Friday, February 1, 2019

How Many Books?


So, it's been a week...

Last week ended up being very boring, subbing wise. And then with the deluge in my room, well, it's time for a quiz.

This week's quiz is more of a reading test. How many books can you read in a year?

According to the test, I can do 34 books. If I read a half hour every night...


A half hour a night... 

Yeah, most nights I'm lucky if I can pry the book out of my hands prior to 2 AM. Half hour... 

(Although, this week I haven't been doing much reading. So, I guess it balances out in the end.)

28 comments:

  1. A book a month is my pace. I fall asleep after two pages every night.

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  2. Hi Liz - I read slightly faster than most - but I'm sure if I was reading my normal type of books it'd be slower. But it seems I'd do 70 in an hour and 140 in 2 hours ... and my reading time is very erratic!

    I'm glad they had Michelle Obama's memoir there as their 4th book ... it's one I want to read - cheers and have a good weekend - Hilary

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  3. If I gave up the computer I could probably get a lot of books read and a lot of crafting done! I have already one this yr. Working on two more right now. I have tried to make myself read at night before going to bed, to sort of relax, problem with that, if its good I stay up too late. If its boring I am off to sleep really fast and that book never gets finished at all. That is a habit I am trying to get back into, reading some before bed. But to answer your question, it could be a lot to none, just depends!

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    1. Take the quiz. It'll tell you how much you could finish if you read just a half hour a night.

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  4. Apparently I can read 29 books in a year. But there was an ad in the lower right corner of my screen distracting me, so maybe I could read faster? Either way, past reading goals have been on target. But like you, I can't stop reading a good book after half an hour. I'd probably want to finish it that night. The struggle is real.

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    1. The more time we have to devote to reading, the more reading we do. But yeah, I wonder how accurate the quiz is considering how different it is reading on a computer screen versus comfortable in bed with an actual book.

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  5. I took the test at work and had a couple of distractions so I got 9 books if I read for just 10 min. I bet it would be more if the phone didn't ring

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  6. I could read 44 books a year if I read a half hour a day. Sounds about right.

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  7. I haven't seen 2 am in years. LOL Counting submissions, I probably read 50 a year.

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  8. I read for 40 minutes 5 times a week when I'm exercising on the treadmill. So if I roughly estimated what the test said I could read for 7 days it would be about 100 books a year. In reality, I read about a book a week but I read "light weight" fiction that I can quickly skim through. Anything to pass the time while exercising :)

    betty

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  9. Apparently 30mins a day would give me 44 books a year. But I wonder how that would change if they used a contemporary book rather than a classic? (FWIW I had "Oliver")

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  10. Out of curiosity I just got Heckle to have a go - he got 65 books a year reading for 30mins a day (apparently he reads faster than 91% of UK).

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  11. I used to be able to devour a book in a single day. Now I’m too distracted by other things.

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    1. Life does have a tendency to get in the way.

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  12. So, 38 books a year if I read 30 minutes a day (or, more likely, night), but I get so easily distracted.

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  13. I'm at 30 a year with 30 minutes a night. Hmm yeah I read a few more than that last year. Heh

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  14. Wow. If I just spent a half hour I could read 55 books a year!

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  15. I love reading and can't get to sleep unless I've read at least a couple of pages - even if I've rolled home at 3am (a very rare occurrence!) and have to be up at 6am.

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    1. It's nice to have something to calm the mind.

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  16. I have no idea how much I read. A lot, though! Usually I have two or three books going at the same time, and I read them in a week. I'm a Vine Voice reviewer for Amazon, so I get a lot of requests!

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  17. 33 books at 30 minutes a day was what I scored. I'm like you. There have been books where I won't go to sleep until I'm done. The last few years, I've made a point of giving myself an objective to read so many books by the end of the year. This year is 30.

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  18. I make a point to read everyday, but I'm not super into either of the books I have going right now, so it's slow going. I have about 100 pages left in one of them, and I'd really like to cross it off my list before the end of the month. 2 days.

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    1. Doable, if you sit down and read. But if it's boring... Yeah, might be a challenge, that.

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