I wanted to give it an honest try, and I did it for 4 days, but I just don’t think it is for me. For one, I hate having to always use my finger to read, it diminishes the positions I can read in. I just get tired of doing it too. Even though I know what is going on when I am doing the readings, I don’t really feel the book emotionally. Also, I’ve learned that I like the pauses that make up dialogue and sentences. When I took those pauses out, a sentence with meaning, meant nothing to me. The way it is written, with the pauses, is what makes the meaning come through for me.
I would love to be able to read like other people but I just need to give it up. I would love to be able to read without sub-vocalizing but I have the hardest time feeling and understanding the nuances of a passage without doing it. I’m not as intelligent as most readers and I accept that fact. I just won’t be able to keep up with some of the heavy readers and I have to be alright with that. I still wanted to give it a try but it just wasn’t enjoyable.
In the end, I found out that, yes I could do it, but it would hurt my enjoyment of reading too much.