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How fast can you read a book?

Discussion in 'Young Adults' started by LadyOfMystery, Jun 8, 2012.

How fast can you read a whole book?

  1. 1 hr to 1 day - short/med length

  2. 2 days to 1 week - short/med length

  3. 2 weeks to 1 month - short/med length

  4. 1 hr to 1 day - long length

  5. 2 days to 1 week - long length

  6. 2 weeks to 1 month - long length

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  1. LadyOfMystery

    LadyOfMystery Heart of Gold Supporter

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    So.. how fast can you read one? Does it depend on length?

    If its longer/shorter than the times specified for short/med/long lengths please share how long/short you can read them in. :)

    Also note theres options for long and short/med lengths of books.
     
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  2. Puptart

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    Pretty fast, but the thing is I have a latent ability to scan pages of books and pick out the pertinent information. I can get the "gist" of a story without reading every word.. I generally am not captivated by fiction books so whenever I'm reading one, this is typically what I do. The only time I will read every word of a book is when it is non-fiction. Otherwise, I prefer movies :p

    I'd say I can finish a medium length novel in a half-day and be very solid on the story and characters, despite not having read every word. I haven't read many long novels so I really don't know in that regard.

    Non-fiction? It'll take me several days to get through a book because I'll be interested in retaining the information.
     
  3. Mrs. Luther073082

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    I can read them really quickly. If it is a good book, I can't put it down. Unfortunately, I don't get to read these days due to being so busy. I have days off (like today), but if I were to start reading something that's all I would get done :sorry:
     
  4. SparkyMaddie

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    I took the Evelyn Wood reading program senior year :) It helped. I mastered quick reading although some readers with adha cannot comprehend. Worked for me.
     
  5. twnsrkr

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    Depends on the length of the book, but I can read a 300-400 page book in a day. Just depends on how aggressively I read it.
     
  6. Tink

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    I read all four Twilight books in four days, so I consider that a long novel in one day. There you have it. :D
     
  7. kittysbecute

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    I can read them fast. So I voted 1 hour to 2 day for both. But I don't normally choose to read them that quickly.
     
  8. drjean

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    I read 650 words per minute IF I have the book in hand. I need to slow to about 500 wpm for good comprehension. "Electronic" reading is even slower with comprehension worse.
     
  9. MissLogicalThinker

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    An hour to a day for both. :)
     
  10. Radagast

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    I take my hat off to anyone who can read a long book like The Lord of the Rings in a day.
     
  11. LadyOfMystery

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    Me too! Im still on the 1st book... :p

    Wow you guys can read really fast. I usually read a short/med book to around a week and a long book around 2-3 weeks.
     
  12. crishmael

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    An hour to a day for both, though I usually don't do that because I've come to value close reading. Though it is helpful for class readings. :)
     
  13. LadyOfMystery

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    Thats fast! I dont know how y'all do it. lol
     
  14. RN4CHRIST

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    I read the Hunger Games Trilogy in one weekend. The Lord of the Ring Trilogy took me a week, but that is because I followed the footnotes and the appendices for each section.
     
  15. Wren

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    It depends on the type of book. I read Sookie Stackhouse books in one day (and about the same length of time for each Twilight book), but The Help took me about a week because it's not fluff. I can't read a book non-stop anymore. I like to take breaks and go for a walk, clean, or go online. Plus, I'll constantly stop what I'm reading and think about it...which is partly why the more serious books take longer for me. I don't like to read quickly, unless I'm reading something that I don't enjoy and have to read it for some reason. I read books to take them in and enjoy them, not to read for the sake of reading.
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
  16. Nienna_Lady_of_Tears

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    I have read all the way from The Hobbit to the end of The Lord of the Rings in 9 hours.

    I also read Harry Potter books 4 and 5 in 12 hours.
     
  17. crishmael

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    It's a spiritual gift like sarcasm and pranking. :p
     
  18. LadyOfMystery

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    Haha Okay, makes sense! :p
     
  19. Amber.ly

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    I think that Hunger Games took me 2 hours. A HP book is probably 3 hours.
     
  20. PizzaParty

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    I like to read entire books in a day as I do not like the story in my head to be interrupted. If I dislike the writing style then the book will take me longer as I will only read a few pages a day when pretending to ignore people.
     
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