As a rule, I tend not to "rip" through books, and rather savor them instead. I tend to read a few chapters a day, set the book down, and digest what I read. Kick it around a bit, then once my palette is clean, repeat the process the next day (guess one could say I read a good book like some may drink a fine wine). Now there are times when I get near the end of a good book where I may just plow on through to the end, but that is not the norm for me.
Can't wait until the next book comes out (will it ever???). Been far too long since "Feast of Crows" was published, and from looking at GRR Martin's official site, I don't see any sense of urgency or updates about any pending release (maddening and saddening, both at the same time).