1. Welcome to BookAndReader!

    We LOVE books and hope you'll join us in sharing your favorites and experiences along with your love of reading with our community. Registering for our site is free and easy, just CLICK HERE!

    Already a member and forgot your password? Click here.

How much reading time?

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by mom2kngr, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. BenjaminDixon

    BenjaminDixon New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2005
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    An Ikea desk assembly manual
    about 4 hours in the evening
     
  2. Fraggle

    Fraggle New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Mort-Terry Pratchett
    I usually read before going to bed and always for a train, plane or bus journey have a book with me. it's like abecedarian says, it also feels like I forgot my toothbrush or something if I don't bring a book with me when I'm going somewhere :)
     
  3. Sigalet56

    Sigalet56 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    It depends on the day/week for me. I have school so that's always a good time to read :) I also like to read during the evening and before I go to bed. It really depends on how good the book is, how many other books I plan on reading (and that's a never ending list), and how much time I have to just sit and read.
     
  4. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2005
    Messages:
    7,133
    Likes Received:
    90
    Currently Reading:
    The Road to Character; David Brooks
    Still evening time here, lucky to get two or three hours in with our schedule. Can't wait until things calm down in february.
     
  5. Frozeninside

    Frozeninside New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    It really depends on how my day has been. I try to pick up my book everyday, I might not get to read for long periods of time every day but as long as I get sometime in I'm happy.
     
  6. ewomack

    ewomack Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    3
    Currently Reading:
    I don't know!!!! Yet...
    Not enough. Last weekend I spent 9 straight hours reading. Some days I get next to none. All that stupid personal stuff keeps getting in the way.
     
  7. Frozeninside

    Frozeninside New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    My god I would love to read for that long straight, I can't remember the last time I read for that long.
     
  8. Fantasy Moon

    Fantasy Moon kickbox

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can remember. It was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
     
  9. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Messages:
    11,617
    Likes Received:
    206
    Currently Reading:
    between the lines
    Admin Post
    About 30-45 min a day. :(
     
  10. Frozeninside

    Frozeninside New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac

    Well yeah besides that. :p
     
  11. Fantasy Moon

    Fantasy Moon kickbox

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,779
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think we all were under that spell. Have you ever seen that 28 Hours Later image?
     
  12. Aaron S.

    Aaron S. New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Hard Times - Charles Dickens
    With bandpractice 3 days a week at 7-11 and schoolwork/home work before band practice and other days and the bmx that i do, i'm lucky to get an hour a day reading.
     
  13. Frozeninside

    Frozeninside New Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2007
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    No I haven't
     
  14. nemilar

    nemilar New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Replace idle activities with reading

    I try to replace idle activities with reading. For example, watching TV. I've barely even had the TV on for the past few months; instead of watching, I read.

    I also make it a point to try to do some reading before bed. Once it becomes a part of your daily routine, it sticks. Of course, sometimes you're just too tired from the day that you don't even want to think about reading a page.
     
  15. jaynebosco

    jaynebosco New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Dreams of my father - Barack Obama
    Depending on the book, I can probably do about an hour. Sometimes I have done a few more hours more, but that's usually because I have to read it for a class or a book club.
     
  16. angerball

    angerball Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    The Famous Five series - Enid Blyton
    On weeknights, not much. Half an hour if I'm lucky. :rolleyes: However, if it's a very good book, then I find it easy to read for a long time. Weekends are a lot better for me though. :)
     
  17. Wells83

    Wells83 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Plague of Doves, Louise Erdrich
    I always read before bed, anywhere from ten minutes to an hour or an hour and a half. I also usually take a bath before bed, where I get a chance to read as well. I also read at work, so I average a few hours of reading a day.
     
  18. alliterati

    alliterati New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2007
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    I lose all track of time when reading and I don't have much of a sense of time to begin with. I have no kids and am not likely to have any anytime soon. I watch little TV. So my free time is mostly reading, and being online (more reading really) and sleeping (I love to sleep and my dreams help my writing).
     
  19. Blindsided

    Blindsided Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well, now that school has started it's hard to read for pleasure, especially since I am learning a new language. I try to read about 30 minutes to 1 hour a night just for myself. During the summer I usually read 3-4 hours a day for myself.
     
  20. the.nail.bunny

    the.nail.bunny New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Currently Reading:
    Changes to quickly to keep up with!
    working day - usually and hour or so at work (during lunch break) then maybe a few minutes while im on the shopfloor, as im surounded by books i browse and read while on the job lol. then when i get home maybe another hour, half hour when i get in and dinner is being made and another half an hour before bed.

    days off - depends on what im doing or where iam, if im in all day then 4-6 hours but if im out maybe only half and hour or so...
     

Share This Page