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Micdiddy said:
Also, I've always wondered about Newspaper readers, when you say you 'read it" do you mean every article front to back? Or you skimmed the headlines and read only the ones that interested you.
I get the Wall Street Journal, and it's so much easier reading it on the Kindle just for that very reason. All the articles are hyperlinked with a short description, so all you do is browse the list and click on the ones you want to read. Back button brings you right back where you left off on the article list.

How fast I read depends on what kind of book - some that I have make you think as you read them, which extends the time a bit. If it's a book in a series where I'm familiar with the characters already - like the 800 page Harry Potters - I can polish it off in 8 hours or so.
 

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How fast I read depends on what kind of book - some that I have make you think as you read them, which extends the time a bit. If it's a book in a series where I'm familiar with the characters already - like the 800 page Harry Potters - I can polish it off in 8 hours or so.
That's about how fast I read the Potter books. Just for fun, I timed HBP ... 8.5 hours.
 

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They are such easy reads and so much fun. I hope you're enjoying Stephanie. She just gets better as more family members play a bigger part.

I see by your sig you're also reading the Born In trilogy. That's my third fave NR trilogy. First is Chesapeake Bay (Quinn Brothers +1), second is the Key trilogy.
I was hooked on Stephanie the minute
grandma shot the chicken

I'm working my way through all of Nora Roberts. I enjoy her trilogies. Since getting Edgar I have read:

In Death Series (all 33 including novellas)
In the Garden Trilogy
Concannon Sisters Trilogy (finished yesterday)
The Circle Trilogy
Sign of the Seven Trilogy
The Key Trilogy
Three Sisters Trilogy
Irish Trilogy

I have the Dream Trilogy and the Chesapeake Bay series left to read and then I'll start on her stand alones. Hopefully they'll get some of the earlier ones kindlized as well. I read Cheaspeake Bay several years ago. I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland myself and I live close to where I think she set the book. It's hard for me to pick a favorite, I enjoy them all so much.
 

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luvmy4brats said:
I was hooked on Stephanie the minute
grandma shot the chicken
ROTF. I forgot that. When I finish the series, I'm going to go back and read them again.

I have the Dream Trilogy and the Chesapeake Bay series left to read and then I'll start on her stand alones. Hopefully they'll get some of the earlier ones kindlized as well. I read Cheaspeake Bay several years ago. I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland myself and I live close to where I think she set the book. It's hard for me to pick a favorite, I enjoy them all so much.
My favorite standalones are Homeport and Northern Lights. Blue Smoke is good, too.
 

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Okay, I'll confess I've read 210 books this year, plus the Wall Street Journal everyday, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Businessweek, the Washington Post and any thing I can get my hands on.  I even read cereal boxes if I'm bored and out of books or magazines. :)  Since I got my Kindle I don't have to do that any more.  I work full time, but I'm a fast reader, I can read a book a night if there is nothing on TV or my computer.  I have to pace my self or I'd be broke.  I can't reread books, I remember all of them and they have to be supper special for me to reread them.  Sad.....

Ah yes to win the lottery and then be able to travel and read all the time.  I keep trying!
 

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bosslady said:
I get the Wall Street Journal, and it's so much easier reading it on the Kindle just for that very reason. All the articles are hyperlinked with a short description, so all you do is browse the list and click on the ones you want to read. Back button brings you right back where you left off on the article list.
Yes, that's exactly how I read the New York Times. I love it. I find interesting articles that I never would have stumbled across in the online edition.

How fast I read depends on what kind of book - some that I have make you think as you read them, which extends the time a bit. If it's a book in a series where I'm familiar with the characters already - like the 800 page Harry Potters - I can polish it off in 8 hours or so.
While I could read HP that fast, I actually read them slowly to try to stretch them out and make them last. If I am enjoying a book, I like to savor it. That doesn't always work, though. Sometimes I rush through to find out what happens.

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I've read seven this year. One was a DTB, which I started right after I had ordered my Kindle, and the rest has been on the Kindle. It doesn't seem like much but it would have been none if I hadn't bought the Kindle.
 

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I don't think I've read more than about 10 or 12 books this year. I always seem to have too many things to do. Even if I'm not doing stuff, I'm procrastinating doing those things online. I guess I'm a Kindle failure :(

The times when I did spend reading were when I was visiting my mother in London (she spends a lot of the day reading, so it was easier for me), on the 12-hour plane trip to visit her, and while my fiance was in hospital. I guess I really need to be away from the distractions of home to get some good reading done. I work full time, and it's a mentally exhausting job that leaves me with little interest in doing anything that requires concentration when I get home.
 

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I'm one of the "at least a book a day" people.  I have no use for television and spend my free time in the evenings reading.  As others have mentioned, I am never without at least one book (now lots!) so I read on breaks and at lunch.  I am a very fast reader, but I tend to read rather "light" books.  By that I mean that I don't really have to concentrate on what I'm reading to get through it.  And I read books multiple times... some of them just get better each time as I discover new things.
Now when I have to read technical stuff (computer software) for work, I have to slow way down and let things process as I read.
I think a lot of it is just a personal style kind of thing.  When I was little, my mother would have to take the book away before I came to the dinner table, before I took a bath, before I went to bed...  So I learned to get through books quickly since I might have to give up whatever I was reading at any time :)
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106 so far this year.

I work full time but have a second, seasonal job I coat check three nights a week at a local restaurant, which allows me to read.  On nights I don't work, I still generally read at least an hour.  I spend a good amount of my free time reading and it is my most enjoyed hobby.
 

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W-O-W!  We have some super readers here!
I just went to manage my account and have read 34 books on my kindle since May.

While I love to read, I love my DVR too, so when the kids go to bed,
I check out on the couch for a few hours with the TV before heading to bed and my kindle. (and DH too  ;))
 
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