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 How long do you usually read in one sitting?
At my best I can sit and read a book for about 2 hours straight. But then I start to drift to other things.

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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
I can usually read for over 3 hours, but it depends on how interesting the book is. If it is not interesting i don't read for more than an hour.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
Oh goodness... I can read for hours and hours. I've never really timed myself, but I would say I've read many times for a good 8 hours straight, easily. Is that crazy or what? Wait. Don't answer that.


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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
not crazy at all :)

if the book is right i will read until physical pain sets in, and as soon as the pain is assuaged i will simply resume until the words run out :lol:

i've only had two books like that recently.

more typically though an hour or two or three, often followed by reading something else.

also spend many many hours listening to audiobooks, lectures, etc etc especially while playing computer games.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
In ideal conditions (a book I'm really interested in, a comfortable reading position, and a snack within arms reach) I could read for about 3-4 hours. However, I find myself needing to put down a book every now and again to think about what I just read.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
I can read for hours and hours but I also usually read more than one book at a time. So a few chapters of this and a few chapters of that with a magazine for dessert perhaps. I can scan ten books or more in an afternoon at the bookshop...does anyone remember Johnny Five in "Short Circuit"? Input! Input! Yep, that's the way it is sometimes.


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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
I read about an hour, even on books I enjoy.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
Usually for about an hour; then I have to get up and stretch. When I was younger, I could read for hours if the book was good. :wink:


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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
2 hours is my best score, I loose focus afterwards and start to think about other things while reading and then I surprise myself that I read 2 pages and I don't know what they were about. :/



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
Two hours is about right for me or 1/3 of a book whichever comes first.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
It depends on the book. I've picked up a book and couldn't put it down until I finished it 8 hours later. But I can't always devote that much time to reading. I usually start my reading around 10pm and read until Midnight unless I'm hooked and then I keep telling myself "just one more chapter." 2 hours minimum each night.


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About an hour most normally, but I have read 2 or 3 hours before if I had the time and the story was really great.


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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
Since I usually read in the car while my ride takes me to school and/or work, I usually read about 20 minutes or so at a time throughout the day. But since that's multiple trips in a day, then I'm not sure how long that would be in total.

Outside of the car, I usually read in between classes, or when waiting on my ride. Depending on the wait, I can read upwards of an hour to an hour and a half at a time. Of course, my interest in the book I'm reading also affects this.


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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
It depends on what I am reading. If it's a magazine or a newspaper very quick. If it's a very good book it could be several hours. If I am reading anything by my 2 very favorite authors (Jean Sasson and Janet Evanovich) I almost always finish the book in either 1 or 2 sittings. Other times if the book does not catch my interest I can stop reading very quickly, but if I start a book I will always come back and finish it. And if I have a good book lined up to read next by a favorite author I will usually read the dull book very quickly and can spend as much as 3 or 4 hours at a time reading it.



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Post Re: How long do you usually read in one sitting?
I've taken to reading stage plays in recent years, and those I can typically devour in a single sitting. However poetry collections, which are generally the same page length, take longer.


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