how many hours continuously can you read??

@dreamssri (1796)
India
July 27, 2008 1:47pm CST
reading is great,good,superb,relaxing habit.. not everybody here got the talent of reading... you may think thats simple!!! but thats really a skill!!! now you people(good readers) tell me...how many hours continuously can you read???? Thanks, Sri
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@mands61123 (2098)
28 Jul 08
Hi dreamssri reading to me is like eating or sleeping i often have 2 or 2 books on the go. I usually have one in my bedroom thats a favourite one and one in the bathroom thats one that i'm ok with but not as excited about. Sometimes i'll have one downstairs aswell that i read while i'm waiting for someone or cooking. Thats usually one that i've been trying to read and just can't get into. I can read for quite a number of hours for the majority of books i usually finish them in 2 days. I don't sleep very well and find that getting up reading a couple of chapters (although it tends to be half the book) makes me worry less and become less frustrated about the fact that i'm missing sleep or need to be up in so many hours.
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28 Jul 08
that meant to say two or three books on the go at once opps
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
28 Jul 08
I only read books when it is needed like I have to do something for my School papers during my College Day but now it is just for fun to remove the boredom but at this time I do read a lot only in the computer like news......
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• United States
27 Jul 08
if it is a book that is really good then i can read the book for about 4 or 5 hours at the least. i would read more but i have 2 kids that wont let me do too much for too long.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
27 Jul 08
Years ago before I had four children to look after and love, I could read an entire book in one sitting. Then as the children started to arrive it would become less and less until after the birth of my fourth child time for reading just ceased to exist. Now, though she is older and the others are older and so I now get a bit of time where I can indulge in reading again. Unfortunately I cannot read for long periods of time anymore and so it is probably about 30 minutes at the most now.
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@shlooper (309)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I dont know the exact hour figure that I have read, but I can tell you some books that I have read basically non-stop. I read the fourth and fifth harry potter books in one sitting. I read the bible (the entire new and old testament) once in one go. That made me want to shoot myself. I read my entire history textbook before the final. I think those are the only really prolonged reading moments that come to mind.
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• United States
27 Jul 08
My reading record is when I got my new Stephen King book "It". I'm a huge Stephen King fan and was so excited for the book to come out. I went down to the bookstore and got one of the first copies available in our area. I started reading as soon as I got home, and I simply couldnt' put the book down it was so good and ended up reading the entire book in one shot. 22 hrs and 1,064 pages later I was done! That personal record has stood for about 20 yrs! There have been times when I got so caught up in a book that I've read all night and watched the sun come up. I can read for 8-10 hrs very easily. But my average is about 2 hrs at a time.
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@sataness (321)
28 Jul 08
I could read continuously throughout the day, the most was (similar to someone else) was when reading the latest harry potter books and i had stayed up for almost a week catching a few hours sleep here and there... they were very addictive and a welcome distraction when i was 14. Now i have less time what with college and that but i could still read for hours on end =P.
@dreamssri (1796)
• India
28 Jul 08
oh my god!!! through out the day....im really weird of reading....i cant even read for 1 hour continuously....you're really gifted buddy
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@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 11
depends on the book. when it comes to novel i can read it till 3 hours but when it comes to knowledge 1 hours is too long for me to read. reading and understanding is need more concentration than when we read novel which we enjoy it so much
• India
13 Nov 10
While in service, i used to read for more than 18 hours, for preparation of lectures, even now i read for more than 6 hours daily, the habit i made from my school days.. Though i don't read continously, i take coffe or tea in between to avoid the feeling of tiredness lol.. Thank you so much. Professor. . Cheers God bless you. Welcome always.
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
28 Jul 08
i sat up last night with a good old mils and boon historical romance. got in to it and there was no stopping me. must have been reading for a least 4 hrs. all depends on the book and it is worth reading. i'm not even finished yet so will read more at breakfat time, no juciy bits yet either. i love reading, but can be picky on what kind of books i read. i love reading di morrisy books (aussis authur) have done since i was in my teens, won't put the book down with ease until finish it.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
28 Jul 08
Well; It all depends upon my mood . Sometimes;I can go on reading for hours . At others; I just read for a few Hours .
• United States
27 Jul 08
I can read for hours on end, but haven't actually realized how many hours i have read inless i really need to go to bed to get up for work, and even then i dont want to put the book away.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
27 Jul 08
I can sit and read for 3 or 4 hours IF its a good book. If the book is boring i get restless and cant focus and i end up putting it down after 15 minutes to a half hour.