How many hours a day do you read?

I LOVE to read and before I had kids, I used to spend HOURS reading. I'd have days when I would just spend the day reading, only stopping for bathroom breaks, showering and eating. Now, I'm lucky if I get an hour at the end of the day after the kids are in bed and I usually end up struggling to stay awake because I'm so darn tired. It takes me forever to finish a book.
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Are you counting internet reading, such as for work?
/stands up

my name is Nikske, and I'm a bookaholic.

I read at least 3 hours a day. I don't have children or TV, so I have the time. I finish at least 2 books a week. I know I'm addicted. I'll read anything, I'm indiscriminate, if someone took the time to put it to paper, I'll read it. I've been late for appointments because I had to finish chapters, refused to pick up the phone because I was deep into a book. If I could, I'd read even more. I can't stop, I don't want to stop.

Thank you for listening.

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I LOVE reading, too, but I don't have much time! I'm a college student, so I think I read less than 1 hour a day. Usually before bed. Not that I spend much time reading text books either...

But I do like to read a lot on the weekends. Or when I don't want to be doing homework!
I used to be able to read 1 or 2 books a week. Even after I had kids! But after my divorce 3 years ago and my depression, I'm lucky if I can get through 6 books a year now. I just can't sit and concentrate that long anymore. The last year has gotten better and my TBR pile is just huge now. I think I can read more at work than at home. It's weird. I maybe read 15 minutes a day uninterupted.
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I'd say I read 2 hours a day. I review books, so sometimes I have deadlines to finish a book. On average I try to read 100 pages a day.
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I also LOVE to read but I feel like I have to time with friends, school, work and trying to squeeze in an extra hours of sleep. What are you reading right now? I'm reading invisible man by Ralph E ( both for school and pleasure ) and since I'm liking the book so much I think I'm going to read The Bluest Eyes next! Last books I read were Little Bee and A thousand Splendid Suns. I tried reading Enduring Love by Ian McEwan but found it kind of challenging ( English is not my native tongue). Can you name me the last books you've read?
I'm currently clocking around 5. This is what happens when you don't have internet at home.
I ain't thirsty. There's plenty of fish in the sea, but I don't want all of them, can I have some standards? Or do we just have to settle, for someone's who meh and will do.
unless it's school books.... Never. Unless it's summer or christmas break. I do love reading. I love to read but I don't have much time, unless I set aside an hour or something. Which I've been thinking about doing...because I waste time on the computer, why not waste time on a book instead?
I spent roughly 10 hours yesterday reading a book front to back yesterday I relish being able to do that if I want to.

The last few months I haven't been able to get into anything - I can't concentrate. Im so glad for whatever reason, I was able to sit down and enjoy reading again.

Most days, its usually a couple of hours in the bath lol.
For fun? About an hour in bed before I fall asleep. I've found I have to do this to actually get to sleep.
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For fun? About an hour in bed before I fall asleep. I've found I have to do this to actually get to sleep.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
Me, too.

I used to read tons more - like every lunch hour and then another two to three hours in the evening - but then I started this PhD program. Well, I still read for the same number of hours; it just isn't fun reading.

My hour before bed is MINE, though - pleasure reading only, no homework reading!

Rock on with your bad self.


Be excellent to each other. ~ Abraham Lincoln

As a child, I could read all day. In fact, I often read 2 books at once and the longest it would take me to read a book was three days.

Now that I have a job and other things going on in my life, I'm lucky if I have an hour before bedtime to read. And it often takes me over a week to finish a book.
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I ususally read two hours a day minimum. The best reading time for me is in the morning while I'm drying my hair. It's totally uninterrupted reading while upside down drying with my diffuser. I'm sure I look hilarious but the bathroom door is closed so no one to see me.

Then I get 20 minutes to and from work on the bus and however long I can stay awake at night. I love to read.
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How on earth do you read while diffusing your hair upside down!?!
I spend too much time - so much so that I get little else done if I'm not careful! I don't have internet at home either, so that makes a difference.

Love, love to read. Start getting panicky if I'm down to my last book or two and have to run out and stock up - no e-reader yet because I pass my books on to too many people.

I used to read while diffusing upside down, too, but I was hanging off the edge of a bed.
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You girls, reading while you diffuse! That is fabulous!

I usually take a little naplet while I diffuse - I don't ever really sleep (well...rarely do I sleep; I have fallen asleep with diffuser in hand, but only a couple times!) but I do close my eyes and totally go into that half-sleep zone!

Rock on with your bad self.


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How on earth do you read while diffusing your hair upside down!?!
Originally Posted by kat180
Hee, hee, I sit on the edge of the tub, put the book (now eReader - LOVE IT!!!) on the floor and read while I diffuse. It's super great. Takes the boredom of diffusing away and gives me nearly an hour of uninterrupted reading in the morning. Since I have to get up so bloody early to do my dumb hair I can at least have some fun while doing it!

The great thing about the eReader is I now don't have to hold the book open with my toes!
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I read 2 to 3 hours a day. Mostly during my hour and a half commute to and from work. Thats only recreational reading though.

If we count reading for school it would be a lot higher number. lol

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