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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal June 19, 2014 - 8:48pm

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Devon Robbins from Utah is reading The Least Of My Scars by Stephen Graham Jones June 19, 2014 - 9:13pm

47 WPM. I'm a pussy.

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Redd Tramp from Los Angeles, CA is reading Mongrels by SGJ; Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk; The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault June 19, 2014 - 9:17pm

How do ya clock that? Haven't known since...6th grade when I took Typing. Pretty fast I guess.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami June 19, 2014 - 9:46pm

51 WPM. Not so great either.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 20, 2014 - 4:17am

I got 52 wpm.

However when I, a thinking being, used the copy-paste tool at my disposal, I got 2238, which is pretty damn fast.  I should have been a secretary.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies June 20, 2014 - 4:28am

How'd you get 2238?

Your speed was: 1241wpm.

You made 77 mistakes, your mistakes are shown in bold text:

In, the, summer, of, the, Roman, year, 699,, now, described, as, the, year, 55, before, the, birth, of, Christ,, the, Proconsul, of, Gaul,, Gaius, Julius, Caesar,, turned, his, gaze, upon, Britain., In, the, midst, of, his, wars, in, Germany, and, in, Gaul, he, became, conscious, of, this, heavy, Island, which, stirred, his, ambitions, and, already, obstructed, his, designs., He, knew, that, it, was, inhabited, by, the, same, type, of, tribesmen, who, confronted, the, Roman, arms, in, Germany,, Gaul,, and, Spain.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies June 20, 2014 - 4:32am

I got 47 wpm too with no mistakes. But once time for a job, i had to take a typing test and you weren't allowed to hit backspace or edit any mistakes at all, it counted them. I had a 38 wpm back then.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 20, 2014 - 4:43am

Conley:  did you use ctrl + v to paste?  Shaves off a solid second on your paste time.

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TomMartinArt from Amherst, MA June 20, 2014 - 5:07am

78, no mistakes. Phew.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies June 20, 2014 - 5:09am

I control+v'd but i must not have been quick enough.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 20, 2014 - 5:37am

I'm a ctrl + v quickdraw artist.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland June 20, 2014 - 5:44am

51 as well with no mistakes. Part of my problem is I'm an extremely slow reader. The other part is I make a lot of mistakes and correct them as I go out of habbit. I could probably shave a little time if I left the mistakes and even more if someone read it to me. 

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Kelsey Phillips from Broadripple is reading Teatro Grottesco (Thomas Ligotti) June 20, 2014 - 6:30am

57. Lame.
Might have something to do with the five kids hollering at each other ten feet away, but c'est la vie.

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Jack Campbell Jr. from Lawrence, KS is reading American Rust by Phillipp Meyer June 20, 2014 - 7:39am

67 with no mistakes.

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Redd Tramp from Los Angeles, CA is reading Mongrels by SGJ; Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk; The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault June 20, 2014 - 8:01am

Oh whoops didn't see the link on my tablet. 70 with no mistakes.

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 20, 2014 - 2:21pm

I used to have a really mean (but ultimately incredibly helpful) typing - or keyboarding - teacher in middle school who told me it didn't mean shit that I had no thumbs and only one legitimate finger on my right hand. She would grade me on the same scale as everyone and would bitch at me for taking longer than most to get the hang of it.

Now, I type on avg, 75 wpm, and I only use the pinky on my right hand, and three of the four fingers on my left. I'm a total asshole, though, so there's always a trade-off.  :)

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated June 20, 2014 - 3:31pm

52.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies June 22, 2014 - 12:13pm

i thought i was about 70 wpm. just got 77. SWEET.

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Wendy Hammer from Indiana is reading One Night in Sixes June 24, 2014 - 5:11pm

70 wpm

0 mistakes

1 bourbon 

 

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Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics June 24, 2014 - 5:23pm

Nice, Richard! It's always awesome to surprise oneself for the better.