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Old 27-09-2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Well, so I've been thinking to post this poll on here for a few months now.

Some of us hate reading, while others are total bookworms who consume books by the dozens.

Which one are you?



Personally, I'm in the 25+ cathegory. And that's when I "barely had time to read anything this year".

OK, maybe that's not exactly true. I actually had some proper time for reading in March, when I had to go to a hospital for a week. As a part of preparations I went shopping for books - three bookstores visited, 12 tomes in total. I ran out of things to read just a day before they let me out of hospital.
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Old 27-09-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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I wish you asked me last year where I had read at least 20.

This year I've been concentrating on music and games.
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Old 27-09-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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It's more or less my job to read books, so definitely 25+ for me. Usually I read about 100-120 books per year. I agree that hospitals are great for reading, unless you're unlucky enough to share a room with an old lady who for some obscure reason believes you'd like to be told how to make Tiffany lampshades.
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Old 27-09-2006, 11:20 AM   #4
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100-120 per year? Are you a critic or something like that?
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Old 27-09-2006, 11:45 AM   #5
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120 books a year is quite a lot Raffles... () I think I might manage half of that in a year at most... If I added the technical books as well though... but that's another poll...
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Old 27-09-2006, 12:03 PM   #6
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Well, I believe I read only about 11-15 books this year... not that I don't like reading - I do love doing it - but I don't have enough time to do it :wallbash:

EDIT: Miss Raffles - 100 - 120 books a year? mg2: WOW
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Old 27-09-2006, 12:11 PM   #7
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(the_fifth_horseman @ Sep 27 2006, 10:20 AM) [snapback]257680[/snapback]</div>
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100-120 per year? Are you a critic or something like that?
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Heh, not quite.
I'm doing a degree in English Language and Literature, you see, so I have to read an awful lot of primary texts for my tutorials. 25 books is about how much I managed to read over the long vacation (about ten weeks), and I'd have read even more if I hadn't had a lazy phase somewhere in between. There's a reason why the faculty cites "enthusiasm for literature" as one of the main criteria for applicants...
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Old 27-09-2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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Duh! I only read books for study this year, but i don't count them in here. Expert books are not really fun. Rarelly i find them interesting. Articles are better sometimes.

so,... 0.
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Old 27-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #9
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(gregor @ Sep 27 2006, 11:19 AM) [snapback]257706[/snapback]</div>
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Duh! I only read books for study this year, but i don't count them in here. Expert books are not really fun. Rarelly i find them interesting. Articles are better sometimes.

so,... 0.
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Well, I usually enjoy reading most of the stuff on my reading lists (even if it's a bit of a struggle to get through sometimes), so I think it still counts. If I didn't count the reading I need to do for my course, I'd proabably end up at around 60 books a year.
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Old 27-09-2006, 12:54 PM   #10
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Well, this year I only read 6 to 10 books. And I don't count those in that I read in order to write professional articles. And I nearly read a fully newspaper everyday. So there isn't much margin left...
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