On the contrary! I used to be a bookworm.
I've learned to read when I was 4.
I've read at least 300 pages per week from 10 to 15 years.
After that I kinda stopped because Internet, but I mostly use forums and I oftentimes read wikis and whatnot, so I keep somewhat sharpened and I'm not usually around jewbook or other illiterate-ridden ambients.
But my speed has never really varied that much, really. There is a certain metronome in my mind as I read. I can go faster, but I can't appreciate the rhythm of what's written if I do so. I can't fully digest the structure and analyze the "feeling".>>143459603>>143459655
Just tested with my native language: 189 wpm, so the language isn't that much of an issue.
There was a site with a new method of reading which flashed words at a 400+ wpm rate in a fixed dot on the screen. I managed just fine to read it, but I had to do a lot of multi-tasking, reading real-time while making sense of it with some delay. Kinda like live-translating.
I think that's what people with high reading rates do, can you confirm that?