Centireading: Reading a Book 100 Times

After a hundred reads, familiarity with the text verges on memorisation – the sensation of the words passing over the eyes like cud through the fourth stomach of a cow. Centireading belongs to the extreme of reader experience, the ultramarathon of the bookish, but it’s not that uncommon. To a certain type of reader, exposure at the right moment to Anne of Green Gables or Pride and Prejudice or Sherlock Holmes or Dune can almost guarantee centireading. Christmas is devoted to reading books we all know perfectly well. The children want to hear the one story they have heard so many times they don’t need to hear it again.


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 Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea
Periodicals>Newspaper Article:  Marche, Stephen (9 February 2015), Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea, Retrieved on 2015-04-03
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  • Folksonomies: reading study