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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by daniel_17, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. olguta

    olguta New Member

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    It depends how interesting the book is. Also on how busy i am and how tired i am in the evening which is when i usually read. I can read a book in a day or two; usually it takes me about a week :)

    (i was sure i replied here before 0_o)
     
  2. TheMarine

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    I can usually rean about 60 pages per hour, so that would be about 5 hours for a 300 page book. So if I had 5 hours straight to just read (ha ha), I could read 2 books in a day. As life really occurs, probably 1 book per week.
     
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    It totally depends, but I usually read a book every two days.
     
  4. bbyt883

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    If its good 3 solid days... i'm very slow at reading in comparison to most people
    If its not a good book, it could take me a month or two...but i would probably stop reading it if it was that bad
     
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    I'm about the same, except I have work. If a book is really interesting to me, I'll finish it in two sittings. If I have lots going on, it'll take a week or so to finish it.
     
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    Same here; it also helps if the book is only allowed to be borrowed for a certain period of time.
     
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    As mentioned a few posts before this one, "density" has a lot to do with it. From my recent experience, I've found that 150 pages goes by fast if the writer is Chuck Palahniuk. The average is 100 pages if it's Turgenev, and 50 pages a day if the writer is Sinclair Lewis.
     
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    For a normal 300 pages, I would probably allow myself ten hours, that gives plenty of time to really stop and think and digest over some of the phrases. Sometimes this ten hours is spread over a couple of days, and in general, I can read nineteenth century fiction faster than modern fiction. ( except for modern historical-fiction, which is really fast reading.)
     
  9. Devilgirl

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    I am not really the fastest reader. But it deprends on the book its self. If I am intersted I can read a book in a day but will spend most of the day reading. Other times I will take me over a month to read an average sized book just because I don't read often.
     
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    It depends on the book. If it's a book that I'm trying to get information out of, like the ones I've been reading about astral projection, then even though they have a storyline, I'll take longer. If I'm tired, it'll take longer. But if it's by an author I worship, like Terry Pratchett, then I'll get through it within a day.
     
  11. mr_michel

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    considerations appart, i read a 500 pages book every two weeks, if im busy it can take me up to a month

    (once i read two and a half books in a 12 hours flight plus another 6 hours in the airport waiting for my conection :D )
     
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    On average, maybe four days. Unless I really push myself anywhere from 1-2 days. If I am really busy up to 7.
     
  13. angerball

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    Depends on the book. If it's an "easy" read, with a fast-moving interesting storyline then I can finish it in a day or two. If it's a book with lots of descriptive prose then it can take me anywhere from a week to a month to finish it. :eek:
     
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    generally about a week
     
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    That depends on how good the book is. If it's really good less than a week.
     
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    Less than a week if I'm really into it. I'm glad to see that so many of us just gobble up a good book - nice to know I'm not the only one who gets totally drawn in when I read.
     
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    One day for an easy read, three for more difficult books.
     
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    Anna Karenina took me two whole weeks..the longest I've ever spent on anything since I learned to read. Understand, I'm not complaining..it was a good two weeks!

    BTW-Nice to see you again Robert, welcome back!
     
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    My current rate for an average sized book is one a week. I'm okay with that because I can be pretty busy. Sometime in November of last year I read four in one week, but that was a one-off. But, like most people, I wish I could read faster. It doesn't help that I have a stack of new books I recently bought staring at me and calling me names.

    I read somewhere (I think it was the foreword to 'A Time To Kill') that John Grisham's wife reads on average six or seven novels a week. That's just sick. Surely that's all she does with her time.
     
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    My pace has definitely decreased from what it was last year. Though I did take a class that just recently finished and I've been studying THAT book reather intently. As I have more time now, I figure my reading average will increase, I'm already reading three books.
     

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