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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For me, this group is a little variant. Sometimes I love reading books and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the book. I've stuck to one series for a long time so far and...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F a week ago

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    Barbara Kingsolver I read her book, The Bean Trees, and loved it. I read the sequel and loved that too. So I ended up looking into more of her stories. There were details here...
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    Everyone should read these books before their 30th birthday. 1.Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to...
    Cheshirea Cheshirea 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just finished reading this book! It was AMAZING!!!! 📚📖 I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in reading Crime/Mystery books. 🔪🔫 The author makes...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    What else is an unwanted child living all alone in her own flat to do? Time passed way too slowly for me in those years. My days seemed too long and at nights I could hardly sleep...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Just finished a book. Started reading it last weekend but only really properly read it this evening. And I couldn't put it down. Hours later, I'm sad that the book has now finished...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    When I was freshly 16 years old, I went out drinking with a 22 year old man who proceeded to get me belligerent and take my virginity. It took me up to six months to come to...
    DeliriousAquarius DeliriousAquarius 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Has anyone here read Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series? Or the Stormlight Archive? Fanstastic books, all a part of his 35-37 book series in the 'Cosmere' universe. He's an...
    Abyd0s Abyd0s 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Books have this amazing power to throw us into another world. For months after reading them, I'd still be lost in the England of Jane Austen, the America of Mark Twain and the...
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F a week ago

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    BOOKS ARE LIFEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
    Queennnnnnn Queennnnnnn 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    "No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.” ~C.S. Lewis How true. I...
    josephwrites josephwrites 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I just bought Les Misérables from Barns & Nobles today because it was on sale. I haven't seen the move yet and I thought that it would be beset to read the book first. If anyone...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    The love of books is among the greatest gifts of the gods. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    metrorush metrorush 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I recommend a book called"This Song Will Save You Life" it hits deep on my heart. It showed me how i once was thinking, how people now think, what people think when i do things. It...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Just finished reading The Fault in our Stars. Omg soooo sad but such a good read. Horrible timing to have read it when I did but oh so worth it
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Well right now I am reading 'The diary of a young girl Anne Frank'.I love this book.This book touched my heart.Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during the...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I am currently reading the "A House of Night" series. I'm reading "Marked" by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.
    SociallyBitter SociallyBitter 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Just finished rereading Ender's Game... Probably 4th or 5th time. It is still an awesome read. But still nothing like the first time. I will not ruin it here. Just read it. It is...
    rexifelis rexifelis 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    If you love reading non-fiction, MY LIFE (From Tragedy to Destiny) this book is about Twana Lawler and all of the hurt in her life. At least one person will relate to one of my...
    TDL4861 TDL4861 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    Anybody have any good book suggestions? I'm looking for my next read!
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I've been reading a book that has no author but it's really good but weird at the same time it's called "the blue planet project" it really makes you question things
    bloodofcour bloodofcour 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I'm going to be reading "Civil Disobedience and Other Essays" by Henry David Thoreau. :3
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    Reading My Sister's Keeper .. Now.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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