Does anyone feel they read TOO much?
Huh? What does that even mean??? ???
No such thing!
That would be like saying I have too much money.
??? Well, I only feel like that when someone asks what I like to do and I’m like, “….Read?” ???
And I feel like reading so much benefits my children.
I’m sorry. I don’t understand the question?
If by reading too much you mean reading when I should be cleaning or doing laundry, I say mind your own business!
Laughing out load.
Definitely! I’d rather read than clean, any day. On my death bed, I will not be saying, “Oh, I’m so sorry my house isn’t cleaner.” I’ll be saying, “Gosh darn it, I haven’t finished that book, yet!”
Not possible!!! 😉
Sometimes when people say they have checked out too many books from my library, I always tell them “don’t bother dusting… it always comes back” ?
How can this be possible??
Does not compute
What does that even mean?
No. If anything I don’t read as much as I used to. I would like to get back to reading multiple books in one week
I mean do you escape other avenues in life because you’re in a book world.
Ask my husband. My book light bothers him.
Nope. If anything, not enough!
I sometimes feel like I’ve read too much of the wrong thing. I have a list of books that will better my understanding of humanity and I’m reading ‘candy’ books.
At my age I’ve decided it’s impossible to ever understand humanity. Bring on the ‘candy’!
Sometimes you need steak, sometimes you need All Bran. “Candy” books aren’t bad in moderation!
I was reading 4-5 books a month and found I didn’t have a good balance or room for my other hobbies so have cut down to 1 a month. Only downside is my ever-growing list of what I want to read just keeps getting bigger?
Is that even a thing??
Definitely not! If it were up to me and no distractions, work and every day life I’d be reading all day. ?
Nope – now that I am retired, I haven’t been reading as much. Ha – when working I would read books on my Nook at work and a different book at home – now, not so much. Have 100s of new books to read.
I don’t think that is actually possible
I do audio books so I can balance some of my other hobbies and housework too.
I don’t understand the question. That’s like saying you own too many books.
I do have to admit I sent about 40 books to Goodwill this weekend.
Since I’ve been retired books have become a compulsion.
Silly question! 🙂
I mean to the exclusion of everything else.
Do your kids, grandkids, co-workers, neighbors recognize you? If so, you’re not reading too much.
Nope. Wishing I could read more.
Yes, I read too much and eat too much. No plans to stop either one yet.?
I love it babe.
No …not enough !!??
There’s no such thing!
No such thing as reading took.
No. I feel I don’t read enough.
I got my hubby on Overdrive and now we fight over who’s book we listen to. Today I decided to use headphones so we were both listening to books lol
Is that a thing?
Sometimes I wonder if I read too much,but I do enjoy it and there are so many good bus…
Well then let’s talk about how many hours a day we read??
Other people may think I read too much. But it is never enough.
No. I make sure to have balance. In my free time I also hike, hang out with my friends, travel.
No such thing. Unless someone is a non-reader, then anything is too much.
Mm, I don’t understand that question ???
What is that?
I don’t understand the question…
There is no such thing as reading too much
Yes… I am a reading addict when I get started and I have so many other things to do!
I don’t understand the question ???
You’re kidding, right?
Is there such a thing??
Is there such a thing?
in my opinion, it is if your life gets out of balance with too much of s something.
@EN If your kids have clean clothes, you fed your dog, you’ve been fired from a job two or less times, you aren’t reading too much!
What a silly question!!!! ????
It can be an escape that shuts out impossible interaction
Can’t be done.
Never! I read every hour I’m awake! From news to email to books!
I go through phases. I can read a bunch of books in a week and sometimes I can only read a few pages then have to do something else. Every week for me seems like it’s different in terms of reading.
Used to feel guilty but got over it!
Well my hubby but that’s cause I don’t answer him while I’m reading.
Not even remotely. But my husband thinks I do.
No, but I’ve been told I do…oh well…
@Maureen I’ve been told the same thing. I don’t even listen
@John only because I miss you when you’re gone. ?
@Lisa I always come back though!
If I have a particularly early morning I will avoid reading cause then it’s like,I’ll be fine with 4 hours sleep
Pretty sure this is a typo.
I don’t understand
Yes, but I’m not going to change.
I don’t get it
Pfft.. never, ever, ever..ever..
I try to get double the amount of steps recommended by the Heart Association daily and that offsets the sitting and reading time ?
I have been known to do my steps in an empty room by my library WHILE READING! Fitbit may not count all the steps if I don’t swing my arm enough but double the enjoyment!
@Fran Then there’s dancing, jogging around the house and vacuuming, too! I can’t believe how much better my muscles and joints work with just activity throughout the day. I used to wake up miserable, but not now!
@Laurie That’s one thing I can’t do. Read while vacuuming!!!
@Fran I can’t either, but it does add some steps to the daily total?
I listen to audiobooks on the elliptical. It helps me look forward to working out!
Look out…. it’s a trick question! ?
Hi, my name is ………………… and I’m a read-a-holic. ❤️
Define too much.?
Hello Janet, I’m Linda a read-a-holic. ???
Can you read too much? I think not.
People sometimes tell me I do, which I think is RIDICULOUS. ?
Never read too much but spend wwwaayyy too much, that’s for sure!! ??
It was either virtual farming etc or reading and reading is rather more satisfying than fake anything.
Compared to watching TV or being on social websites too much? Reading is a far better choice.
No such thing.
… I prefer Bookjunkie !!!!
Umm…do you even belong in this group? 🙂
Reminiscing about when we were kids, my brother commented that I always had my nose in a book. I took it as a compliment!
In my childhood I would hear a parent or sibling say, “Where’s Fran?” “Of, she’s somewhere with her nose in a book.” Years later one of my kids asked through the bathroom door, “Mommy are you really going potty or are you just reading?” She had my number from a young age!!!!
My mom said grounding me didn’t do much good, because I liked sitting alone in my room reading. I was content.
I don’t understand? 😀
Nope. Not enough time to read as much as I want to. It’s a beneficial addiction.
I feel I don’t read enough!..lol
Not possible!! ?
Not enough hours in the day to read too much
I don’t think so but my husband might disagree!!!
I don’t… but my kids, my husband, and my editor might disagree.
HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHA
Only when I had to read text books and journal articles in college!
Is that possible??
You can never read too much. Just like you can never have too many books!
No such thing
Is that a viable concept
Is this a trick question?
Not even possible?
I was kinda feeling that way last year when I discovered Audible and was going through audio books every 2 -3 days. But then I reminded myself that as far as addictions go, this is pretty tame! 😀
My husband thinks I do . Not me !
I think other activities take too much time away from reading: eating, sleeping, etc.!
My husband thinks so!
My husband watches his TV while I read my books, but he thinks my reading is more isolating…..hmmmm. Not me….I’ve got my own movie/TV show going in my head….and no commercials!! 🙂
Just when I have work to do that I can’t concentrate on because I have to get back to my book
I don’t think that’s possible.
You have got to be kidding.
I get that we all love reading here, but seriously, yes i do think sometimes i read too much. We’re just lucky we have a socially acceptable addiction. If someone played video games as many hours as i read, they’d be excoriated. #readersprivilege
“Too much” is in the eye of the beholder. I know I could read more, and if I read less my house wouldn’t be as messy or my flower beds as weedy. But who really cares?
Never! If I were with someone I am sure they would judge. Glad I am alone!!
Um no however my eyes do rebel now and again !! I just go and get a snack and I am back to reading
Yes. There are times when I get lost in a book and neglect responsibilities, even taking care of myself
I read too much……..internet crap
Yeah. Until I force myself to socialize and I realize how many books I haven’t read. ?
Does not compute!!!
My husband feels like I read too much!
only when I notice I haven’t moved in hours, the light is beginning to fade, and the family is asking about dinner.
I have stirred dinner with a book in my hand MANY TIMES!! I used to read aloud to a nursing baby too.
Not for an instant.
my ex-husband used to say I read too much…..
Good reason for him to be an ex- then!!!
No. Although, I sometimes wish my reading was more organized.
I never thought about it…?… No. ?
Sometimes. I think I use it as an escape and sometimes I need more escape than other.
Very, very true!
My family seems to think I do!!!
My mother always thought I did. I disagreed.
Have your creditors come to repossess your books yet???
If not, you aren’t reading too much.
Actually yes but happy about it. I have to read everyday. People equally busy to me say, “I haven’t had time to read in so long.” Well, I don’t get that. I literally always make time. In the busiest, most stressful season of life–even when I had four jobs–I always read. I could probably get more work or chores around the house done if I wasn’t like “well, I need to go to bed so I can read, I’ll do this later.” But in 20 years, I am not going to fondly remember pushing myself to the brink in work…but I WILL fondly remember my book adventures! ☺️
I like to read at night before bed. It clears my head before going to sleep. If I didn’t read before bed I would end up going over my whole day and mentally prepping for the next day.
No way, Jose!!!!
No such thing!!!
That is like asking if I breathe too. much. No
What kind of question is this ?
After reading how much everyone else reads, I think I need to up my game.
There is no such thing!
How about not enough? ?
If only I didn’t have to sleep, eat, bathe, feed my family (they insist on dinner every day), and then, it “might” be enough reading. There is nothing that I love more than my family, I’d give up books for them. 🙂
Julia Wilson Elzie Have you read Vonnegut’s Unready to Wear?
No chance of that!
I was born with a book in my hand
Only when the alarm goes off and I was up late “reading just one more chapter” ??⏰
What they said oh yeah
It’s never enough@
No, I wish I had the freedom to read more.
If you’re so sucked into a book that you’re ignoring your kids, or not keeping up with necessary housework, Then it’s an addiction just like anything else can be. I’ve definitely been guilty of this before. Reading is so important. Just gotta make time for it that doesn’t take away from your other priorities.
Is there really such thing?
Nope. I don’t read enough!
Only when I realize how long I neglected chores.
There is no such thing.
i need to read more
No not enough
No. In fact I watch too much tv or movies and don’t read as much as I would like. I plan to turn that around and read more and watch less tv. I plan to add some exercise biking while I read too so I can get more activity at same time.
When I had PT after my hip replacement I would read on the treadmill. They used to yell at me but soon learned I was an incorrigible reader.
I get dizzy when I try to read on the treadmill. Audiobooks work great!
I keep forgetting about audio! I need to try that! Then I can get in more reading. Still need to tame my booklist though…it’s beyond ridiculous! lol
Ha ha ha, very funny. If you have to ask the question, you wouldn’t understand the answer.?
Not enough time
Only when my eyes start to hurt 🙂
Yes my eyes hurt and I get cramps in my hands from holding a book so long.
@Libby I had carpal tunnel surgery in December and that helped my “sore hand from heavy book” syndrome.
My eyes say yes, my heart says no.
Never how could anyone do that?
Nope… I feel the opposite!!!
No, often feel not enough!!
No but my husband begs to differ
Same here!! ?
I used to and then I retired from 30 years as school library media specialist. I still read every day, but now I choose to read only what interests me, and I have time for other things like painting that bedroom that needed it 25 years ago, cleaning house, fixing a decent meal, or getting together with friends now and then.
My waist line does:)
I think the definition of “too much” will vary from person to person. Do I think I read to much, just because I’m now and almost always in the middle of anywhere from 3-5 books at a time? Of course not!
I’m sorry, I don’t understand your question. ?
Maybe she mispelled “drink”?
I might not understand that question either.???
No, I’ve never felt that. Mostly that I don’t have the time to read more. And agree with @Caryn I could use more exercise.
Sometimes I do feel like I’m reading in a consumeristic way, so this year I’ focusing on Chunksters, which force me to slow down a bit. Almost finished with the Count of Monte Cristo!
No, wish I could read more!
Sometimes when I think of other projects I want to do and consider using my daily reading time, but I just can’t do it. It helps me wind down at the end of the day.
Your kidding right?
Could you rephrase the question? I don’t understand…..??
Not possible to think like that! How can a read TOO much, when I have all these books that I still want to read!
No no no! It’s my haven! My peace.
Reading is thinking.
Can one read too much? Hmmmm. Nope, not at all.
Ha I wish! I feel I don’t read enough!!!
I’ve been told that I do … and I thought that was the most ridiculous thing I could be told – and I was told that by a non-reader!!!
No, but my ex husband thought I did…
Or why he’s an ex? 🙂
@Rachel , exactly
Crazy talk! ?
I know, right?
???????? I don’t really understand the question.
Maybe for a fleeting moment I think I should do something different. But I keep reading!
That’s not possible…unless the baby goes hungry.
Or you can’t pay your mortgage. 🙂
@Krista the electricity is turned off.
That’s what candles are for.
@Krista Read on!
Sometimes it keeps me from doing chores that really need to be done. Also, I have gotten lost in a book, and if there is a horrible husband i might momentarily be mad at mine!
No. When I retired I promised myself I would read everyday and have mostly done that. Read is my top priority and I do it for me.
I didn’t know that was possible.
Yes. There is life to be lived and people to interact with to be found outside of a book too!
I have found that Audible is the answer! Can accomplish so many mundane tasks around the house and yard while enjoying a good book at the same time! If the reader is talented it often makes the book even better. May I recommend the Outlander series. You will forget that it is one person reading and become totally immersed . Read by Devina Porter I believe. Also…..A Gentleman From Moscow. Have heard from many that they have a hard time “getting in” to the book. The audio version is a gem!! Beautifully read brings the main character to life.
Thanks! Another perk….u can listen to an excerpt prior to selecting a book so you know if the reader appeals to you. AND you can return it for a refund if disappointed.
What kind of question is that? ???? No!
Just as social media is perceived as the bane of relationships, reading was predicted to be the downfall of productivity. “He who first shortened the labor of copyists by device of movable types was disbanding hired armies, and cashiering most kings and senates, and creating a whole new democratic world: he had invented the art of printing.: (Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, 1833) And as most predictions go…it will be what each individual allows.
Reading in place of relating to live persons in family and friends is “too much.” Reading in lieu of other real responsibilities is “too much.” Anything can be an addiction.
Good Heavens, NO! ?
Is that even possible?!
What???? No way
I read precisely as much as I mean too ??☕
I’m not sure I understand this question. ?
What does that mean?
Like cocaine, I can quite anytime I want.
No, I have a hard time finding time to read.
What do you mean by this question??
Actually, if you look at my house and my lack of time spent housekeeping, I probably DO read too much ?
Recently, dishes and other tasks take the backburner to reading. Which is fine sometimes, but…. I am thinking “reading time” might have to be the dangling carrot I use as a reward to myself when I have finished at least BASIC house-keeping/life task duties. 🙂
@Goldfinch , it’s what I do on weekends. I have a huge list of to dos and when they are “to done” I don’t feel guilty spending the rest of the day reading.
Define “too much.” ?
Is that even possible?
No, but my mom used to say I did!
Is that possible?
My wife thinks I read too much. Does that count?
My boyfriend does. Book time is silent time lol
There’s no such thing.
Sometimes I do. My Goodreads challenge isn’t a goal to reach, it’s a limit to not exceed.
That’s an interesting way to look at your Goodreads challenge.
If I didn’t read as much as I do, I’d have to spend a fortune going out to movies,plays (or operas), and concerts, because I don’t have any TV here. It sounds odd to say it when I read for entertainment, but I lack the patience necessary to enjoy television.
There is nothing worth watching any way.
Florence Dube Lockhart I wouldn’t necessarily say that. I do miss some things, like Turner Classic Movies; the local university channel with its broadcasts of concerts, lectures, and its art house films on Saturdays; the free rebroadcasts of operas from the Met (which used to save me the cost of $26 to see it screened live); etc. But television series annoyed me because I DID think there were some things worth watching, but I didn’t necessarily want to watch them every week. Thus, I started recording programs on the DVR, and had to set up such a clip to catch up with the backlog that I was far more annoyed by that than having to watch them weekly. Given that I wasn’t interested in seeing things once a week, having to see three episodes at a time before the next program aired just made it that much worse. That’s why I say I don’t have the patience for television. So after several months of filling up the DVR with things I was going to watch “later”, I canceled the subscription and returned the box to the cable company.
I rarely watch TV these days.
Umm…..no. I think that there may be something wrong with you if you do.
What a silly question!
How can you read too much.
No way that’s like having too much fun it’s not possible!
Yes lately I have and ive been ignoring everyone lol…I know I needed a break
Lol I have that problem sometimes. I don’t really complain though because sometimes I find that reading is more enjoyable than being around people. I’m an introvert, so I need that time to myself.
@Monty I agree, me too
I will add to the “Nevers”
Sure, but I ignore it.
No!! I wish I had more time to read!
Maybe a little. I’m retired, but I continue to let the housework go and just read more. 😉
doubt you will look back and wish u had done more housework 😉
Nope. My mother-in-law used to say “I know I read too much” and I’d say “no such thing”. I figure we readers need to help balance those poor misguided souls who never read.
Never. Some people believe I do, but that does not bother me.
no such thing
Reading stretches our minds, introduces us to other countries and acquaint us w different perspectives from different people. How can a person learn too much?
Some people believe that things like cleaning house, doing laundry, paying bills should come first. ? Seriously??
NEVER!!! There is no such thing!
As long as I can hold a job and keep myself alive, there is no too much.
Define too much?? Is there such a thing? Reading too much is like eating too many vegetables…it’s the good thing everyone wants .
What are you saying?! No way I can read too much!
I’m sorry, is that a real question????? LOL
I am only answering you. I wrote this question. Sometimes I read to escape things I should be doing. I read 5-6 hrs a day. I love to read
Read too much?!?!? Never heard of such a thing!! LOL!
What does that even mean? I’d like to try!
Somebody once asked me how I found the time to read so much and I did confess that never cleaning my house freed up a lot of hours.
There is no such thing as reading too much!
Yes, there is.
Hahahaha – I don’t really understand the question…
No, I try to balance it with chores and other acitivities, also work 40 hrs a week, think about my current book while doing everything else, lol!
I don’t understand the question. ?
Right? Like someone asking do we breathe too much ?
No, that’s crazy talk!
I went to school with a gal that would prop her math (or any subject) book up so the cover could be seen and inside was a library book. She became a Librarian……..big surprise. RIP Beatrice Hill Hagerty.
Sometimes. . . but then I pick up a book until the feeling passes!!
Not when there are so many good authors out there!! ???
No, but I’ve been told that I do.
If only. Sigh…..
Is that a thing?! ?
My husband thinks I do, but ,no, I don’t,
I can’t read fast enough!! Now reading the sequel to 100 White Women, called “The Vengeance of the Mothers”.
No! Sometimes not enough. So many books …. so little time.
Not sure there is such a thing…
My family thinks that I do but I just read whenever I want to!
BTW: I live alone.
If only there were more hours in the day so I could read more. So many books, so little time.
Sometimes my brain and my eyes tell me I do but I don’t believe them!!!
Well my eyes sometimes feel that I’ve exceeded my limit for the day .. but I just switch to audiobook……
What is this “read too much” you speak of?
Not possible! Lol!
No, not enough!
I read at least a book a day, and don’t believe that is enough.
Not at all. So many books, so little time…
My mantra since my preteens, I’m 66, and it really bothers me that I will never finish my tbrl, and all the new ones coming out that I will add
No such thing.?
Everyone’s Reading : Real Life ratio is a little different. Don’t you dare interrupt “my” nap time (when my daughter is sleeping) with your presence. That is my perfect amount of reading.
I can’t love this enough
Well. I have been accused of that.
No such thing as too much reading