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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 18-21, F Aug 3, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I love reading books. All types of books I would read. I wish there was an app that had free famous books. I have an app called wattpad it let you read free books but sometimes the...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am technically a bookworm and everyone have rarely seen me without a book by my side if I am able to have one. Just give me a book and I'll read it, as long it's in English, and...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I think I have mild dyslexia but I do enjoy reading. I haven't read a book for a very long time. I stopped reading when I was about 15. Something happened and I just couldn't read...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 30

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    I took a trip to a second hand store over the weekend and found some books: -The Gift of Fear -The Five Love Languages -The Four Agreements -The List: 7 Ways to Tell If He's Going...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My passion is for fiction law and crime books, especially J. D. Robb's Death Series. I also like John Sanford's characters Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. If you like humor...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm currently obsessed with the Mortal Instruments Series. I believe it's coming to a point where it is slowly eating up my sanity with every book. Guess I'll be in an insane...
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I love to read... I definitely prefer paper backs to the electronic alternatives, no matter the convenience. It makes me feel accomplished; seeing and feeling the weight...
    RebeccaJane00 RebeccaJane00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Does anyone know any good books ?!! Running out of them !
    annaupchurch annaupchurch 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 18

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    I love almost everything by Stephen King, the Harry Potter series, And Then There Were None, The 100 (also a TV show!!!), the Sherlock Holmes books, Dracula, Frankenstein... the...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Reading is my therapy, but reading is why I need therapy, you feel?
    valiantfreak valiantfreak 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I love reading I use reading as a escape and to relax when I want to just be myself and put myself into the story
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F Mar 28

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    A book is indeed dead until a reader brings it into life by reading it...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I am madly and crazy inlove with the divergent series. That was the best book Ive read so far. The moment I open the book, I didnt want to put it down! #FOURTRIS
    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm currently reading some Anne Rice. I'm on the third book of the Vampire Chronicles: The Queen of the Damned. :)
    sweetshadows15 sweetshadows15 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I see reading as an escape route; a small distraction from reality. I can go beyond the four walls of my room, without having to move.
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Open a book and fill your mind with knowledge. I can't stress this enough. Rather than spending hours on social networks or playing video games, take some time feed your mind. It's...
    WrongPage WrongPage 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Did anyone read Enders game or Enders shadow, can someone explain the ending? I'm so confused!!!!!! Note: if you could explain both that would be great!
    Awesome5790 Awesome5790 13-15, M Apr 13

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    From fairy tales to ancient classics our reading preferences keep evolving. What do you think will be the best criteria for rating a book.
    nautilusX nautilusX 22-25, M Apr 14

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    as nerdy as it is, reading lets me escape the real world for awhile and enter another one. a better one.
    grace375 grace375 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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