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A month is quite good timing for The Stand, especially if you read the uncut version! Good point that the page numbers make a big difference - it's not as simple as the number of books themselves.
I try to limit it to 50 pages a day or I would get nothing else done. Sometimes more if I am trying to finish a book. When I read something on my kindle, I am not aware of how many pages I read and sometimes I read faster that way.
I agree with Amanda, it isn't the number of pages as much as the density of the material. I read The Stand years ago when it first came out - one of my favorite Stephen King books.
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Starting with fiction and moving toward non-fiction seems to be a pattern with a lot of folks. I read a lot of action/thrillers and they do tend to run together. I hope when I write mine, my character/plots will be unique enough not to bore readers!
Barb Johnson says
My niece introduced me to this - you can probably find the challenge online somewhere. It's been fun and has introduced me to a few authors I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.
Keith Abt says
I'm impressed Keith! I read a mix of fiction (action / thrillers mainly) and non-fiction (mainly current event topics). Keep reading!
Christin Sander says
I'm not sure how many books I read in a year, I guess this challenge will help me figure that out. I read 4 in Jan, 3 in Feb and 1 in March. It keeps going down! But partly because I haven't found anything that's really caught my interest.
M. T. Dremer says
Well, I can't fault you for reading just 10 books in a year, that's almost 1 / month. We have less time as adults to spend on reading and if you're like me, you read 5 mins in bed before falling asleep!
I've read a number of excellent kids' books - late elementary - high school. One of my favorites that I ended up reading 3 times with my then-4th grade son was Holes. Sad at first, but of course it ended up happily.
Have you read the book The Martian? I read it not long ago and it was very good. I'm not into sci-fi much. It was written by a man who rec'd lots of kudos for its technical correctness. It's going to be made into a movie with Matt Damon.
It isn't a list like they give in school, rather a suggestion/challenge such as "read a book with a number in the title" or "read a book of short stories" You find the book you want based on those parameters. I used to read lots in HS too.