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How many pages do you read a day?

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How many pages do you read a day?

Post by EC2 » Fri September 12th, 2008, 6:32 pm

I've just noticed this cropping up in the What are you Reading Thread, so I thought I'd post a thread starter of its own.

I reckon 50 pages on a low day, 70 on average and 100 if I'm going for it. Plus around 20 pages of research reading on top of what I read in snatches as necessary during the day while working.
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Post by Leyland » Fri September 12th, 2008, 6:40 pm

If I have the whole day to indulge myself, I'll read a 600+ page book non-stop within 10 or 12 hours, or maybe less depending on how much brain power is required. If I'm reading during the week for most of the evening, then I'll read probably approximately 200-250 pages.

I read fast, but retain a lot of detail and rarely have to look back.

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Post by Misfit » Fri September 12th, 2008, 6:43 pm

Weekdays between 25 - 50 depending on how tired the mind is and how much attention the book requires. Weekends, I can blow through a 500 page book pretty easily, but then the check book doesn't get balanced nor much of anything else either. Good thing I don't have kids :o :o

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Post by chuck » Fri September 12th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Leyland....Impressive.....I read fast, but not that fast; also....I find as I'm getting older my retention is slipping(too many Dead concerts) and I found myself lately skimming some dialogue when the book is dragging a bit....Old habit from college days....Currently reading a time slip novel by Barbara Erskine "Kingdom of Shadows" struggling to stay interested...my first time slip novel and maybe my last.....

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Post by JMJacobsen » Fri September 12th, 2008, 7:25 pm

At home, it varies inversely with the neediness of the kids. :D (Just kidding, don't call CPS on me here!)

When I'm home, I'll average about 100 pages a day -- usually after the kids are in bed I'll read till midnight or later.

When I'm at work, double that, easily. Now before someone gets on me for reading at work, bear in mind that I work for an airline and am on the road 4-5 days at a time. That's a LOT of time in hotel rooms, just me and my books! If I'm leaving on a 4 day trip, I'll take a minimum of two books with me. Thank goodness for airport bookstores (if you ever want a rundown of the best bookstores in various airports around the world, give me a shout) if I run out.

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Post by LCW » Fri September 12th, 2008, 7:33 pm

Oh gosh, it really vaires. On weekdays there are times when I can't read anything at all, then I'll stay up really late (like last night) and read 200+ pages. On weekends I can usually read 200-300 pages a day. Although the last few weeks I haven't gotten much reading done at all, for me it's easier to say that I average a book a week rather than figure out how much I read each day.

I also have to say that I'm so shocked by how much some of you are managing to read. You all must be speed readers or something! 10, 15, even 20 books in a month!! Amazing! How do you all do it?? :)
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:14 pm

It just depends.

I just read 50 pages today to finish the book I was reading and I will read more in another book I'm reading and may start a 3rd and 4th one off, so today could be over 100+.

Somedays it's more, somedays it's less, I guess it all depends on how many books I'm reading at the same time or how deeply involved I'm into the book and how fast the book goes.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:25 pm

I read between 100=150 pages each way on my commute each day, so usually around 200-300 pages on the train trips.

Other than that it really depends on a lot of factors. I do read at night. Sometimes it could be a couple of hundred pages, other times just reading 5 is a struggle. It depends on how interesting the book is, how tired I am, how late it is when I start reading etc etc.
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Post by Vanessa » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:28 pm

Between 50 and 100 pages during the week, maybe more at the weekend depending upon what I'm doing. If I read any more, my husband would be issuing me with divorce papers. LOL.
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Post by Telynor » Fri September 12th, 2008, 8:32 pm

It depends. If it's something heavy and scholarly, I can get about 50 or so pages in a day, giving it an hour or two. Something light, I can easily devour a book a day. And then there's everything in between those two extremes. I've always been like that, even as a kid -- I was stuck in bed for a time, and reading was the only distraction available to me.

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