Waiting for Sachi to get herself ready for her bedtime story, I picked up a Japanese book. I hadn’t done that for a while. And here’s what I found.
I read differently now. Yes, I recognize more, but that is not the most significant difference. Now I scan the lines more quickly, and am happy to leave alone the words or kanji that I don’t know. Thereby, I read more fluently.
Previously, I read in a linear fashion and often got stuck. I’d need to figure everything out before I was able to continue.
That’s actually poor practice, you know.