How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
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But I don’t WANT to read a novel in just over an hour! Where’s the pleasure in that?
Also, it’s a pretty poor ‘thank you’ to an author to consume a book so fast after they spent months (or even years!) crafting it.
Spritz all YOU want - I intend to savour books, as I always have…
OMG! The cuteness! *wants*
wish I could read them all (by nafsika.)
Heaven is having more books that I’d ever have time to read
Really? For me, Heaven’s having enough time to read all the books I want to read…
Doctor Who: Smith and Jones
Gotta love Martha’s sass! She’s fallen for the Doctor, but that doesn’t mean she’s not capable of pricking his ego!
Academy Awards Acceptance Speech
Year: 1999 (71st) Academy Awards
Category: Actress in a Supporting Role
Film Title: Shakespeare in Love
Winner: Judi Dench
She’d look wonderful, slouching in a doorway - but it’d be a total waste of her stupendous talents to only have her slouching in a doorway! So glad he’s not taken her at her word on that score!
celtic life interview
it’s in 2 parts:
Not only did they get her date of birth wrong, they claimed she was on the verge of her 9th decade (er, no - 8th - or she’d be nearly 90, not nearly 80!) AND they claimed she’d done 6 Bond movies - completely omitting to mention ‘Goldeneye’. I’ve sent them a message pointing out the things they got wrong. Honestly, all those things are easily checkable, there’s no excuse for fucking up in that manner.
sometimes all of a sudden I remember that M died in Skyfall and I’m really sad wow
She wasn’t at the Oscars because she was still filming the sequel to Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - and guess what, fulfilling your contract is actually more important to an actor, than an award party - especially one where it’s a given you’re not going to win.
(2764 words) by Persiflage
Fandom: James Bond (Craig movies)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Bond/Female M
Characters: James Bond, Female M (James Bond)
Additional Tags: Explicit Sexual Content, Workplace Relationship, Older Woman/Younger Man, Naked Female Clothed Male, Fingerfucking, Fireplaces, Panty Removal Recommended…,
Series: Part 64 of Bondkink Fics
Summary: Bond and M enjoy the benefits of a real fireplace.
You might want some ice at hand, too!
I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain:
I have seen the lady April bringing the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain.
I have heard the song of the blossoms and the old chant of the sea,
And seen strange lands from under the arched white sails of ships;
But the loveliest things of beauty God ever has showed to me
Are her voice, and her hair, and eyes, and the dear red curve of her lips.
By John Masefield
Congrats on Winning Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o!
*sings* Lupita, Lupita, Lupeeeeitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
It’s no wonder she rips him a new one in this scene - he behaved like a sulky teenager, not a professional agent…
Queen Judi of Denchmania…
Okay, nothing against Cate Blanchett, but Dame Judi should have won. A)Philomena is a very touching and true story, B) SHE HAS MACULAR DEGENERATION AND HAS TO HAVE SOMEONE READ THE SCRIPT TO HER BECAUSE SHE IS GOING BLIND AND HAS TO GET SHOTS IN HER EYE AND STILL DOES A SPOT ON JOB.
Okay, I’m finished being upset.
Okay, just so you know, Judi has ALWAYS had someone read scripts to her, or tell her the story of whatever play or film she’s going to do. It’s got nothing to do with her AMD. She prefers to work that way - she doesn’t start reading a script until she begins rehearsing, and she’s been doing it that way for 50+ years.
Judi playing Goneril to John Gielgud’s King Lear on BBC Radio 3, with an all-star cast.
Judi must be standing on a box or a chair… LOL