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How many books in a year do you read (your best guess)? Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?


I'm taking a 2015 Reading Challenge this year. We work from a suggested book list - book with a color in the title, book written by an author whose initials are the same as yours, etc. It will be interesting to see if I read any more this year than in past years.

 

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    Amanda (Amanda108) 24 months ago

    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.


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    Danette Watt 23 months ago

    I'm impressed Keith! I read a mix of fiction (action / thrillers mainly) and non-fiction (mainly current event topics). Keep reading!

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    Danette Watt 23 months ago

    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!

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    Danette Watt 23 months ago

    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!

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    Danette Watt 24 months ago

    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.

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    Danette Watt 24 months ago

    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.

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    Danette Watt 23 months ago

    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.

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    Danette Watt 24 months ago

    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.

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    Danette Watt 24 months ago

    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.