This one made me think. Since starting this blog, I realised I used to read a lot more books when I was at university. Of Course whilst was studying I had a lot more time. Obviously I now have work, children and a house to run which wasn't a concern whilst I was studying. But I don't think that's the whole story.
When I was studying I would skim parts of books, or read very quickly just to get the book finished before the lecture or seminar. I could always go back for a closer reading of the text if I was going to use that particular text in an assignment. Now my reading is purely for pleasure, can read at my own pace and enjoy every word. I don't think I skim anything in a book now, in fact I am more likely to go back and read chapters or paragraphs again if I feel I didn't get the full meaning from them.
I don't think even when I was under time constraints to get books read, I ever skipped whole chapters! Quick skim reading of certain parts, yes certainly, but I can't imagine just missing a whole chapter out.