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Infrequently...
 
Poll: How often do you read a book?
I read from a book every day.
A few days a week.
A week or two each month.
Every few months.
I read infrequently, saving it for really good books.
There are books?
View Results (61 votes)
 

Magpie
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Dec 7 2012, 9:48pm


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...although, I used to be totally addicted to reading. I came from a family who couldn't go to the bathroom, take a bath, or eat breakfast without something to read.

I used to prowl all night grocery stores for something to read.

I would fall asleep with a book next to me the bed.

I read constantly.

Then I didn't.

I'm not really sure what changed except I think I had kids. I would get very, very engrossed in a book and exclude the real world while I read and I couldn't do that with kids. And I think I just never found another process for reading.

I was reading to my kids by that point and then I got a job reading books to kids. So I was still 'reading books'. Once the kids grew up and my job was eliminated, I never shifted back to obsessive adult book reading.

I did continue to read on vacations. I read all the HP books on vacation except for DH. I couldn't risk being spoiled and read it immediately.

When I picked up LOTR for the first time in 30 years in summer of 2002, it was the first time I spent that kind of time with a book for 15 years or so. For many reasons, it was a life altering experience for me to pick those books up again and read them obsessively like the good old days.

Since then, I have read a few books now and then while not on vacation. But nothing close to the frequency as before. I listen to a fair number of audio books in the car.


I did get the first two Butcher books for Christmas last year and found the fourth at the thrift store. I'm hoping someone will get me the third for Christmas this year. :-)

Subject User Time
How often do you read a book? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 7 2012, 7:11pm
    Every day. Alassëa Eruvande Send a private message to Alassëa Eruvande Dec 7 2012, 7:14pm
    Once upon a time CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Dec 7 2012, 7:40pm
    Every day since I learned to read. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Dec 7 2012, 8:46pm
        I resemble this remark. :-) // Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Dec 7 2012, 10:44pm
    Infrequently... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 7 2012, 9:48pm
        Another casualty of parenthood... wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 8 2012, 3:16am
    Lots and lots and lots sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Dec 8 2012, 12:21am
    A little of something every day wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Dec 8 2012, 3:05am
        see, now... I was thinking how I wouldn't like that factor of Kindling Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Dec 8 2012, 5:59am
    We have bookshelves in our bathroom. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 8 2012, 4:12am
    I usually have more than one book going at a time Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 8 2012, 5:47am
        Would that be... zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 8 2012, 8:02am
            No, it's Annael Send a private message to Annael Dec 10 2012, 5:01am
    (Almost) Every day zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 8 2012, 7:34am
    Not as much as I would like DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 8 2012, 8:08am
    Reading habbit sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Dec 8 2012, 8:42pm
        I do that too! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Dec 9 2012, 3:23am
            Reading habbit sam90 Send a private message to sam90 Dec 9 2012, 7:45pm
    Infrequently nowadays Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 9 2012, 7:51pm
        you still read sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Dec 10 2012, 2:19am
            True Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Dec 10 2012, 2:09pm
    Almost every day, One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Dec 10 2012, 5:05pm
    everytime I'm not doing much ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Jan 5 2013, 5:30am
    It's sad, really, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 2 2013, 1:52am

 
 
 

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