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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I simply cannot get into reading books electronically. I like the experience of holding a book in my hands, enjoy the tactile sensation of my fingers flipping pages. The reading...
    LJformarriedwomen LJformarriedwomen 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Iam a 19 year old girl and love reading books.
    meerakhan45 meerakhan45 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    Currently reading six books at the one time. 1. Skullduggery Pleasant book 7. 2. Rereading Fifty Shades of Grey 3. Death Comes to Pemberley 4. The Mortal Instruments book 4...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My television hasn't been on all winter and I am in no way disappointed! Books are my way of escaping from the day to day drama, struggles, so-called reality...My niece just turned...
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I can read anything u put in front of me. I just love getting lost in books.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    i want more books need new books
    ea91702 ea91702 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    I have no money and as of now, no transportation.. I don't even know what to do without any new books to read, except maybe reread something.. 😕
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Went to a huge book sale yesterday! Bought about 15 books for only $13.50. That's what I would have spent on one paper back book at the book store. And over half of them are hard...
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    The complete guide to Beekeeping.... Don't ask! I really have no idea why im reading it, It was on the shelf & I wondered why we had a book entitled "the Complete guide to...
    Xalinder Xalinder 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm currently devouring "All You Could Ask For: A Novel." by Mike Greenberg. What a story line.. I got sucked into it late last night, on not being able to find anything else to...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Reading makes me feel so happy, so good, so refreshing that I never ever care about the number of pages. So what's the longest novel you have ever read?
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm lost to the world when I read. There is no other medium that is quite so immersive. I love film and theatre but they are not the same. When I read, the authors imagination and...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M Feb 11

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    I had read Jackie after O by Tina Cassidy.This book is quite interesting. I had read it in one and half days. 
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    It keeps me up late at night, like last night I stayed up until 1 am and I had to wake up at 6 am coz I d to go to work at 7am, while I was at work I kept on wishing time to tempus...
    dearsister dearsister 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    "Wurthering Heights" By Emily Bronte (1818-1848) The book I'm reading
    Phyllispurple Phyllispurple 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    When you're sad, mad, rejected and wrecked, take some time to read and be enlightened! Such a long day! Had a great day. Thanks for this day!
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Currently reading American Sniper. I feel proud and slightly terrified at the same time.
    Vengeancex Vengeancex 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Im reading this book called The Fault in our stars its so good!
    ary09 ary09 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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