Faster is not Always Better.
After some research on speed reading, I started reading with my bookmark held under each line to better guide my eyes. Later I stopped reading all the way to the end of the line – it turns out that your peripheral vision is sufficient to see the last few words on each line, so reading to the physical end of the line wastes time. The result of my efforts: I read faster, felt like a robot, and hated the material. I'll take my good ol' fashioned slow method and enjoy my reading, thank you very much.