Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How much do you read a day?

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Doc Spouse
    replied
    Kindle unlimited is a savior. Usually go through 3-5 books a week, as the Kindle goes everywhere I do and reading can happen anywhere.

    Waiting for a oil change? Reading. Waiting for food in the microwave? Reading. Add in an hour each night while in bed and it adds up. I find it calms the brain down and I get better sleep.

    My only complaint is Kindle's recommendation system kind of sucks. It needs a "not interested" feature. I read a fiction book where the protagonist had a harem of wives ONE TIME and now my recommendations are filled with harem suggestions. Awkward. :P

    Leave a comment:


  • BCBiker
    replied
    I have 2 audiobooks per month subscription but if I know I'm not going to listen to again I return it.  I also buy in bulk when they have $5 books or 2 for 1 deals so probably 3-4 per month.  I wax and wane on physical books. Sometimes I go to library or by at physical book store but only have time to read 3-4 per year recently. Before Audible and getting married I read 1-2 books per month with some periods of much higher consumption.

    >98% of books read are non-fiction over my lifetime, excluding assigned reading in high school and college. I thought I would break that with trying GOT series but I just am not into it no matter how good it is. I've also tried War and Peace and Ayn Rand books but I just find fiction so so hard to read or listen to. It all seem so trivial...

    I currently put Audible on hold to listen to my favorite 5-6 books from last few years and have also been venturing out to listen to more long-form podcasts at least through the summer. I re-listen to the Nasim Taleb and Yuval Harari books every 6-9 months. Antifragile is so good and is probably my favorite. I could go on but I won't.

     

    Leave a comment:


  • Anne
    replied
    I generally have at least one audiobook and one written book going at any given time. Probably average an hour/day audiobook and anywhere from .5 hr to 2 hrs (weekends) reading with my eyeballs. I like audiobooks because I tend to jump around with actual books and read them out of order/flip and see what's going on in a few chapters. Also I like to listen while driving/walking the dog/doing chores/knitting/etc.


    Leave a comment:


  • Lordosis
    replied
    It is amazing how much content there is to read. I have a very narrow interest and even still there is no end in sight. I have enough in my queue to keep me busy for several years. I add more faster then I read. A good problem to have.

    Leave a comment:


  • Hatton
    replied




    When asked if I’d want to survive various medical catastrophes, my question is usually “Could I still read?” It’s a huge part of my life. I’ve gone down from ~50 books per year to ~25 since I started using much of my non-work time to make videos, but reading is still essential and nonnegotiable. From a retirement/financial point of view, this practice is very useful, because it’s the one basic thing I need for entertainment, and it’s cheap. I like hiking, biking, cooking and entertaining too, and they share this financial quality. No need to figure out financing a more expensive hobby. Yes fiction! Yes nonfiction!
    Click to expand...


    I think that people who like to read are rarely bored.

    Leave a comment:


  • jfoxcpacfp
    replied




    My Aftershokz are ok, but not good with mountain biking.
    Click to expand...


    Then almost perfect ?.

    Leave a comment:


  • burritos
    replied
    Does reading music count?

    Leave a comment:


  • burritos
    replied
    My Aftershokz are ok, but not good with mountain biking.

    Leave a comment:


  • Antares
    replied
    When asked if I’d want to survive various medical catastrophes, my question is usually “Could I still read?” It’s a huge part of my life. I’ve gone down from ~50 books per year to ~25 since I started using much of my non-work time to make videos, but reading is still essential and nonnegotiable. From a retirement/financial point of view, this practice is very useful, because it’s the one basic thing I need for entertainment, and it’s cheap. I like hiking, biking, cooking and entertaining too, and they share this financial quality. No need to figure out financing a more expensive hobby. Yes fiction! Yes nonfiction!

    Leave a comment:


  • okayplayer
    replied
    Other recent reads:
    Shoe Dog
    Howard Stern Comes Again
    Bad Blood
    I’ll Be Gone In The Dark
    Beautiful Boy

    All really good in their own way.

    Leave a comment:


  • Hatton
    replied
    The last book I read was written by my neighbor.  It was about Richard III.  Currently reading the immortals. I do read one newspaper.  The WSJ.  I cannot line a birdcage with it because I get only the online version.  I have never gotten into audiobooks.  I also like to mix fiction and non-fiction.  Just bought the new McCullough book..The Pioneers.

    Leave a comment:


  • okayplayer
    replied
    2-3 books a month on my Kindle, mostly in down time at work. Last 2 books I read:
    Where Men Win Glory - Krakaeur (bio of Pat Tillman)
    When Pride Still Mattered - Maraniss (bio of Vince Lombardi)

    I do throw in the occasional novel too.

    Most of my books I check out through the public library and read on the Kindle. You only have 21 days to read them before they are automatically returned, but I found a loophole where if you put your Kindle in airplane mode after downloading the books, it won’t be automatically returned until you reconnect to the internet.

    Leave a comment:


  • jfoxcpacfp
    replied
    1 - 2 books/wk, all audio, first thing in the morning, any time I don’t need my mind to focus on something else. Try to rotate fiction and non-fiction.

    btw, for Bluetooth listening, I have finally found the perfect device - AfterShokz Bone Conduction Headphones. Sound transmits through facial bones, not by sticking something in/over your ears, and transmission is the furthest of any device I’ve used so far (and that list is long). Love them.

    Leave a comment:


  • RetiredERdoc
    replied
    Portable cat bed, turns any surface into a place the cat must lay on, specially when trying to read it.

    60+ minutes a day before bedtime.

    Leave a comment:


  • goatmom
    replied
    It's what I shred and put in the chicken coop!

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X