How Many Books Do You Read Per Year

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Post by Fujiko Ankyo » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:47 pm

that is a very good question. i used to read at la couple books a week, sometimes more. now that i have a more demanding and blahish job my reading has drastically cut down. so, i'd have to say ist around 12 a year. thats sad. /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />
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Post by Kenzie Jones » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:16 pm

I used hate reading but now I love it, I read lots especially st clares which I've almost finished and I lovee Mary-Kate and Ashley books!

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Post by Amy Williams » Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:50 pm

I'd say a book a day, keeps the doctor away! /happy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="^_^" border="0" alt="happy.gif" />
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Post by Violetta Major » Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:23 am

It all depends on how much school work I have, and how long the books I'm reading are. About 1 a month I'd say...I'd love to read more, and do when I can, but in University there's not too much free time for reading.

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Post by Ariel Kingston » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:24 pm

I don't have the time I once did so currently around 2-3 books a week. When I had more time to kill it was a book or two per day. Then also greatly varies in regards to what i read. I mean Faulker takes longer then Harry Potter naturally. What can I say I have a BA in English and I work in a Library books are my life.
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Post by Mia Vardales » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:37 pm

Sadly I don't have much free time, so I can't read more than a book evry two/three months, but there was a time I read two books per months. Those were really good times... /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />
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Post by Prof. Zoki Phantom » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:51 pm

Well, i think more than 10, of course without the school ones, but that's the last 2 year, because before that i din't quate wanted to read books so i was only reading the school ones, but the last two years i can say more than 10. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
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Post by Claire Stanley » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:44 pm

I read WAY too much!!
I read at least a book a week, usually more. Mostly Harry Potter though. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't read!
I've read each HP book at least 10 times, but 3, 5, 6 and 7 the most, because they are my favourites.
Like yesterday I read POA. /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />
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Post by Jinxy Jo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:43 pm

I read at least 3 times a month and when its the school breaks I read a couple of times a week /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
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Post by Prof. Opal Dragonfly » Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:16 pm

Even as a retired Literature prof, I read incessantly--often forgetting to eat (or to feed my husband, who growls about it, but is fairly tolerant)! /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> So, I imagine that I read a good 250 books a year, if not more. My tastes are eclectic: I read adolescent literature (currently, Wicked Lovely; non-fiction (currently, A Short History of the American Stomach); and adult fiction of all genres (just finished, The Canterbury Papers). The only genre I am not fond of is horror, although sometimes I read that too. It's good to find like-minded people here! /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" /> Prof. Opal

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Post by Megaera Selwyn » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:43 am

I read a little over 500 last year. I kid you not.

I wasn't real swift in math in high school, but I was so talented in English that I "graduated" from all classes pertaining to it when I was 12. Y'know those anal retentive English teachers who insist on perfect grammar at all times and talk so properly that you'd even grind your fingernails on a chalkboard if it meant you could hear some slang or "normal" speech? Well, I could probably out-speak and out-write most of them, easy. I just don't talk or write that way casually, 'cause then everybody'd think I was a Victorian. Plus, this way I get to see folks who ain't used to a Texas drawl flinch every time I open my mouth. At least I know what grammar rules I'm breakin' when I talk that way. ;)

I can speed read like nobody's business and still retain the information. So, I'll probably reach or exceed the same number this year.
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Post by Monia Sancti » Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:31 pm

Well, I'm trying to read at least two books a week, and I'm usually keeping up with that decision, so I'd have to say about a 100. Of course, some are shorter than others, but I still think that is a considerable amount of books.
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Post by Abigail Chalmers » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:42 am

I have no clue but I know it is alot. I read that the average teen reads six books a year. I saw on a commecial that the average teen reads 6 bix a year. I think I about cried when I saw that.
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Post by Kiri Galdor » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:47 am

I read on average about 2 books a week, or possibly one every 8 hours on a good run, at least I did until I joined HOL. Then I found classes and homework, so the reading went down to maybe 1 a week if I was lucky, especially when you factor in RL.
I re-read some books, especially if I feel they're worth another look, usually some months later.
Although I don't have a particular genre, I do seem to favour fantasy, horror or crime books.
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Post by Ri Hanssret » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:43 pm

I'm not sure. Plus, I read the "popular" series/books for girls and boys, in addition to those on my personal reading list. I'm always the one people come to for reading suggestions, and I help choose the books for the local library. So, I have no idea how many...

Plus, there can be tremendous length differences. For some reason, fantasy books tend to be longer than other genres. That is not a fact, but it always seems like that when I go to the libraries, or bookstores.
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Post by Keety Rhea » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:29 pm

Just an update on how much I read, I have read to this day (7-16-2008) is 121 books and that is counting from September of 2007. I am just a bookworm as I have been told.
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Post by Sylvia Laywn » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:41 pm

Oh goodness gracious!! :blink:

I thought I read a lot until I came on here...
I do have to admit lately I haven't been reading enough, I've only finshed a few books in the last couple of months... I'm trying to get back on track, though. I have some twenty or so books I want to finish as soon as possible.
Getting back on topic, though... averaging the whole year, I tend to read about two books a week, which makes... about 104 books a year. Not too bad...
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Post by Paul Daniels » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:14 pm

i read whenver i can and i average somewhere around one a week in school and generaly more during the summer.
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Post by Alva Saint-Clair » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:15 am

yeah, i read about 7-10 books every year... But that doesn't count comic books and non-fiction books. *G* And out of those books, 7 of them are Harry Potter. The other three are usually novels.
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Post by Daniel Zaz » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:34 pm

I usually read a lotin my opinion like 75 to 80 books.
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