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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 like reading books better than watching movies because when i read, i can use my imagination to create the "perfect" movie in my head. My favorites are fantasy novels, HP, percy...
    vernikung vernikung 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I think books are more realistic than movies! They have more feelings, emotions, you can picture them in your head as you read along - you have a way better imagination than movies...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Currently reading Eleanor & Park, so far so good. I love reading, it really takes you someplace else, a better place. If anyone has any books to recommend similar to Eleanor & Park...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    Currently at the library!! I am very happy and content ( well same definition I guess:P) being here. It's been way too long since my last real visit here. Catching up on some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Aug 27

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    Sarah weeks,rick riordan,Lynda Mullaly hunt,and mark batterson are all great but are like kid pre teen books well not mark batterson he writes books for adults and teens like late...
    kenzie111Hall kenzie111Hall 26-30, F Sep 10

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    I'm looking into reading some new things. Does anyone have any books they could recommend to me?
    CeBeY1 CeBeY1 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I have 28 books to read during school :) on top of studying for tests and doing homework haha :)
    stephanies97 stephanies97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I used to say I HATED romance. But I guess I just didn't enjoy stories with Heterosexual Love Stories so much. I'm more into Yaoi. Call it double standards, its just in my opinion...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 6

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    I love books expecally at night In the rain
    LSCouple LSCouple 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Hi...do you guys feel frustrated when the book that you have been reading was thoroughly entertaining and fun, is finished and you can't find similar kind of book to read next?
    brokenwings85 brokenwings85 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm French, I'm a girl and I'm 14 and a half. Here, for teenagers, reading is stupid, boring and all of these stupid things they say. They even say that Shakespeare, Moliere or...
    sempiternalHell sempiternalHell 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    All kinds. Stephen King. RL Stine. HG Wells. Lois Lowry. Agatha Christie. Reading is fun! :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm almost done with the book 13 Reasons Why and let me just tell you how much I love it. A girl who commits suicide sends taps to the people who caused her to become depressed and...
    catsecrets catsecrets 13-15, F Aug 30

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    i am reading Thrones of glass... still in chapter 8...and its interesting... any feedback about the book?
    toughqueen toughqueen 22-25, F Sep 11

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    At the moment I'm reading a book called 'Icons' by Margaret Stohl. 'When the icons landed, everything changed. They called it The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Im reading The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ughh I wanna keep reading but I'm sooooo tired!!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I believe kids are growing up to fast because society puts so much pressure on them. If you are not like the boys and girls on the magazines and television then you're nothing...
    PaleUglyStar PaleUglyStar 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Why do I have to grow up before everyone else around me? I feel like everything bad I didn't do I should have done so I knew what it felt like to be immature. You probably wouldn't...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I chose to grow up fast and I don't regret it for a second. I had my baby boy 7 months ago and I don't know what I would do without him. Yeah, it gets rough sometimes and it really...
    pinkmangox pinkmangox 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Faster than the weeds in the yard hard to catch up to em kinda being dragged behind em .....:((
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wouldn't you just love to have your own library at home?
    henal216 henal216 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    i want to be a writer so bad! i try to my laptop and i figure that it needs TIME!
    Vagelisg Vagelisg 18-21, M Aug 28

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    Gonna start a book soon, this rain is coming with no stoping!
    123blubird 123blubird 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I just finished Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart. Loved it!
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 7

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