Monday, December 5, 2011

Musing Mondays - How much do you read?

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This week’s musing asks…

How many books do you read in a week? Month? Year?

My answer...

I can usually do at least one a week, maybe two. If I include audios, I can red between 6 and 8 month. I try for 100 a year, but often I'm in the 80 range. Although this year I should make it to 100 with no problem. It's hard to read as much as I'd like with a full time job. I guess when I retire I'll be able to read more, but that day is looking further and further away :(


  1. Great answer! It's tough trying to really figure out how much we read when it changes so often. My number definitely fluctuates! :)

    Here's mine:

  2. I started to keep track of how many books I read this year (2011). It's the first year I ever kept track. If I worked full time I would never read as many as I do now.

  3. This year is shaping up to be less than last year, but there is 25 more days to go! ;)

  4. I was just thinking that I don't read enough! I could make reading more books a goal for 2012.

  5. Hi Yvonne,

    I have never really kept track of how many books I read, as I think that if I was keeping a running total and felt in my own mind that I wasn't reading enough, then I would feel pressured to read more books, more quickly.

    This would be bad for me, because I would then find myself skimming pages, rather than reading them thoroughly word for word, which is what I like to do.

    The main reason for not adopting the strategy of reading more quickly, would simply be that it would not be so enjoyable. Reading for me is a hobby and should be savoured and enjoyed as such.

    Since I started blogging one thing has become blatantly obvious, I do tend to read much more slowly and less often than many of my fellow bloggers, who manage to get reviews out on a seemingly daily basis. I am always conscious therefore, that my blog may not have the varied content and as many regular updates as others ... oh well! Less writing and back to the reading!!


  6. I aim for 100 per year but never make it past the 60's


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