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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 11, 2008

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Before reading books, i hated it, Because i think it's dull and waste of time. But after my ex gf got me into this one book ''The fault in our stars'', after reading it, i realise...
    jasonyueno jasonyueno 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    What do you do when you are forced to grow up too fast, then when you get old enough as to where your supposed to act mature, your looked at wrong for it. I'm 17 years old and...
    LeeJanaG LeeJanaG 70+, F Mar 30

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    I feel like it expands your mind. Makes you develop a more complex imagination than the average person. I 110% believe that it makes you smarter as well. I've been buying book...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's extremely rare for me not to have something to read. One of my few friends from middle school was the school librarian. I've been told that I have no life, that my antisocial...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I LOVE TO READ!!!! But I only read at home because people will think I'm like an awkward, anti-social person. So sad but true, it's happened to me before. I love to read mysteries...
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Specially Inspirational, Horror, Romantic and suspense..most of all i love inspirational and romatic books...any suggestions???
    starryangel starryangel 22-25 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I love to read ALOT ALOT ALOT ALOT I read like 24/7 it's great!!!!
    peetalover062 peetalover062 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    A lot of people wouldn't expect that from me, or think I'm weird cause I read for fun. Like I'm sorry? Lol I either spend all my money on movies or books. I do read the more...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I currently have probably read more than 1 maybe 2 thousand books in my life. I absolutely love reading in my free time when I'm not playing video games, watching youtube or...
    haneko haneko 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I've read lots of books, I read the 'DIVERGENT' trilogy in five days, and last spring break (two weeks long for me) I read a grand total of FIFTEEN books, back to back to back!
    WarHammer40000 WarHammer40000 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    EVERYONE....hey you, yeah you and you....EVERYONE needs to check out this site goodreads.com It is f@cking amazing you can rate books you've read, search endlessly by author, isbn...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I will read all day and all night if the book is really good I'll even miss eating cause in reading. I love reading sagas the more books it has the better it is.
    Greenman900 Greenman900 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I love books so much because reading is like living another life. I can get so sucked into them and they make me feel like I'm in it. Like some say, a reader lives a thousand lives...
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Any other adults into "YA" (hate that) and have any good suggestions. I love THG and liked Divergent. Read the Matched trilogy, thought it wasn't too great. Just finished the...
    dreamoftomorrow dreamoftomorrow 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I was forced to grow up before I was ready... After my mom got a divorce from her abusive husband of 7-8 years, we moved into a very small apartment. Me, my mother, and my younger...
    Siqo423 Siqo423 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    does anyone know any good lgbt-related books? :)
    unicornsarerad unicornsarerad 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I just want to jump into books and experience them live becuase movies don't do them justice
    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Currently reading The Lucifer Effect. It's about the Stanford Prison Experiment. It intrigues me how good people can turn evil in such a short space of time.
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    For me, reading is sometimes more awesome than social life lol
    Mary0710 Mary0710 13-15, F Apr 11

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    just read the latest chronicles of nick gautier book can't wait for the next
    bloodincubus bloodincubus 16-17, M Apr 15

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    I just wanna read all day and forget the world
    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I like to read because sometimes I drift off into a other world that's better than this one we live in
    Jennylikechoclate123 Jennylikechoclate123 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So lately Ive been reading a lot! And I feel like a nerd..but also i love being able to just get away from the world
    ashleyboo33 ashleyboo33 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    A good book and music are my daily escape. No one to talk to so I bury my nose deep in a book with my earbuds in. People treat reading like it's such a terrible thing. What the...
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Doesn't everyone just wish that, somehow, you could just go and live in a fictional world? I mean, of course, there would be some exceptions (*Whispers* The Hunger Games), but...
    themangoqueen themangoqueen 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE My life is like a countryside road one minute and a motorway the next! Sometimes going so so slow, bends and twists all the way! Then comes the irish potholes...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Mentally mainly, but I had to grow up fast. It's not the fact that I've gone through bad things throughout life. But I think ahead touch, way to much. I enjoy speaking with old...
    kodatimes kodatimes 13-15, M Apr 4

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    The four agreements - Don miguel ruiz's code for life Agreement 1 Be impeccable with your word - Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak...
    saktilv saktilv 41-45, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The Roman philosopher Seneca wrote, "Otium sine litteris mors est" -- Leisure without literature is death!
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 8 hrs ago

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    Just getting into this months group book, the invention of wings. I have little experience if the world inhabited by handful and Sarah... Yet I feel myself slowly relocating. A...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    People often assume I'm a bookworm type of person, but I can't even bring myself to get five pages into anything. I get so caught up in the words and the writing style that I don't...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Mar 31

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    Even though I often don't make enough time to do so.
    VioletThorns VioletThorns 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I don't get how people just want to find love. Some people are like 12 and want to find their soulmate. It's really sad to be honest... Lol idk just though I would share my opinion...
    margaret707 margaret707 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    We live in a generation where it's okay for young children and early adolescents to to dress and act like adults. Sad, but true. They're not taken though the steps of growing up...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 23