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  #1  
November 6th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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to finish a novel?
Let's say the typical medium size novel, more or less 500 pages?

Before David was born I could read a book a week, I think I'm down to a book a month by now

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November 6th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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LOL! I can totally relate! I could go through a book in about a week as well. Ever since I had Madelyn I'm taking much longer to get through a good size novel, and now with Sam, well, I'm lucky to get much reading done at all because I'm so tired by the time I get to bed, I'd just rather sleep(while I can). I finished The Five People You Meet in Heaven in 3 nights, but that is only 200 pages long. I'm still working on Conversations With God, and I started that probably mid-October. When I wasn't on Maternity leave, I'd read at my lunch hour and breaks when my students weren't around. That's why I got through the Da Vinci Code so quickly (maybe a week or so).

My grammar really sucks tonight. Sorry for the run-on sentences!


btw, Sharon, congratulations on your pg. I hope all goes well for you during your pg. and many blessings to you and your soon- to- be larger family.


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November 6th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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For me it seems to completely depend on the book. Right now I am reading "Wicked" and I will probably finish it in about a 2-week timeframe. Prior to that I had gotten "Zorro" from the library and it was a 2-week only rental. Well, didn't finish it, so I'm going to check it out again when I return "Wicked" (assuming its there). I was definitely a faster reader before kids, and I was even a faster reader between kids Having an infant just really messes with my reading time
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November 6th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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I just finished Nora Roberts "Northern Lights". It's 637 pages long and took me about a week.
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November 6th, 2005, 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Paper-Bag-Princess@Nov 6 2005, 04:42 PM
btw, Sharon, congratulations on your pg. * I hope all goes well for you during your pg. and many blessings to you and your soon- to- be larger family.


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Thanks!
I guess that means I'm about to read a book a year

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November 7th, 2005, 11:20 AM
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I get most of my books from the library, which gives me two weeks. So, I DO read most books within two weeks (deadlines are very motivating for me, lol).
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November 7th, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Originally posted by ryansmama@Nov 7 2005, 02:20 PM
(deadlines are very motivating for me, lol).
Arrgh! I wish!
I couldn't even finish watching the first season of "24" in the week I had it here. I'll have to go rent it again because I'm dying to know what happens.

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November 9th, 2005, 02:17 PM
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I read very slowly and deliberately... I get totally consumed in the page (try having a conversation with me as soon as I close the book-- it's hillarious; like talking to a zombie lol) so it takes me forever to read a single book. Even with deadlines.. I really struggle with that in school, because I have to read A LOT of really difficult things (like stuff written in old english) and it takes me so much longer than other students... I've learned to substitute sleep with reading For leisure reading though, I'm able to set a book down and not touch it for a month, and come back to it as if no time had passed, so that's usually what I end up doing

Although I was able to finish book six of Harry Potter in four days... I didn't eat or sleep; I just read. I guess things will change when I have a little one to care for! Hopefully I'll be getting my reading kicks with Dr. Seuss soon!!!!
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November 9th, 2005, 04:30 PM
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Although I was able to finish book six of Harry Potter in four days... I didn't eat or sleep; I just read.
Why do those books do that? I also finished it in like three days when a much smaller book can take me about 3 weeks. My poor dh wanted to go to sleep and I kept reading "just one more page".
of course, he did exactly the same thing to me when it was his turn to read it

There's really something about Harry!

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November 10th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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I was just reading reviews on Nora Robert's Northern Lights, it loosk good. she' smy favorite author!!!!

It takes me longer now b/c I have two kids, and by the time they're in bed i'm exhausted! BUT, I think i'm getting my steam back, b/c I just read Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts in 3 days! It was a quick read, but I loved it!
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