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Magoo 02-04-2011 06:56 PM

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. :(

ninja dog 02-04-2011 07:36 PM

Are you counting internet reading, such as for work?

nikske 02-04-2011 10:09 PM

/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.

/takes seat

1paperairplane 02-04-2011 10:23 PM

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!

strssmnky 02-16-2011 12:38 PM

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.:sad:

ajna 02-17-2011 10:33 PM

Not including work or school about 90 minutes a day. I do not watch tv so that frees up a lot of time :-).

MelyB 02-20-2011 03:04 PM

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.

UndefinedCurls 02-21-2011 01:14 PM

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?

kayb 02-28-2011 08:54 PM

I'm currently clocking around 5. This is what happens when you don't have internet at home. :confused3:

murrrcat 02-28-2011 10:24 PM

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?

kat180 03-01-2011 05:54 AM

I spent roughly 10 hours yesterday reading a book front to back yesterday :D 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.

curlylaura 03-01-2011 12:03 PM

For fun? About an hour in bed before I fall asleep. I've found I have to do this to actually get to sleep.

PartyHair 03-01-2011 03:15 PM


Originally Posted by curlylaura (Post 1598655)
For fun? About an hour in bed before I fall asleep. I've found I have to do this to actually get to sleep.

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!

LadyV69 03-02-2011 09:03 AM

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.

eche428 03-04-2011 10:30 AM

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. :joker:

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.

kat180 03-04-2011 10:47 AM

How on earth do you read while diffusing your hair upside down!?!

WurlyLox 03-04-2011 10:57 AM

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.

PartyHair 03-04-2011 08:32 PM

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!

eche428 03-04-2011 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by kat180 (Post 1600945)
How on earth do you read while diffusing your hair upside down!?!

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! :laughing2::laughing2::laughing2:

MissAma 03-04-2011 11:26 PM

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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