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All right, simple question: How many books have you read this year (since Jan 1 2008)?
You don't have to list all the books, just the number.
I'm asking because I read much much more than all my friends, but i want to see how I compare to other book nerds and avid readers.
I've read 58 books in 2008, with two more on the way shortly.
 

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According to what I've recorded in Delicious Library, I am at 95 so far this year.
 

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pidgeon92 said:
According to what I've recorded in Delicious Library, I am at 95 so far this year.
You know, that's awesome, but I think I should also mention that I'm a full-time student, with giant term papers and class everyday.

I'm just trying to make excuses.
 

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Micdiddy said:
You know, that's awesome, but I think I should also mention that I'm a full-time student, with giant term papers and class everyday.
Hey, you asked! I saw no pre-conditions on your original post. ;D
 

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I got Ken in 03/08. I have 341 books between his memory and the SD card. I have read all of those, but some of them are short stories. That is in addition to the paper books from the months before Ken. I am not really an "improve your mind" type of reader. I read mostly fantasy, sci fi and romance. Stephanie Laurens, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, JR Ward, and Anne McCaffrey among others. So comparing the number of books I have read this year to someone who reads more serious works is kinda like comparing apples to oranges. JMO.  :)
 

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I got Ken in 03/08. I have 341 books between his memory and the SD card. I have read all of those, but some of them are short stories. That is in addition to the paper books from the months before Ken. I am not really an "improve your mind" type of reader. I read mostly fantasy, sci fi and romance. Stephanie Laurens, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, JR Ward, and Anne McCaffrey among others. So comparing the number of books I have read this year to someone who reads more serious works is kinda like comparing apples to oranges. JMO. :)
That's also a lot. I've read a bunch of short stories that I haven't counted.
Also, reading sci-fi and fantasy still prob takes the same amount of time than reading a more serious work, right? I due tend to read literary heavy novels, must be the English major in me.
 

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Having retired in June 2007, I have just begun to get back into my reading habit. In the past 18 months I have read only 12 books. I still have at least 6 DTB lying around here that I have started and not finished. When I read, really read, I may go through 3 or 4 books non-stop, but I get busy with taking care of my parents or grandkids or building a new house and then have no time to sit and read. Even now I am letting my computer time take up valuable reading time, as well as traveling back and forth to Houston and to Midland to see family.
 

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I read about 100 to 150 books a year. Three newspapers a day. NY Times NY Post and Newsday.  When I was working I also read LA Times and Chicago Tribune.
It sounds like a lot but its not for 3 reasons.
1. I don't watch TV not even the news.
2. I'm retired I worked for one  of those papers and was paid to read them.
3. I'm not in school  or sending someone to school so I have more free time.

Did you add up all the school books you have to read, I sure you read a lot more that you think.

 

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I don't know how many books I've read this year (my estimation: a lot), but this is what I've read since getting the Kindle about three weeks ago:

1. Ring of Hell by Matthew Randazzo V (more like Formatting of Hell)
2. The Great Movies by Roger Ebert (I haven't read everything yet, but it's not really the kind of book made for reading in order)
3. The Amazon Kindle FAQ by Leslie H. Nicoll, Joshua Tallent, and DeLancey Nicoll (great stuff)
4. Hearing Aid by David Langford (see my review here)
5. Marley and Me by John Grogan (fantastic)
6. Suite 606 by J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan, and Mary Kay McComas (loved it)
7. Beware by Richard Laymon (pretty decent, but there are a couple of formatting glitches)
8. Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb (another good Eve Dallas book)
9. He Chose The Nails by Max Lucado
10. The first chapter of Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes (it's great, but I got sidetracked by Marley & Me after being sucked in by a sample)
11. Tons of samples and several issues of the online newsletters I subscribe to
 

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Pre-Kindle (the first four months of 2008) I read two books: The Queen's Gambit by Walter Tevis and the biography of Tom Cruise. Post-Kindle, by my rough count (I don't keep a list or spreadsheet) I have read 49 things. I say "things" because they were mostly books, but that number includes a few short stories and the Mitch Albom commencement speech.

I also read the New York Times every day.

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I have a reading addiction which means that I go through 5-8 books a week, depending on the books.  Needless to say, this means I re-read old friends a lot, so I couldn't tell you how many I've re-read multiple times this year.  For example, I know that I've re-read every book in Eric Flint's 1632 series at least twice this year, once each time something new came out.  So I figure that this year I've hit 150 - 200 discrete books.
On a related note, I find that I'm going through books even faster on the Kindle.  I think that this might be because most of what I've read so far are old friends that I usually read faster, but I'm wondering if it's the sheer ease of reading.

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No idea.  I read nine days out of ten.  Can't get to sleep at night without doing so unless I am falling down drunk.  Some days I'll read just a page or two.  Some days I'll read an entire book.  Given that many of the books I read this year were re-reads, I have no way of counting.  I probably average 1 1/2 books a week, so the total may be somewhere around 75.

But then, I work full-time.
 

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I'm retired now and I'm probably reading more than when I worked.  I would say I averaged 4-5 books a week when I worked full time.  I mostly read mystery, adventure, historical fiction, and historical romance. 

My only estimate since I've been Kindled is the 50 or so books on Little Gertie, which I've read since 8/29.  I've also read some DTB's in between. 

Don't worry, Student McDiddy, you have plenty of time to catch up with us.  Once an avid reader, always an avid reader. 
 
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I'm retired now and I'm probably reading more than when I worked. I would say I averaged 4-5 books a week when I worked full time. I mostly read mystery, adventure, historical fiction, and historical romance.

My only estimate since I've been Kindled is the 50 or so books on Little Gertie, which I've read since 8/29. I've also read some DTB's in between.

Don't worry, Student McDiddy, you have plenty of time to catch up with us. Once an avid reader, always an avid reader.
You worked full time and still read almost a book a day? Unless you're reading Lemony Snicket, I don't see how that's possible. Even those take about three hours each.

Unless you were reading at work..... ;)
 

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I did that too. Worked full time and still fit in a book a day. I read a book a day. I definitely have to have plenty on hand to read. I re-read alot of my favorites too. So many books, so little time!
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
You worked full time and still read almost a book a day? Unless you're reading Lemony Snicket, I don't see how that's possible. Even those take about three hours each.

Unless you were reading at work..... ;)
I'm a very fast reader ... just like I cook my grits. Lunch time at work gives me about 50 minutes of read time, then there are the two 15 minute breaks. I also read at breakfast and dinner, that's maybe another hour. Throne room time; part of my heritage. I always keep a book in my car, so waiting in line at the drive thru gave me more time. Maybe two hours at night. Weekends were heaviest reading time. I live alone and books are my SO. I can't think of better companions.
 

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I've been averaging a book a week but I am reading The Stand now & it is taking longer. How wonderful to be able to read a book a day. I have so many books I want to read!

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Linda Cannon-Mott said:
I've been averaging a book a week but I am reading The Stand now & it is taking longer. How wonderful to be able to read a book a day. I have so many books I want to read!

Linda
I take my mother to the library every two weeks where she takes out six books. She usually finishes them in about 10 days. Her secret? She doesn't sleep.
 

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gertiekindle said:
I take my mother to the library every two weeks where she takes out six books. She usually finishes them in about 10 days. Her secret? She doesn't sleep.
I could easliy do that Gertiekindle if I didn't have to work. :( One day though...
 
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