i think dialogue is quick to read and generally easy to process. pretty sure that’s what speeds up fiction reading for me. it’s rarely as dense as a page of info or description.
That’s also true for me. Non-fiction seems to be harder for me to process. I can read a fiction book in days, but a non-fiction will take me a couple of weeks. No explanation.
I think you both make good points. The pages are dense and there aren’t any breaks for dialogue. Plus, I’m trying to pay attention to the memory lessons, while I’m not attempting to be a memory champion it would be nice to not forget as much.