"With my eyes, duh." Alright, got that answer out of the way. I'm serious. See, i've recently gotten into the habit of reading for pleasure quite a bit. I'm reading about 1 book a week, though know for a fact I can ramp it up to 2 a week. In the past i've read pretty slower by reading each sentence in my mind, however for the past few weeks have tried the Speed Reading approach as described in 100's of YouTube videos. Admittedly, I enjoy this method more because aside from reading through pages a lot faster, I have noticed a better retention of the material. I just finished reading Animal Farm (again, because my library had an original 1st edition copy and wanted to hold the book, though wasn't allowed to check it out) in a slow manner w/o using the speed reading method and know the jist of the book...but, about 3 weeks ago read "iWoz" by Steve Wozniak with the speed reading technique, read it in about 5/6 hours and can think of the story in a lot more detail than Animal Farm, a book I just read 3 days ago. But in this thread i'm more curious as to if you hold a pen throughout your readings, perhaps to underline something of interest or something important you want to remember. Essentially, in regards with reading i'm very curious as to how you learn and retain the material. This may sound as if I'm asking because I want to memorize college textbook material but the truth of the matter is that during my readings I come across so much interesting sentences, paragraphs, one-liners, advice, tips, etc that I'd hate to have to skim through all the pages after i'm done reading that particular chapter. Anyways..................Go.