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January 2nd, 2012, 10:04 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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I read somewhere that the average American only reads a couple books a *year* and about 100 in their lifetime. I don't get it. I seriously don't get it. I LOVE to read. I can't imagine going through life and barely reading. I read to myself, I read to my mom and big kids, I read to the little boys (but I don't count those books since their little kid books), I read to my husband and kids... I just read. I read a wide variety of stuff. I'm rereading the Anastasia Krupnik series by Lois Lowry right now. Obviously that's way too easy for me and I read them fast, but it's been a long time since I read them and it's where I got Ani's first name (which is Anastasia). I read everything the kids have to read in school so we can have intelligent discussions about them. I read free books I download to my Kindle in all sorts of genres (some are good, some are not, some have led me to read a lot more by the author). I've even branched out a little recently and found that I enjoy some genres I never liked before.

So the last two years I've kept track of how many books I've read and how many pages. In 2010 I read 61 books and 18,843 pages. In 2011 I read 101 books and 26,135 pages. Can you tell my littlest is getting bigger and I have more time? My goal is always to read a book a week. It's fun to see if I can outdo my previous year, too, though. We'll see what happens in 2012.
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January 2nd, 2012, 02:03 PM
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wow...just wow. I am dyslexic so it is REALLY hard for me to read. I do love to listen to audio books, but it takes a long time to get through one book that way. I would never be able to read that many books without the audio portion. I don't have access to too many of those for now, but when we have more money, I will listen to a lot more!
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January 5th, 2012, 05:00 AM
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I LOVE TO READ! But rarely have the time. I can, if given the opportunity, read an entire book in one-two days. When I travel for work I often listen to books on cd as well....love that!
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January 22nd, 2012, 11:12 PM
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I also love reading and have really picked it back up in earnest the last few months. I am always looking for good book recommendations especially from LDS people. I hate that there is no rating system for books so you don't really know what you're getting into. I can't tell you how many books I've had to put down because of offensive material. I would love to hear any recommendations you have.
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January 24th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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We all (me, two big kids, my husband, and my parents) absolutely loved Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (who is LDS, but the book is not an LDS book). We also all really enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy. As a family we're reading the Tennis Shoes series by Chris Heimerdinger. The first couple the writing is pretty bad, but he definitely got better as time went on!
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January 24th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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thanks Heather! The Hunger games were great. I have not read Michael Vey and will definitely check it out.

Haha I used to devour the tennis shoes series when I was a kid...haven't read any of them since I was like 12. Maybe I'll revisit them. I remember enjoying The Feathered Serpent.
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April 4th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I love to read too. Just finished the Hunger Games last week. It took me 4 days to read all 3. So I guess I've met you quota for the year statistically. lol

I can't find my Kindle though!!!! ACK!!!! Not good. I'm really confused as to where it could be. I want my Kindle back.
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April 5th, 2012, 05:34 AM
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It would drive me crazy if I lost my Kindle. I reread the Hunger Games last week. I love those books. Even better the second time around!

So far this year I've read 36 books. That is insane.
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April 5th, 2012, 06:51 PM
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Oh wow Heather! I'm not sure how many I've read, but not nearly that many.

I really want my Kindle!
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April 5th, 2012, 08:40 PM
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I actually read all of the hunger games. Loved it. I wish I had a kindle.
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April 12th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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I got a kindle for my birthday last year and it was the best bday present I've ever gotten. I would be so upset if I lost mine! Hope you find yours Sharon.
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