What is the average person's reading speed? How many words per minute?

I'm curious as to what the average person's speed is when reading words. Or, how many words a minute does the average person read? I'm wondering because I read through "New Moon" today, and it took me a little less than 4 hours from beginning to end. Is that slow or fast? The book was... show more I'm curious as to what the average person's speed is when reading words. Or, how many words a minute does the average person read?

I'm wondering because I read through "New Moon" today, and it took me a little less than 4 hours from beginning to end. Is that slow or fast?
The book was okay. It could have been better. Kind of dragged on in certain parts.

How long does it take you to finish a book of similar length?

Also, please cite external sources if possible.
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