If you could embed scanners into Michelle's eyes that fed into some computer, you could scan the entire 672 page Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in something like 6 hours. That might actually be faster than someone standing at a copier manually reproducing it page by page.
After we came home yesterday she found the package an d started reading it on the bed. I laid beside her and picked up Harrison's Farmer, which I've been reading for a week or so. Within minutes--no seconds--she was as far into her book as I was into mine, despite my enormous head start.
I try not to read near her too often as it destroys my airs of sophistication, leaving me with the realization that I read like a small child, at least those that aren't Potter fans and don't read too much.
I did finish my book before her though, then watched Part 1 of Lonesome Dove. The characters of Gus McRae, W.F. Call, and Deets are based on the real life personas of Oliver Loving, Charles Goodnight, and Boze Ikard, respectively. I didn't know this.