I tend to read a bit faster than average, but certainly I'm not as fast as some of my friends or fellow book bloggers, so I was intrigued when I found the Staples Read Speed tool. The test is pretty simple: it gives you a short passage that you read at your normal speed, and when you're done, you hit "finished". Bam, there's your reading speed.
According to this test, I read 482 words per minute, which is 93% above the national average. This means I can read War and Peace in 20 hours and 18 minutes, The Lord of the Rings in 16 hours and 33 minutes, and the Grapes of Wrath in 5 hours and 52 minutes (...although reading it certainly felt like a lot more than that...).
How many words per minute can you read?