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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 15, 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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    Related Experiences

    I don't read much but when I do I can't stop. I try not to read books that have to much hype as I end up hating them after I read them. My favorite series would have to be the...
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F Jul 28

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    At times at night when i read books I would think after this chapter i will go to sleep then i would say to myself again after this chapter i would repeat it again and again until...
    worthynot worthynot 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I met my wife through a Christian dating service called "Equally Yoked." I wanted to meet someone who had the same beliefs and values as I did. She and I hit it off from the first...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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    The best books I'd read as Aaron young man, I couldn't really fully understand until I was much older. I think really great books require you to get some life under your belt...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah! That is probably my favourite book ever! It is so inspirational, moving and enlightening :) It is the whole package: love, loss, friendship, tragedy...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F 38 mins ago

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    those are some of the books i have left.. i used to read tons of books but i stopped because it took me a lot of time to finish a book and because some times while i was reading...
    QueenPerez QueenPerez 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I haven't read any of the Grey's books, and I certainly don't plan to do so. If those are your favorite books, I need to see a resume of actual decent books you've read to respect...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I love books I love them too much Even tho my boyfriend doesn't It doesn't bother me And my reading doesn't bother him either
    mindwithawhy mindwithawhy 41-45 3 Responses Jul 21

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    This really started out as a problem caused by my mother, as she never seemed to be able to recognise when a book was a sequel of another book. I have been given a lot of books...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F Jul 22

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    If anyone's interested in a new author J.D. Nixon books are so good She only has 9 books out so far but they are so addictive that i recommend the books highly
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Skulduggery Pleasant .... no comment. Huge bookstore, everythings on sale. All kinds of books. Heaven is here!
    Mayalynde Mayalynde 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I love reading Debbie Macomber stories, I get completely lost in her series books.
    Tvaddict67 Tvaddict67 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    Just finished the latest CHERUB series from Robert Muchamore. Quick easy reads but very entertaining too!
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I adore reading. I finally have broken down and started to read 50 shades of gray. I woke up this morning with my clothes on my glass of wine still next to me, book in my hand and...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate reading . I didnt read at school to read at home
    gimmili gimmili 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have just discovered a series of books about nineteenth century crime in Scotland. I am interested in history and this series is based on court cases and newspaper reports, with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    http://www.wattpad.com/25854417-rouge-chapter-one It is a marvelous book to read and i am reading it right now. Gladly a girl was mentioning this site at a Q section. I really...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My insatiable curious flows! My teacher always has to tell me to put the book away. My favorite kind of books are fantasy, and non fiction! Mercedes Lackey Joust and Overlasting...
    TwiSparkorm TwiSparkorm 13-15, M 22 hrs ago

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    One book I suggest for people my age is: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" If you are older, please read: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Both are inspiring reads...
    ElizabethRivers33 ElizabethRivers33 13-15, F Jul 20

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    They take you into a whole new world. I havent read in a long time. But if i had a good suggested read i might give it a try.
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Should I read the new book War Crimes, or should I re-read, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King?
    iSimplyAtheist iSimplyAtheist 18-21, M Jul 25

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    I'm in the car - off to see family. I'm reading a book 😃 its perfect! It has a perfect love story.. I dont want to read further.. Cuz I know It will break my heart and make my...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I have just read "The Reader". It was very interesting, but end of the book was unhappy. What do you think about?
    MrBen2013 MrBen2013 31-35, M Jul 29

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    I love reading and relating my present situation to different works of literature. I'm sure lots of people here read "The Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger. Did someone who is...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I finally made myself read the Lord of the Rings series...what a great read!! I especially love The third book when Aragorn is going back n forth with the Herbalist in the Houses...