I just want an idea of how often you read, how long do you read, and what kind of books/writing interests you the most. But being that this is the "Books, Literature, and Writing" section, most people here probably read more than the average person.
Also, how much do you think the average person reads?
Reading the hubs of other hubbers I follow takes up a good two hours per day. On top of this I try to read at least one fiction novel every two months. Usually I can fit this in in bed at night or when I wake in the morning. I will read hubs on almost any topic if written by my friends, but as far as books, fiction is my preferred recreational read.
Over the past sixteen years most of my reading was reading for information. Today, I still read with one of those techniques called chunking. I scan for an interest or a specific and then read with intensity.
I am seeking to read novels once again. I use to read novels much more before those sixteen years. The difference of reading style affected being able to enjoy a book of length. My hope is that will change.
However, that does not answer the question. Today I read both that which I did compose and that composed by others. I spend probably 4 - 6 hours a day writing. So, that is probably split between rereading and writing. A fault of mine is being wordy said with a giggle + giggle or a LOL. I am seeking to learn editing while improve my writing.
Then I read articles for information researching what I am writing about. I may spend 2 - 3 hours doing outside reading. I simply have not measured, so I dun'no . . . That means I spend probably near to 5 hours a day reading. I still desire to read novels again.
If I have the time I usually read every day. I usually read a either an hour - or a chapter - of a fiction book; it is before bedtime so I might get too sleepy to go that far. Throughout the day, at times, I read bits of non-fiction books.
I have no guess how much a person reads, it all depends on the person, how they were raised, etc.
I read every week around 500 pages, maybe more or less. I write a lot too, so I read what I write.
But as far as how much one reads, I would be just guessing. It is a very good question, with all the video gamers, picture gazers and people texting with symbols instead of words make it even harder.
Actually i found education books are the best to make me sleep anytime.
I read everyday online for a few hours and before going to bed.
I read every night before I go to sleep. It relaxes me. As a writer, I think reading is necessary to learn my craft. I restrict my reading to bedtime because if I read during the day I would never get anything done.
I read nonfiction usually about social issues or biographies. I'm fascinated by how people get to where they are from where they begin. I read fiction for entertainment and for the joy of reading good work. I like to read the first works of writers who have "made it." to track their development. (For the record, I think "Outlander" is the best of Gabaldon's series - it's the first one.
I hear hubbers say they don't read, don't see why they need to, yada, yada, yada. Fine. Their choice. But also their loss as writers.
Well I'm constantly reading online but I've missed reading a good, physical book. It'll always be a different experience from an e-book or other digital media.
I am on my 12th or 13th book this year already (I lost count)... I read a lot of non fiction, mostly biographies of people I admire as well as books about films/music... anything that can give me some new useless knowledge/trivia
I usually read inspirational stories, the Bible (scriptures) and of course Hub Pages daily. Reading is so good for us. It keeps the mind stimulated. I read about 2.5 to 3 hours per day. I would imagine that others must read as much as I do if not more.
I had not picked up a physical book in years, but recently I have been reading a philosophy book. I like fantasy, and I'm thinking that will be the next genre I read.
i read most of the time since there's nothing t do yet.
But if i got school. i read before i go to sleep until im sleepy best way to make you fall asleep.
I read a book on average, about one per month. That's way down from times that I would read about 2-3 books per week. Most of my reading is done from the internet. Lately, I have been purchasing more and more ebooks.
I read a little every day; I also write down what I read. I read books magazie news paper my kindle and so forth I try to read a little of everything.
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