How long does it take you to finish reading an entire book? (a novel, etc..)

Philippines
March 25, 2007 10:04pm CST
When I have the time, I usually finish a book within a week, depending on how thick it is. But if I don't have the time, I seriously finish a book within three months, LOL =) What about you? Can you finish a book within a day? a week? a month?
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@smuggeridge (2157)
26 Mar 07
That all depends on the book. The first time i read the Lord of the Rings it took me 4 months to read all 6 books, however the 2nd time i did it in 2 weeks. I generally don't have that much free time to read so it usually takes a good 3 weeks to finish a book, but if i get into it it may be quicker
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
whoah! in 4 months, you finished all 6 books??? i don't think i can do that, lol =) coz' i'm a very busy person and i'm sometimes moody especially if the book is very profound and out of this world!
• United States
26 Mar 07
it all depends on the book that i am reading. if the book is really interesting, i can probably finish it in about 2-3 days. if it is a book that is just ok, then it takes me a bit longer. there was a book that i read in two days that i just couldnt put down, it was called "shes come undone". a freind recommended it to me, and as soon as i got into it, i had a hard time finding time to do anything else. i would go to school, come straight home and lock myself in the room to read it. just recently i took another book out and got into it, it took me about 3 late nights to finish reading that one. it took me so long becuase now i have a son to take care of during the day. i only have time to read when he is asleep.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
reading can sometimes be addicting ;) but in a good way, though ;)
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Well it just depends on how exciting the book is. If it is a thriller that keeps me on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next, I will stay up till the early morning hours reading. In fact a week or so ago, I started reading a book on a friday afternoon and finished it on Sunday. It was such a good book that I neglected a lot of things around that house (house work) just so I could find out what happened next. It was almost 400 pages, but I didn't want to put it down.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I can actually relate to you! I read one novel and I just couldn't put the book down! I just kept on reading it and I didn't realize i've been reading for 8 hours straight!
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@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I tend to be able to read a 200 - 400 pager within two or so hours ^_^ it may take longer if I'm not terribly interested, if I'm super busy, or if the book itself is longer. But it is rare for a book to take me days to read. *feels weird since no one else said hours*
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
wow! you must be one heck of a bookworm! i didn't include hours i didn't expect anyone reads a 200-400 pages of book in a few hours! hehe.. sorry =)
@aso322 (75)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Many, many times I've spent an entire day reading an entire book, doing nothing else. It's probably one of my favorite things in the world to sit out on the deck with a book that pulls me in and spend the entire day reading in the sun. If I don't have a lot of time, it can take me anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. This post really made me want to buy a bunch of new books to read! I haven't read any non-school related material in ages.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I'm flattered! hehe.. I encourage you to continue with your hobby. Happy reading!
@limosonia1 (1560)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Depending on the week anywhere from 2 to three days. I love reading and try to make time for it since is my way to destress myself. So the more I am stressed the more that i read.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Good for you, you have the time! Enjoy with your reading =)
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I cannot ever finish a book in a day. If I am really interested, it might take me a week, and if I am not very much interested... it could take me months... or the book would just probably be sitting in the shelf or elsewhere for years, haha... Nowadays, I can't even find time to finish my reading,it just seems like whenever I have free time, I would be in front of the computer, that is 99.9% accurate. I know it's not good, I think I should try to catch up on my reading, probably get a good book to read..
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Haha! I agree with the "bookwould just probably be sitting in the shelf or elsewhere for years".. it happened to me twice. I didn't like the book I was reading that's why I didn't finish it anymore. Keep on reading, it'll increase your knowledge and will broaden your imagination =)
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
1 Apr 07
It really depends on the book. I've read some books within a day because I couldn't put it down and did nothing else but read and pulled an all-nighter. But other books have taken me months to read. Occasionally I've never finished a book. Usually it takes a couple of weeks.
@Chadanne (253)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
I can finish a novel in three days if i read straight..=)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
30 Mar 07
I think with me. i depends on how much I am into the book and who has written the book.
• Canada
27 Mar 07
If a book is really good, I can read it in a day.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 Mar 07
It takes me forever! I have books here that I've started over a year ago. Over a couple years ago even. If I really want to read something, it might take me 2 months. I'll read a chapter a day, and that's usually the most I can do.
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
27 Mar 07
I usually read a book a week, but it can depend. I usually get a few good hours of reading in at the weekends, but during the week I might only read a chapter a night if I'm really tired. I think the fastes I've read a book was about 3 hours, i was home sick and had nothing else to do and it was a really good book, by Harlan Coben I think
• United States
26 Mar 07
It depends on the kind of book and what kind of mood I'm in. I can finish a regular novel in a day or two. Nonfiction may take a week or more, especially if it's a difficult subject or interesting enough for me to take notes on some of the ideas.
@rash4u (10)
• India
26 Mar 07
hey,i can complete a sidney sheldon within a day,if i have nothing else 2 do
@joby_09 (498)
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
I don't read books that don't interests me. Like you, it depends on how thick the book is and also how small the fonts are. The book "Tuesdays with Morrie" which is my top favorite book took me two days to finish. But i think i can read it within a day. I just need to attend to some other things that's why i stop every now and then. As for other books, it took me less than a week. The longest was three weeks. But I only spent a few hours for that book because during that time i was slightly busy and the book was also thick.
@Fishmomma (11596)
• United States
26 Mar 07
This depends on how long a book I'm reading, as I can read a short paperback in a day. Most of the time it takes me a week to read a book, as I like to post on mylot. Yesterday I went walking and had one of the books on tape to enjoy listening to it while losing some weight.
• United States
26 Mar 07
For me it depends on the book, and how I'm feeling in the time period that I'm readin the book. Sometime if I'm really into the book and cant put it down it takes me a couple/few days. Sometimes if takes me a couple of weeks when I want to have the same book to read for a while. There are some days when i dont get a lot of time to read so it might take eveb longer than that. But it never takes me too long. I dont think it has ever taken me months to finish a book :) hehe
• Canada
26 Mar 07
I can usually read a novel in a day.
• United States
26 Mar 07
Depends on the book. If it's well written and light, a couple hours. I'm one of those people who tends to be in the middle of several books at once, though; some fiction, some non fiction, some for school, etc. I also tend to read faster than most people because I grew up focusing on the line of text rather than the individual words, which can turn into a comprehension problem but overall helps. I'm lucky, though, I had parents who taught me a love of reading early.