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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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#41 Narps

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:47 PM

Just can't do it. Right after my hand surgery in March out of sheer boredom I read about 5 books. I was so proud of myself and thought I was now doing what the "typical" educated individuals do. Since I have started focusing on my fitness and this freak'in forum, I doubt I will read anything any time soon....... :|

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:38 AM

View PostNarpet, on 24 November 2013 - 09:47 PM, said:

Just can't do it. Right after my hand surgery in March out of sheer boredom I read about 5 books. I was so proud of myself and thought I was now doing what the "typical" educated individuals do. Since I have started focusing on my fitness and this freak'in forum, I doubt I will read anything any time soon....... :|

It's why i left for a while.  I said to myself I wouldn't come back until well after 100 books.

Fitness has gone downhill for sure.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 06:26 PM

I used to read a lot more before the invention of the internet.   I guess I read about two books a month now.  Before the internet, it was about two a week - sometimes more, sometimes less.

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

115th book

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

been about 50 books a year

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:53 PM

I go through spurts of reading a lot, but on average I would say a couple of books a month.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

I read about 5-10 books. Mostly during the Summer Months.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

When I read as much as I really want I feel very lazy. I read about one book a fortnight plus my Big Boring Bedtime books which are there specifically to put me to sleep. Nonfiction, history, biography, travel, suchlike. Regular books are 75% science fiction, 30% mysteries and 5% other, like Rush books.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 05:37 AM

It has been as many as 40-50 books a year for me, but I'm definitely not there right now. Maybe 10-15.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 08:22 AM

View PostIwillchooseFreeWill, on 16 May 2017 - 09:14 PM, said:

When I read as much as I really want I feel very lazy. I read about one book a fortnight plus my Big Boring Bedtime books which are there specifically to put me to sleep. Nonfiction, history, biography, travel, suchlike. Regular books are 75% science fiction, 30% mysteries and 5% other, like Rush books.
Glad to see that you give it 110% !! :)

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 03:58 AM

So I can't add. Never claimed to be a math whiz

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 12 June 2017 - 08:22 AM, said:

View PostIwillchooseFreeWill, on 16 May 2017 - 09:14 PM, said:

When I read as much as I really want I feel very lazy. I read about one book a fortnight plus my Big Boring Bedtime books which are there specifically to put me to sleep. Nonfiction, history, biography, travel, suchlike. Regular books are 75% science fiction, 30% mysteries and 5% other, like Rush books.
Glad to see that you give it 110% !! :)

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:02 PM

I was doing about 50/year, but then I got a smartphone and now I don't read at all.  Stare at my phone all the time.  Sad, ain't it?

I'm meaning to start reading again.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

View PostGeddyRulz, on 04 July 2017 - 05:02 PM, said:

I was doing about 50/year, but then I got a smartphone and now I don't read at all.  Stare at my phone all the time.  Sad, ain't it?

I'm meaning to start reading again.
You've read enough.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:37 PM

View PostChicken hawk, on 27 March 2013 - 01:42 AM, said:

Before computers ,  Yes im that old,  i use to read ALOT ! Books !   haha   I would take out a book from the library every 2 weeks. Now i read less than 5 a year. Thats sad. :zzz:
That's my story too.   I have boxes of books here that I've read, most of them more than once.  When money was scarce, I would read books again and again, or make a trip to the library and carry a stack home.

Now, thanks to the computer :eyeroll: , I read maybe five books a year.  I used to read a book every two or three days.  Now I read a few pages of a book every two or three days.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:55 AM

It's a sad boat we're in, myself and the other posters who said they used to read a lot, but after computers/smartphones, hardly at all.

This must be a common problem.  A co-worker and I were discussing books this week, and he said the same.  From 50 books per year to none.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:03 PM

View PostGeddyRulz, on 08 July 2017 - 12:55 AM, said:

It's a sad boat we're in, myself and the other posters who said they used to read a lot, but after computers/smartphones, hardly at all.

This must be a common problem.  A co-worker and I were discussing books this week, and he said the same.  From 50 books per year to none.

I think it's very sad.

The computer quit last week and I was forced to read my book.  I enjoyed it and found it more relaxing than being on the internet.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

Personally I struggle with reading(long story)so I won't vote in this poll. That said I do try to read it just seems that I get distracted easily and have trouble finishing books.

Anyway, I'm wondering how many books Neil Peart reads a year. My guess would be at least 150 books a year but maybe more like over 200.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

I used to read a lot more, too.  Binge-watching netflix shows doesn't help...

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:14 AM

I guess I should qualify that most of my "books" are in digital format downloaded from the big online store that begins with an A.  I have visual problems and hand issues, so reading on my iPad is much easier. I can change the font to whatever I want. Really annoys me that you can't do that with paper books and I have lots of those sitting around. Also when the content isn't available in Oz because of copyright conspiracies among publishers. I try to remember to keep Goodreads up to date but sometimes I forget





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