180 books for the year. How about you?
I have read 19. My goal is 30 lol
11 of 10 working on 12
55 of 50
36 and still counting.
14 out of the 10 I thought and I got a Kindle well recently it’s upped some but lately I’ve been wanting to focus on one at a time ?
33 of 40
131 of 200
51 out of 100
111 and almost done with 112
How can people read that much???!?!?!?! I’ve read 6 books so far this year, and I’m really struggling to get to read 12 by the end of this year ?
I hide from my kids
@Paula I usually only read series. Whats your genre?
@Indy Mostly fantasy, but I also read historical fiction.
@Paula Shannon Mayer, cj archer, Sarah j maas
@Paula same!!! I work full time. When I come home, i struggle to read a page before i get sleepy.
Turn of wifi. It might help.
Get a phone app and have it read you audiobooks while you commute, work, do chores or go for walks. Most of the apps will let you speed it up. At 1.5 speed, you’ll burn through a book in a day or two.
@Anindita I don’t really pay attention to internet 😛
@Jeff I used to do that in the past. But I enjoy reading better ^_^
You GO! 🙂 73/100
I have three teens, a husband and a full time job. By the time I’m able to read I usually fall asleep reading. I try to squeeze in some reading on my lunch break or if I awake before my alarm goes off.. but honestly I do well to read a book or two a month!! ??♀️??♀️
So cool! 71/100 !?
I’m on #79
1100 books a year with 50+ main points of 3 best chapters each diagrammed —-44,000 books thus far. The more you read the faster you spot what in each book is NEW to you
Got any favorites that were life-changing or at least stick in your head?
@Jeff my 4000 favorites categorized under 450 “intellectual interests” are a free download several web places and found in several of my ebooks on amazon
Political philosophy and time by Grunel, Seize the day by Saul Bellow, On Revolution—On Violence—-The Human Condition——all 3 by Hannah Arendt, Fiske’s book on 4 elemental kinds of social relations, Kegan In Over Our Heads, Leaf by Niggle by JRRTolkien , Origins of Genius by Simonton, Dunes by Abe Kobo, Magus by John Fowles, all books after 1980 by Derek Bok, Managers not MBAs by Henry Mintzverg, nordic work theory by Hedberg/Emory/Weisbord, Michod’s books on natural selection dynamics, Stuart Kaufman ‘s Alone in the Universe, Wolfram A New Kind Of Science, W. Brian Arthur The economy as complex adaptive system , scott Page Diversity, Jeffrey West Scale, + 3985 others
Jeff Emmert Benjamin, Dahl various on democracy theory—-Thompson Ellis Wildavsky on political culture, Alan Fournier Le Grand Maunie, New Heaven New Earth by Lawrence, all by Ivor Williams, The Sibyl by Par Lagerkvist, Demian By Hesse, Kristeva—Barthes—-deBeauvoir—-Sartre—-Camus, Rollo May various,
Do you also write social/political books?
@Jeff all my books are non USA non consuming non rock and ugly ghetto dress and “bro”s lingo, non Harvard and the worship of celebrities and elites by servile peoples like Americans—-all my work ASSUMES readers have outgrown ALL put in them while growing up somewhere—so those still trusting and using their own gender nationality religion, societal manias elites etc i consider the root of ALL evil. My books require EDUCATEDNESS as a commitment to outgrow your own best loved parts of self. People liking themselves are PURE EVIL as evil as evil ever gets in all my books—i do not write to help feeble Americans feel “good” about their demonstrably not at all good selves.
Bet the food’s good there in Yokohama. ?
Jeff Emmert. One day soon—some rich chinese will buy all the land in japan and turn the entire 4 main islands into a giant restaurant—-so yes i find the art imaginiveness food health quality crimelessness non-christian anti-self-righteousness here REFRESHING. Plus a health insurance system second only to France and eons centuries beyond american norms and imaginations.
A recent book on all things culture via all things Japanese by me is on amazon as ebook now —-VIA JAPAN CULTURE
Not many this year. Not grabbing me. So many more interesting things to do, like play music, make stufff.
I’m on number 141
Maybe 5 so far. How and when do you all find the time??? At night before bed is the only free time I have and reading one page can make me sleepy.
@Laurie I read before work if I wake up in time my days off I try to read almost all day. Everywhere I go I take a book with me or my Kindle ?
@Laurie, I am a pensioner now. I can read sometimes all day long if it’s ☔
On my rare days off, I gotta clean the house. I can maybe set aside a half hour. Or wait for beach days…in 3 months time. Lol.
Maybe try audiobooks while ur cleaning
@Laurie it was like that for me too. But now, after, 44 yrs doing most of the time 2 jobs, I reward myself with reading ? whenever I can
I read all day for my Uni degree, can not tell you the exact figure, but it is a bloody lot. ???
Wow! It has never been a point of pride to count books read. In my world anyway. And then there is the time factor. I have always read. I enjoy it for its own sake
I’d rather go for quality instead of quantity.
Why can’t it be both ?
I dont waste my time struggling through a book I am not enjoying.
I am on 120 and have three and a half months to go
I average 3 per month
I read a real mix of books some short, some long just always like to have something on the go
Last year I read 170 but this year I’ll stick with 150
I have a job.
Kat Kenklies having a job is always great. I have two.
Kat Kenklies same! I’m lucky if I get through a book every 3 months. The last one I finished in a month but I had a 20 hour flight 2 times and got to read more than normal. On a regular day, I get about 10 min total to read each night.
30 I think
158, will finish another one today though. (Yes, I work full-time ?)
Jean Martin awesome! I just finished a book 6 (I think) in the steele and glass series. I get in so many books because im usually listening to one at work or reading a night.
So far, 43.
50 so far…but have been reading some of the Big Ones this year which has slowed the quantum down (eg The Decameron, The Divine Comedy)
Who said: It is better to see one cathedral 20 times that to see 2o cathedral one time?
Raymond Carver?? (Just a guess.. lol)
I think it was Sinclair Lewis, the first American writer to get the Nobel Prrize.
I think I’m right around 15? I get in 1-2 books a month. My aim is 24books for the year.
I honestly don’t count.
About 20-25 a year. Any more than that and I’m reading for some reason other than enjoyment.
So far 111
98 so far.
I quit counting somewhere after 150
Working on number 97 at the moment.
47 so far. Trying for 100
@Cleopatra thats some reading! Completely awesome
@Indy I don’t watch TV at all I read anytime I’m idle and listen to audio books when I’m driving and at work. So at times it 2-3 books at the same time depending on what I’m doing
How long does it usually take you to finish a single book??
Depends on length , time , interest etc
@Nina depends on the length and the storyline. A very good book I will devour in two nights. Audio I listen to about 7hr a night a work as I am walking.
Oh.. That’s amazing.
I don’t count but low double digits maybe?
75 and proud of it!
I don’t count but definitely 100 and above per year
If kids’ books count, ONE MILLION. If not, about 15.
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