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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I grew up too fast, my mother unfortunately had very bad taste in men until my early teens. Her second husband used to force me to do most of the housework and watch my little...
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    A couple years ago, I was talking to my friend about a new Pokémon game, and I was really excited. She stopped me and said that I sounded like I was "a Texas person" because I was...
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    I have read several books about law/crime, and I absolutely love them all! It's always been a fascination of mine, I don't really remember how I even got into such books but I'll...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I really do, but I'm not good at it. In fact, the only place I've actually read most books and finished them was at school. I really do want to read a bunch of books! I want to...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    So, I got all the books for "The Maze Runner" series, thanks to my awesome boyfriend. :) Can't wait to start reading these! It's hard to find good books these days, and since I...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I can't recomend Stephen King's The Dark Tower series enough, begining with The Gunslinger. The last of which is Roland Deschain on a quest for the Dark Tower, a portal and centre...
    teabookbliss teabookbliss 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I guess it's not really a "book" though is it? It's just when I try reading and actual book or on the computer I just get to distracted and can't focus. I blame my ADHD for that...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F Oct 1

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    I read this somewhere: "Did you ever see your ex with a book? Did you ever talk about books? If you didn’t, maybe you should think about changing your type." Maybe I should.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Right now I'm in between books reading "I, Lucifer" by Glen Duncan and "Grotesque" by Natsuo Kirino
    Janasai Janasai 18-21, F Oct 2

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    Anyone know what's a really good teen fiction book. I haven't read in a month because of school but now I actually have time to so I don't know any recently good books came out...
    strawberriful strawberriful 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Ever read those books that leave you sad because it's over, yet you feel as though the world is at your fingertips?
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    Love love love books! Dark fantasy, fantasy, twisted fairy tales, horror, mystery and drama are my favorites in that exact order :D
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    My reading list is a little long at the moment... First off on my reading list is my newest paperback edition of DUNE, which I've been wanting to get forever. Second on my reading...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    when i get a little money i buy books, and if any is left i buy food and clothes ^.^
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    Ugh! While reading a book after watching 'Merlin' I kept reading/hearing it in my head in 'British accent' (or whatever accent that is) it's so irritating bec' it doesn't really...
    AppleGreen27 AppleGreen27 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've read the mortal instruments series a million times and I AM IN LOVE. No one understands it though. They think they aren't that good. If you have read it comment!
    bugf9630 bugf9630 13-15 1 Response Sep 29

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    I started reading the 'Starters' by Lissa Price last night. It's amazing.
    unicorn24 unicorn24 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I fell in love with the video games that were inspired by this book so I thought it was only right to read the book, and I've gotta say, I've fallen in love again. Metro 2033 by...
    Yooper117 Yooper117 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I like to get lost in the story. If I start a book, I usually can't put it down until I'm finished or fall asleep. I have to know what happens and how the story ends and I can't...
    Amelia34 Amelia34 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    My favourite book is 5 people you meet in heaven By Mitch Albom It makes me cry every time I read it
    Janeoram Janeoram 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I hate reading the back of a book, the inside cover and thinking "alright seems pretty good". However, when you're a couple pages in, you realize already that you know you're not...
    Cinci1993 Cinci1993 18-21, F a week ago

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    I build a wall of silence that no goth sorrow can climb. - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
    unicorn24 unicorn24 13-15, F Sep 20

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    Went for a drive this morning. I drove so faaaaaast that i almost hit the curb! I guess God wanted me to live. I'm still breathing for now. But I guess that's life. Any minute you...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F Sep 20

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    Im 20 years old and got hpv from the guy i thought id spend most of my young adult years with. He was literally my home and safe place, and i cant stop thinking hes lying to me...
    xobxo94 xobxo94 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Im 20 years old and got hpv from the guy i thought id spend most of my young adult years with. He was literally my home and safe place, and i cant stop thinking hes lying to me...
    xobxo94 xobxo94 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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