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I Read Books Too Fast

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    I Read Way 2 Fast 4 My Age

    i can read books in like an hour and im 13..maybe i just feel smartr than kids my age because the kids at my skool r stupid....but i read Wuthering Heights in a day.....
    iluvnerds12 iluvnerds12 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    Only By Comparison

    My friends are all somewhat fast readers. But for me, I'm like, extra quick. When I can just read for as long as I want when I want, it only takes me two hours to read a three hundred page book. Especially if I really like the book. For my friends, a book like that could take...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F Apr 13, 2011

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    400 Pages

    In 4 hours, with complete comprehension. Now I feel very underwhelmed.
    anteye anteye 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2006

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    I Always ...

    I always read very fast ... No book no matter how big it was (I usually read books that are up to 600 pages) took me more than a day or two to finish it. I am used to reading fast and as I have photographic memory I can still remember what the book was talking about and be able...
    ellismira ellismira 26-30, F Jun 24, 2013

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    I Hate It

    It's quite annoying, I'm always sad when I finish a book that I've enjoyed reading so much. I read The Da Vinci Code in three days, I was hooked on it and just couldn't put it down. I find it hard to find books that interest me, some books I read the first few pages and give up...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Everyday A New Book..

    I get through a 300 page book in about one to one and a half hours, I don't realise that i'm reading so fast until I finish and look at the time. It's annoying because i'm only 15 years old and have to order books off amazon everyday out of my parents money. It's good to be good...
    JadeKayaSummer JadeKayaSummer 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    I read so fast, but sometimes I tend to speed

    read out loud. Apparently I sound like I'm casting some foreign spell, or so my friend says. XD I can read books usually in one day, I just get so involved and putting down the book, really isn't an option.
    HawaiianPunchz HawaiianPunchz 16-17, F Jun 7, 2014

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    There Are Times........

    Will Grayson Will Grayson and MirrorMask took a day... Knots and Crosses took weeks... The Perks of Being a Wallflower took an evening and a morning... Some Mitch Albom book took an afternoon... So i think it depends on how enjoyable and/or how you're into what you're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2013

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    They Don't Last Long

    Remember when you were in school and were required to read a book from a list.  You would go and find the book with the least amount of pages so that you could get through it faster. Now when I go to get a book to read.  I look for the books with the most pages so that...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Never Forget

    I can read a book that's 300+ pages in a few hours to a day. After reading and when I think about what all happened again I always forget the main characters name oddly. I never forget the story though or little events that happened in them. The names are what get me and...
    Arcadiana Arcadiana 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Redo Sorry

    i ment mobydick now maby it wont bleep it so u no im not talking gross
    tylerc1199 tylerc1199 13-15 Nov 6, 2010

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    Oh Yes I Do.

    I read breaking dawn in one day.  
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Its Always a Struggle to Know What to Read - and Its Just Happened Again

    I go through books at a rate of knots. And the downside is that I am always spending a fortune in book shops. Libraries dont work cause they tend to have crap books for a start and I never return the books on time. So now I buy. I tend to latch onto an author and then read...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F Apr 11, 2008

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    Even Stuff Like Shakespear...

    and then I never remember anything because i just read over everything..
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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    Reread It

    It honestly took me under 10 hours to read the last Harry Potter book, I was so fast I had to reread it slower because I'd missed out some of the details. When I read The Da Vinci Code, it took me about a day, again, I missed some things and had to reread it. It's very annoying...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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    Harry Potta

    i can read those books like in a Day and half and take a proficient taste and pass it remembering all he information
    Laputatotorokikimononke Laputatotorokikimononke 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2010

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    Speed Reading

    Is there anyone who has measured his reading speed ? I know that normal people read about 300 words per minute but there are higher speeds I don't consider myself a speed reader but I'd like to be ,
    bluenebula bluenebula 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    I read 900-1,000 page books in one day.

    I have exhausted all of my interests from my local library and I am desperate for new reading material! I read fiction mostly, anyone have some good series or suggestions??? :(
    Skirl Skirl 16-17 May 13, 2014

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    It Can Be Handy Though.

    I have a tradition each year that I read my favourite series that is made up of 7 books, so I guess it's a good that I read fast but then I get sad when I get to the end of it. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Aug 3, 2007

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    Expensive Habit

    I love reading, but I tend to read books too quickly. If a book is around 200 pages or less , I will likely finish it in one sitting. There are a lot of good books in that range. Now a 800+ page book, that I can look forward to because I know it will take me a few days to read. I...
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 5, 2007

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    Reading Speed 56 Per Hour

    i read the big version of moby **** in three days at the age of eleven
    tylerc1199 tylerc1199 13-15 Nov 6, 2010

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    Can't Help It

       I tend to speed read through a book.  So unless it is poorly written or so complicated that I have to read it more slowly, I usually read about 80-100 pages in an hour.  Of course size of print, quality of print, and kind of subject matter can change that.  It is pretty...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 29, 2012

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    Speed Read

    I read so fast half of the time I forget what happened on the previous page. I only remember key information of the story. Then I spend too much money on books.
    Maybealycan Maybealycan 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2012

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    The End

    Whelp, I've done it again! Tortured myself by eagerly devouring a book, that I promised to read slowly and savor the simmering plot to reach its climatic "Happily Ever After". Devour, devour, turn the page... devour, devour, turn the page. Even with numerous...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    Always!!

    I always read good books way too fast! I just get too caught up in the story, fly through the book. And then at the end I realise that I'm not ready to let go of the characters or leave my new fictional world yet! Finishing good books always sucks, anyway!!
    KatieL92 KatieL92 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I love reading books, any genre, except horror. Non-fiction is fine, but i'm more into fiction. Historical books are also not that bad, but i like "future-fiction" more. Adventure...
    melissa46 melissa46 13-15, F Jan 7

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    my mind can't understand when people say they don't like to read, to think they'll never know the heart ache of feeling fewer and fewer pages till the back of the book, never look...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    It helps me forget about the pains of life, mainly about revising and studying. But I love reading books! Gone girl is my favourite ^.^
    kinko888 kinko888 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I like reading books because it makes me forget about reality.
    littlelup littlelup 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    I can't help it, but I do talk way too fast when I'm excited. It doesn't help that I can get overly excited about absolutely nothing spectacular.
    DrBluud DrBluud 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I have been finishing off a few books that i downloaded but couldn't read cause i never had the time because of school. I like to read almost anything from romances similar to...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    As a devout reader of all kinds of literature I'm definitely guilty of losing track of what time or even what day it is. To think of all those years of fiddling with my stupid...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    books lately have been my escape.. never ever did i think i would fall in love with reading as much as i have!!! im a strange one and love reading cliche love stories but also...
    unknownana unknownana 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    I've had quite a sheltered life and grew up reading fiction books for pleasure. I still do, and many non-fiction too, to do with my professional and personal and spiritual...
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 18

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    Books are my life. They distract me from reality and sometimes I feel like I actually know the characters lol I love reading and I love to find people who do as well!
    namedashley namedashley 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Any books to recommend? I think im gunna start reading ..
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 5

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    The alex cross series by james patterson. amazing. also been reading game of thrones. i have to say after watching the tv show first the books are that much more interesting i...
    asoldiersgirl2012 asoldiersgirl2012 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Blast from my past: Who remembers the 'choose your own adventure' books.? If so Did you used to cheat for example choosing a page to go to and ending up being killed but then...
    blackinc blackinc 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always have this thing where, before reading a book, I'm extremely reluctant and always put it off. But then when I finally get to reading I'm instantly hooked. I don't know why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I like reading. Mostly I read chick lit. I got a load of Christmas novels in Asda. I'm like halfway through. I just finished one today. I read in the morning when I wake up and...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm reading another novel by Nora Roberts. It's actually in the same book as the last one which is strange. It's called Song of the West. It's a different setting to the last novel...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I finished the two novels by Nora Roberts. I want to read more. She wrote a lot. Now I'm reading a novel by Julia Williams. It starts slow but it's getting more interesting. It's...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    What reading has done for me is gave me a metaphorical prospective on life in general. I have learned some new words simply by reading.
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My sister gave me a book she had read. It's called Paper Towns by John Green. Rachel, my sister, said its funny. I already read nearly 100 pages in two days. And it is funny!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Just finished "Eon" written by Alison Goodman. This is an absolute masterpiece. I cannot get over it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this novel if you haven't already read it. This is my new...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I just finished the book "Growing up Duggar" by Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Guggar. You should read it. I have learned a lot about relationships.
    abbyboo1234 abbyboo1234 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I hate it when I have to wait for a year or so to read something because it hasn't been translated yet.
    BirgitYeshh BirgitYeshh 13-15, F Jan 3

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