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Dorothy W.

Interesting question about how many pages you read per day -- I'm curious about myself, although I'm sure I won't actually figure out the numbers. I think I'm a slow reader.


It depends on the book for me. I think I am generally a slow reader, but during the day I usually have enough reading opportunities where I can make a little progress. The Observations for example reads really fast, and really so does W&P, but I am finding that the Stoker that I just started has been going very slowly for me. I am probably being optimistic thinking I can read 65 pages a day--I will have to pay attention now and see if I was close.


My suggestion for finishing W&P--since the chapters are short-- is to make it your bathroom book. :)

The last couple of weeks I've been reading one, at most two, books at a time and it's felt great. I have a feeling by next week I'll have three or four underway again, though. There are just too many books I want to get through by the end of the year.


You're too funny Susan. The chapters are short. So far it has been my bus book (at least in the morning--in the afternoon it is too loud on the bus--people and their cell phones!!!--so I bring something else that isn't very heavy duty). I used to love reading in the bathtub. In my old house I had the best bathtub, but the shower/bath in this house is awful--no sloping back--so it is only showers for me these days. I have quite a few books that I would love to get through before the end of the year, too. It isn't numbers that I think about--it is the size of my TBR stack, which is why I am trying not to buy many more new books for the rest of the year!


Now see that would be a good challenge, how long can you go before starting something new :) Just teasing you of course.

Mike B.

65 pages per day seems to be my estimate as well. And I just started Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. It's a mere 1,000 pages and looks like a quaint red brick. Oh, and it feels like it. I guess Kenneth Patchen's Journal of Albion Moonlight will have to wait a while longer.

The new translation of The Three Musketeers looks great. I love the cover.

Carl V.

I am hoping to get through Clarke's book during this challenge, especially since I've knocked out 3 of my challenge books this weekend. I think my page per day amount really depends on what I'm reading and how much uninterrupted reading time I get.

That's alot of pages you have to get through there! And I'm sure you won't add any books to the pile in the meantime. ;)


Iliana--This was more of a "what if" scenario! :) I know I will not be able to stop myself from starting new books. Even if I did I bet I couldn't get everything read by then anyway!
Mike and Carl--I look forward to hearing what you think about the Clarke book. It looks good!


I just love this calculation and know mine would be just as bad if I added together the pages of all the books on my 'immediate and urgent' list! I adored the picture of your cat (what a darling!) and The Mists of Avalon it is - after all, that's only another 500 or so pages into the mix!


Litlove--so glad you want to read The Mists of Avalon. I know it is long, but it sounds so good! I will pull it out tonight. I just need to get through my Poe short stories and maybe the Vreeland (am almost done), but I hope to start it soon.


What a lovely picture of your cat! I am afraid to count the pages in the books I am reading. My in progress number dropped a few weeks ago and I have made up for it by starting way to many new books!


:-) I'm jealous of your huge reading piles! Yum. And, yes, read Mists of Avalon next. Its wonderful...I wouldn't be lying if I said it changed my life. I first read it when I was 15 and away on one of my last "family" holidays - it was blissfully warm, we had a pool and I sat all day in the shallows reading. I never wanted it to end...

I suppose 65 pages a day is around average for me too if I'm working and my partner is at home. If I'm on my own though I would say my daily average is closer to 200pp a day. :-)


Stefanie--not sure what made me count, I guess I was curious seeing so many books laying there! Dulce thanks you for the compliment! :)
Victoria--I might be able to get through 100 or a tad bit more pages if I really spent most of the day reading. I don't often get to do that, but it is a treat when it happens!

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