I Read Books Too Fast

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    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Aug 3, 2007

    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...
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

    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
    31-35, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    Reading Speed 56 Per Hour

    i read the big version of moby **** in three days at the age of eleven
    tylerc1199 tylerc1199
    Nov 6, 2010

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2014

    Even Stuff Like Shakespear...

    and then I never remember anything because i just read over everything..
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 21, 2007

    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
    May 22, 2013

    Redo Sorry

    i ment mobydick now maby it wont bleep it so u no im not talking gross
    tylerc1199 tylerc1199
    Nov 6, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    400 Pages

    In 4 hours, with complete comprehension. Now I feel very underwhelmed.
    anteye anteye
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2006

    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

    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

    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

    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
    May 13, 2014

    Oh Yes I Do.

    I read breaking dawn in one day.  
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2009

    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

    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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