I have noticed lately that when I start reading a new book my pace is veeerrrrryyyyy ssslllooooooooow! After I get about halfway through, the pace picks up a little. Then by the end of the book, I am reading as fast as I can, and the pages are flying by. I can feel my pulse quicken as I find out what's next.
Part of the reason for this is that i have such a limited amount of time to read. Since I work all day, my "reading time" is usually before I go to bed. This could be part of the problem too. By that time in the day, I am tired and it takes me a while to get to the "meat" of the story.
I'm sure I am not the only person who has stayed up too late to finish a book or wait to see what happens in that major conflict that you find yourself in the middle of.
But on the other hand, does anyone ever slow down at the end of a book because you don't want it to end?
What is your reading style?
When writing, do you ever take these things into consideration?