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I Read Books Too Fast

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 3 Responses Nov 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, 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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    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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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Have you ever read a book and you are instantly hooked? I read the Moments of Silence by Natasha Preston and stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first book. I had to...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I have no money and as of now, no transportation.. I don't even know what to do without any new books to read, except maybe reread something.. 😕
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    I need to start a new book. It's been too long! So what's your favorite? Any suggestions are appreciated :)
    cpettit757 cpettit757 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    With the re-burial of Richard III next week, I am re-reading 'The Daughter of Time' by Josephine Tey. Written in the early 1950s it is quite dated but still a fascinating read...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If you've got the time, get stuck into some Dickens. The most addictive reading you will find!
    Capers04 Capers04 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Presently reading "The God Delusion" -Richard Dawkins
    GeneticMATERIAL GeneticMATERIAL 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    (Photo Attached) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Reading time) I hope everyone is safe and sound. Good night from Texas!
    BeautifulPetal BeautifulPetal 18-21, F Mar 15

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    Has anyone read the Mortal Instruments series? I'm on the 5th book and I am sooo in love with it
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I am madly and crazy inlove with the divergent series. That was the best book Ive read so far. The moment I open the book, I didnt want to put it down! #FOURTRIS
    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Wow, next year I'll be 15 and by sister will be going into 12th grade and after that college! Before I know it I'll be at her graduation. I wish time would slow down these days. I...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Flow my Tears, the Policemen Said is only $10 so I downloaded a copy. I've heard some good things about this book. I'll start it once I finally get around to finishing Brave New...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Feb 27

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    And I'm looking for a great book. Any suggestions?
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    "She died that summer, and I forgot her as we forget the water we drink when we are thirsty". This is the way Walter Faber, the protagonist of "Homo Faber" (Max Frisch, 1958...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    am i the only person on earth who dident enjoy Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me ???? long & drawn-out bit of a bore ...The Last Murder by George Dekle was great from start to...
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Dr. Sleep finally!!!! Had it sitting around since Christmas and just now started it.
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M Mar 17

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    It's nice just for awhile be someone else to focus on the story instead of your life.
    nonamerr nonamerr 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I can never get enough of it.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Guys any suggestions for a good book??? I like chick flicks, crime, romance... Please suggest... No sad stories please
    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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