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Poll: How many books do you read a year? (41 member(s) have cast votes)

How many books do you read a year?

  1. less than 5 (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  2. 5 - 10 (5 votes [12.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.20%

  3. 11 - 20 (9 votes [21.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.95%

  4. 21 - 30 (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  5. 31 - 40 (3 votes [7.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.32%

  6. 41 - 50 (6 votes [14.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

  7. 51 - 60 (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

  8. 61 - 70 (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  9. 71 - 80 (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  10. 81 - 90 (1 votes [2.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.44%

  11. 91 - 100 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. 100 + (4 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

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#21 sdhonda

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 02 April 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 27 March 2013 - 03:02 AM, said:

I probably average a book a week or so. I always have several going at a time. A couple in my car to read at the park, at the bedside, and in the living room. I love to escape into the pages of a good book.


Several years ago I made it a point to read a book per week, but I inevitably buy more than I have the time to read, resulting in a yearly backlog of 20-25 books. At this rate I'll die with shelves full of unread books.

Yup, same here. Although I have made alot of progress over the last year.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

I went conservatively with 51 to 60. I am an English teacher and read about one a week...sometimes every two weeks. I am usually reading essays during the school year. Over the summer I have been known to put one down in a couple of days.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 07:52 AM

Up until a couple of years ago it was in the 40-50 per year range for me, but I've slacked off from that pace since I bought a guitar.  I also went back to reading the newspaper every day, after being away from it for a few years. Reading everything I want to read in my paper every day usually takes about an hour, which cuts significantly into the rest of my 'free' time on a daily basis.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:56 AM

Reading is for idiots.

Edited by OGr8imL84AD8inF8sBlackSedan, 22 April 2013 - 04:56 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

pretty disappointed in myself...11th grade is almost over and I've only read about 25 or 26 books

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:12 AM

View Postbathory, on 06 May 2013 - 02:11 PM, said:

pretty disappointed in myself...11th grade is almost over and I've only read about 25 or 26 books

On my 52nd and 53rd book.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

I’m starting to read again, after two years of reading almost nothing.  I’m on pace to read about 15 books this year; nowhere near my old days of reading 50 per year, but at least it’s something.  For those two years of not reading, I blame my iPod Touch (which can connect me to the Internet wherever I can get a WiFi signal), television, and quitting smoking (I used to go outside for a smoke or three, and bring a book).

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

I used to read a lot before I got involved in this dastardly internet.  Probably around forty books a year.  When they started going up and up in price, I'd go to the library and check out ten at a time.  Nowadays, I probably read about half that amount.   Nothing like a good book though.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:59 AM

View PostOGr8imL84AD8inF8sBlackSedan, on 22 April 2013 - 04:56 AM, said:

Reading is for idiots.
Oh, I thought it was the other way around... :16ton:
I am up to about 60+ a year, some I listen to on audio now so I can do other stuff. I got burned out years ago when I was in college but once I started reading for pleasure again, I remembered what I was missing.  Can't imagine NOT reading :finbar:

Edited by Rhyta, 18 May 2013 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

57th book

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

111th book

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'm up to 35 since July 28th.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:53 PM

My reading habits are sporadic, though things have improved since the e-reader was invented. I have a hard time actually finishing books unless I'm truly riveted.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:26 PM

I just finished my 80th for the year, met my goal and still have a month left!!  I'm going to read Contents Under Pressure as my next Rush book :dweez:

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

View PostRhyta, on 22 November 2013 - 09:26 PM, said:

I just finished my 80th for the year, met my goal and still have a month left!!  I'm going to read Contents Under Pressure as my next Rush book :dweez:

I read that earlier this year.  It's okay, nice photos but nothing really new a Rush fan doesn't already know.

I met Martin Popoff a few times.  He shows up at Rushcon every couple years and we ran into him at a Maiden show few years ago!

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 11:06 AM

113th book done

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:08 PM

2-3 a week, and the same for the wife.  The library system here allows you to reserve books online, and have it waiting at your local branch.  Same for CD's & DVD's, which is why I don't watch movies in theaters much (effing rip-off, theaters.)  If it's something new or hot, they put you in a queue, and you wait your turn.  I've been in queues for three weeks waiting on new things or best sellers, but it works!

:D  the branch just called us, and Karen has 3 items from her wait list in! Gotta grab her card and make the trip, drop off my due things and look for more titles, get that later this afternoon.

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:38 PM

I use Goodreads to track the books I read.  So far this year I'm at about 43 or so books, and should get through another 2-4 before the end of the year.  (The number varies with the type of book.  Quick fiction reads can take a couple days, while thick, data-heavy non-fiction might take me a few weeks.)

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

Most of my reading is profession related.  Lots of academic stuff.  I read maybe 10-20 other books a year, these days,  I don't read any junk novels.  They don't interest me much.    The last book I read was a manuscript for a writer.  I liked it more than the others that read it with me (I'm in a book club).  Next on the list is "Prayer for Owen Meany", which I've read before.  I re-read books quite frequently.





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