material. Both of them a general reading, what is highly recommended. The first book is written by a journalist and quite popular, the second is also on a general topic, but it slightly closer to my everyday doings.
Today I started and the speed I've been reading at was 120 WPM (words per minute). Actually, I called the dictionary for one word and not being accustomed to these tests is also a factor. I'd speak that my speed could be 150 WPM, for example. Despite this, what was measured was measured.
Okay, 120 WPM is a result. Fortunately, I managed to be at the very speed, below which students are to be sent to a specialist before taking a course in speed reading.
This is the same speed that I read when I was learning in the 1st class approximately 10 years old. Was it my speed or a normative, I was taken to the 3rd class to demonstrate there how to read. :)

This was the speed youngsters should be reading at aloud. Here is the need to say that when I eventually decided to be proficient in English, I started reading with intentional internal speaking aloud, even though I was aware that this is a brake for reading. I simply had not any interlocutor to practive my English, and I started to read books with internal articulation.