Now on GR I’m a member in quite a few groups and a lot of these do ‘sprints’. For those of you who might not know what a reading sprint it: It’s almost like a race, two or more people will decide what time and for how long they’ll do this sprint. At the end they’ll say how many pages they’ve read in that time or how far through the book they’ve got. People can do it as a competition or just for fun.
Personally, I quite like reading sprints but do they actually speed up our reading? At the end of a twenty minute sprint I’ll think wow I’ve read 26 pages! Or something like that, but do I read that much anyway. One of the things I do find with reading sprints is I don’t remember as much of what I’ve read, it feels more like I’m rush reading.
Another thing I always notice is how much of the day will pass. For example: I was doing a sprint with a few fellow readers, I started the first sprint at around 11am and did 20 minute sprints, then another, and then we did another etc. By the time I stopped it was 9pm! Yes 9pm, the whole day had gone.
But anyway, why don’t you get a fellow reader to do a sprint with you? It’s perfect if you have a short deadline and a big pile to read!