Can you read any book in one sitting?

@DanBen (346)
India
May 2, 2009 12:51am CST
I just can't imagine myself sitting for hours together reading the same book. I usually swap books. I know it sounds weird, but surprisingly I'm able to retain the information from various books, that I read at the same time. It takes a lot of effort to sit 4-6 hours straight stuck with the same book. What about you?
12 people like this
38 responses
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't like to read a book in one sitting. I enjoy stories and like to savor them over time. I enjoy the aspect of having something to look forward to. I know many people who, like you, can read several books at a time without confusing the information. I envy people like you. I can only read multiple books if they are of very, VERY different genres.
4 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
5 May 09
I'm just SOOOO impatient. I HATE waiting... then even worse when I am itching to find out what happens next and I cant get to my book. I'm reading Twilight right now and went to bed last night wondering what happened next. I almost got out of bed to read on til I found a not so cliff-hanger spot to end but forced myself to sleep. I've been known to be EXTREMELY cranky when I cant get my reading fix... I actually had to apologize profusely to an ex-coworker of mine when I didn't have Hot Six by Janet Evanovich to find out what happened at the end of High Five LOLOL... I had to go a week without knowing... I ordered the books online and it wasn't coming fast enough. NO libraries had it in stock and I ended up buying it at Barnes & Noble reading at red lights just to find out. I'm BAD with books. I just get SOOOOO into them LOL
2 people like this
@soulist (2986)
• United States
4 May 09
I can easily read a book in one sitting. I love to just sit and read. I have been known to read two books in one day. I love reading and finishing a book in a few hours makes me feel somewhat accomplished.
@DanBen (346)
• India
18 May 09
How true..
1 person likes this
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
4 May 09
I can and I do quite often. Actually, no I don't, haha I would if I had a whole seven hours or even two to myself but I have to read a litte at a time because i only get maybe half an hour alloted to reading at night before I go to bed. I do read more than one book though. But separate days. I might be in teh mood for a novel one night while a book full of short storied another, then an informative book the next.
3 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
3 May 09
I used to be able to... I used to be able to read 500+ page books in one sitting. Now, because of the kids and the dog, I can only sit for about an hour or so to read. The only exception is Janet Evanovich's books. I can read the entire book in one sitting and will stay up til 2am just to do it because I love her books so much.
2 people like this
@mnk202 (339)
• United States
3 May 09
LOL...I can read Janet Evanovich books in one sitting to she is an author you just cant put down until the book is done.
2 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
4 May 09
LOL... you got that right! So, how r u enjoying mylot?
1 person likes this
@mnk202 (339)
• United States
4 May 09
I am enjoying mylot just fine when I am able to come on. Thank you for directing me to the site.
2 people like this
@asianwind (365)
• Philippines
2 May 09
I used to when I was in HIgh School... Remember the Sweet Dreams Series, Sweet Valley High and Goosebumps...But there are some books that are hard to put down like Harry Potter and Twilight. So as mush as my body can allow it. I would try to finish it as soon as I can..
2 people like this
@DanBen (346)
• India
2 May 09
Harry Potter is so addictive,na??
2 people like this
• United States
2 May 09
They were well writen and so when you finished one you wanted to read the next right then.
2 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
3 May 09
I never read Goosebumps, but I DID read all of RL Stine's other books! Loved them! I also read the Babysitter's Club books! Remember those? I'm reading Twilight now and I really enjoy reading it but its hard to get a nice quiet time to sit and read now...
1 person likes this
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't often have time to sit down and just read. If I do have time, mostly I'll craft instead. Tho, when I got the new Janet Evanovich book - Plum Spooky, I did go to bed that Sunday afternoon and read the whole thing.
2 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
4 May 09
Hello ElicBxn Isn't Janet the BEST!?!?!?!?!? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!! I must know... Ranger or Morelli? Or since the last book u read was Spooky, I'll add Diesel to the list... I'm a TOTAL Cupcake!
2 people like this
• United States
2 May 09
If I am really into a book it does not take me long to finish it. I can sit down and read the entire thing in one setting and then be finished with it. I tend to read rather fast though, so I can go through a lot of pages in no time at all. I've finished a lot of the Harry Potter books in one sitting and those books are not short!
2 people like this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
3 May 09
Everyone likes teh Harry Potter books. I don't think I could read one. Especially in 1 sitting... too many large, unpronouncable words like Dungledwarf and things like that LOL
• Philippines
3 May 09
I can read a book in just one session but most of the time when my butt is already aching from reading, I read wile I lay in bed. I know, I know it is bad for our eyesight but I am more comfortable reading laying in bed. Sometimes I even forget the time and I forgot to eat. When the book is really a good one I read it still while I am eating.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 May 09
That would seriously confuse me a bit, but to answer your questions yes I can sit for hours to finish a book if left alone long enough. I have no problem unless it is a boring book then I do swap out.
2 people like this
• India
3 May 09
hi no not possible it will take few days... bye luv shek
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
17 May 09
Hello DanBen, When I start reading, I prefer to read it till the end. I really need to concentrate when I am reading. I can sit for just 3-4 hours reading my favorite book but I can't swap books. I am not as lucky as you who can remember the information quite fast.
1 person likes this
@DanBen (346)
• India
18 May 09
So people do envy me, for this unique gift of mine. Cool!! Hah Ha!! Anyways thanks for you comment. Appreciate it..
2 people like this
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
6 May 09
I can and have but right now I am so busy and scatter brained that I hardly sit still for more that 20 min. The book has got to be really good for me to even read after the first chapter. I am just like that for now, but when I get back in book mode I tend to read about 2-3 books per week.
1 person likes this
@DanBen (346)
• India
18 May 09
That's exactly how I began my book swapping technique. I had to read a LOT to be able to get to this stage.. Humble beginnings will reach you to where I am now.
1 person likes this
• United States
2 May 09
I can read for hours on end the same book. I read the Harry Potter series over Chirstmas break, each book took about a day and a half. I knew that I had better have my house clean befor I started because I did not do much of anything but read. I have never had a problem sticking with one book for extended periods of time but it is also common for me to be reading several books at once. One in the car for while I am waiting at appointments, and one or two at home.
1 person likes this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
3 May 09
Hello okkidokitokki, I also need to make sure my house is clean before I sit down to start reading because I don't ever want to stop. Also, sometimes if I REALLY need to clean and just don't feel like it, I pick up my FAVORITE book (or a new one from my favorite author) and will allow my self 1 chapter to 15 minutes of cleaning. I will get the whole book read AND a clean house. Of course that leaves me with NOTHING else to do for the rest of the day tho LOL
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
2 May 09
I find it impossible to have two novels on the go at once, although I can run more than one non fiction book. I get so immersed in my reading that, once I have finished a novel, I need at least one day's break before I can begin another, as I have to get the characters and the plot line out of my system. A book is a real experence for me and, although I'm a quick reader, I'm slow to let go of the book.
1 person likes this
@fran429 (503)
• United States
3 May 09
Hi Sandra, I, too, have to take a day break before I can start a new book. As long as the book I had just finished was that impacting on me. I'm currently juggling 2 novels, Twilight and the one sitting in my bathroom when needed. I'm just having such a hard time really getting into that novel that I placed it in there. I can't stand not finishing a book so that's my forced book. Twilight I read at any other spare moment of my life.
@s8tern (76)
• Egypt
4 May 09
if the book is under 200 pages, sure i`d go through it in like under 2 hours time if it is over that like 500 pages, well that`d take me like maybe 6 hours on two sittings if we`re talking about the really big ones , the 2000-5000 pages , well give me a week with a 3 hours daily, and i`m done.... surprised ??!!!
1 person likes this
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
4 May 09
Its not usual for me to sit 4_6 hours straight stuck with the same book.Thats a long time.I mean I can continue to read after a break or doing other things.I'm sure I have never sat that long to read the same book.
1 person likes this
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
4 May 09
i can if that book really addicted,fun and super sweet!i used to spend hours laying at bed reading harry potter series,vampire beach series,vampire kisses series, vampire diaries series and lot's of Japanese graphic novel@ manga! huhu..then, when i try to get up.my whole body feel so ache!huhu!
@zhenghong (179)
• China
3 May 09
hi , my friend can you tell me about the president's hundredth day?
1 person likes this
• Australia
3 May 09
I'm a quick reader, so for an average size novel (500 - 600 pages), it will only take me 2 - 3 hours to finish it, so I usually read one book from start to finish, unless it is something that takes awhile to get into, or is really dense in information.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
3 May 09
oh yes, i can do just that. i can go the whole day reading, reason why everytime i start a book i have to check my plans for the coming days to see if starting a book is a good idea :-)
1 person likes this