In a year, usually, how many books do you read?

By eM
@eLsMarie (4148)
Philippines
November 12, 2010 7:39pm CST
Our teacher told us that an average reader reads up to more or less 25 books. I can't imagine myself reading that much. I'm too lazy to read stuffs that usually I find interesting and later, not. How about you?
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@AmbiePam (49879)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Are you kidding? Until I was a teenager I would read about 100 books a year. I loved reading. Now that I'm older and my life is different, I still read about 40 books a year. I know a lot of people don't like to read, but if they found a subject they were crazy about, I think they could really get into it.
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@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
My God! Are you serious? I can't imagine myself reading 100 books in a year. That's too much already. Congrats AmbiePam!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Hmmm...I'd have to count, but I'm reasonably sure I read at least twice that. It's hard to tell as I have several going at once, & I have all the free time in the world. (I know...you have my permission to be officially jealous... But then again, that will cease when I find a job!) Maggiepie "You can't fix stupid." ~ Source unknown (by me...anyone know?)
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I just realized I finished three novels last week, & I'm halfway through 3 more. I read, but I don't do math. There are 52 weeks a year, & last week was pretty typical, so you tell me! Maggiepie "You can't fix stupid." ~ Source unknown (by me...anyone know?)
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Nov 10
I was a bit curious about your last phrase. Was that your tag line, trademark, or the like?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
15 Nov 10
It's usually unrelated to the post itself (today included). It's just the "tag of the moment." Thanks for asking! Oh, it's also merely co-incidence that the current tag is similar to the one from yesterday. (((shrug))) Maggiepie "Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid." ~ John Wayne.
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
I love books. I love reading. But I usually don't keep track of how much I read. I think I'm quite close to that average. But when I was younger, I usually read a different book every week. Now, since I'm quite busy with work, I read a book for almost two weeks depending on its quality and length I guess. If it's an exciting book I can finish it in a couple of days or so. But if it's not that good, it takes up weeks. I also see to it that I finish books I started reading.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
We're the exact opposite. I really can't convince myself to read books till the very last page.
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
Is that so? That's why picking the right book to read is important. Sometimes, I read reviews or ask fiends about books they recommend so that I won't be wasting time reading a boring book. :-)
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
You're lucky to have that kind of friends.
@tylerlou (67)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I love reading books and since I live close to Indianapolis, this library is amazing it has like 6 stories of books, so I can read a lot of books a year. I usually end up reading 75 - 100 books a year.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Nov 10
Oh my God! I wish I had the same perseverance as yours. Now, I'm so envious of so many. I have to read a lot. It's a good thing that I have posted something like this post so that I can be aware of others' insights.
• United States
14 Nov 10
I just love to read. Also I have a lot of time on my hands so I use it to read as much as I can.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
15 Nov 10
I wouldn't doubt about it because it seems like you're a born reader. I wish I was living near a library.
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
i don't know if i read as much as 25 books. but usually when i really like a book, i re-read it so i don't know if it only counts as one. i mean technically, it does but if i'm reading it then i'm eliminating the possibility of adding another book to my list. :)
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
That's challenging. I think that the brilliance of any book depends on how it can still make the readers react even if they already read it a couple of times already.
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
thanks. i just finished reading the hunger games series again, and i'm starting with percy jackson for the 2nd time. :)
• United States
17 Nov 10
That's funny because I can't imagine reading that FEW. I've read 115 books so far this year and I haven't slowed down yet. I'm an avid reader who always carries a book and is always reading something. On a bad week I usually only read one book, but on a good week I can read 5 or 6. And it's not like I don't have a life, I'm a really busy person! I read in my spare time, and sometimes I make spare time. I just love books!
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
19 Nov 10
You sure got a huge library inside your house. I won't doubt that you're an avid reader but what's your motivation?
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
16 Nov 10
10, probably, this year. It depends on the year, really. I'm making an effort to read for fun daily. I used to read a lot more. I'd go through one relatively short (100-140 pgs) books a night in middle school. Longer books would obviously take more time.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
That's quite short. I would assume you read Reader's Digest.
@calpro (933)
• India
15 Nov 10
Hi I read around 15-20 books a year,Most of my reading gets, while I travel the more business trips in an year the more books I read. I usually read life skill books, business magazines,personality development,business development etc.I am not interested in fiction,romance and thrillers. Happy reading
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
Oh! That quite frustrating. I love fiction, romance, and the like.
• United States
14 Nov 10
I wish I read that much lately. These days doing 1 book a month seems quite lucky for me with how busy I have been. I think I do about 10 a year. It all comes down to how much time I have.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
15 Nov 10
That's nice. I can't even finish nine...
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
14 Nov 10
That is an interesting question. This year I have only been able to read about just slightly over a dozen books. Actually about a dozen, one per month. This has been a busy year and I have not been able to just sit down with a book and read it all of the way through. There are times where I take two or three weeks, with only one hour to read at night, and I am not a slow reader. There have been times where I have gotten to twenty five books however. Actually that is about the absolute maximum. Eighteen to twenty is about a good year for me, a really good year, and that is really pushing it. Most likely it falls around fifteen or sixteen. Then again it really depends on the year and the time and it really depends on time. Sometimes I do not have the time that I wish I had to read and this year has been a slow year.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Nov 10
Even if I'm not busy, I can't still arrive to the number of books that you were able to read. I'm just not really that addicted to books.
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
13 Nov 10
The only way I can read a book in less than a month is if I find it very interesting, and there are not too many authors who can do that for me. Orson Scott Card is the current one that I can read in less than a week. J.R.R. Tolkien when I was an adolescent I went through like fire, but I don't have the same enthusiasm now. The Harry Potter books were about three weeks each. Probably sooner the first several installments.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
14 Nov 10
That's nice! I have to say that I don't know anyone whom you've made mention but I can sense that they're the great ones.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
For me, probably a little bit more. I usually have a book in my hand or in my bag which I read every time I have a free time. I usually finish one a week, but when I am really busy, longer. But there are books that I read and re-read over and over again, and so my number would go down. I love reading, and I do it every time I get a chance.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
That's good to hear TheAdvocate. I wish I had the same patience as you do. I can't stand reading too many books but I'm aware tat it's helpful.
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I would say that I read one a week. This number is increased during the summer, when I am not working, and decreased during the other ten months. I love reading. I wish I could make a living reading books. I just finished my latest book(literally a half hour ago). I wish I had made a trip to the library so I could start my next one.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
What books do you usually read?
@pschenck (100)
• Canada
13 Nov 10
When I was younger I could easily read 25 books in a year. I love reading and have always been a fast reader! Now I don't have as much time to do that, but I really miss it. I find reading very relaxing.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
Really? I haven't thought of it as relaxing... I have to admit that I'm not really good in sticking to finishing one book. Most likely, I transfered to one book or the other if I lose interest with it.
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
I read more than that in one year. Mostly business books. They are like manuals to me. I read them for knowledge and business know-how. Aside from business books, I am now starting to read investment books especially in stocks investing.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
Gosh! I would be shock if for the nest few years, you're to be a business tycoon. Honestly, I can't stand reading business and investment books.
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
LOL I used to read like 2 books cover-to-cover and like 4-5 books for school. But this year I think I only read 1 book lol..a recipe book.. So yeah I think reading 25 books in a year is crazy except if youre really a book lover or an author.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
That's what my friends told me. I have to say that it's a challenging task much more when you're forced to read stuffs that are not of you're interest.
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Nov 10
it really depends on the year. Some years I can read more books than the year before or the year after. I don't really know how many books I read every year. I don't really keep track of this.
@eLsMarie (4148)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
My teacher reminds us that nobody has the right to write if one doesn't read. At first, I have to say that I don't believe her but then, I understand now the effect of it.