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View Poll Results: How many hours do you spend reading on an average day?
Less than an hour 10 5.32%
1 hour 38 20.21%
2 hours 63 33.51%
3 hours 41 21.81%
4 hours 15 7.98%
5 or more hours 21 11.17%
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:21 PM   #31
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I answered 5+ hours. That is joy of being retired, I can read off and on all day as well as the middle of the night insomniac hour or two.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #32
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+/- 2 Hrs a day, slightly more on weekdays, very little on weekends. About an hour each way on the train to/from work, plus some time at lunch. Weekends are busy with kids, so I don't have time (or as much inclination).
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #33
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I answered 2 hours on average, but the amount of time I read for pleasure varies greatly. There are days I don't read any books; other times I read for many hours. It depends on how busy I am with other things.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:40 AM   #34
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On an average day, between 1 and 2 hours. With work, video games, TV, movies, spending time with my wife, playing with the cats, chores, etc....there just aren't enough hours in a day. On a great, lazy, nothing to do day? 5+ hours, easily.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #35
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A couple of hours for me. Some time on the commute to work, my lunch hour and before I go to sleep.

At weekends, probably a little bit more, if not the same.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #36
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I do about 4 hours at work (I sit at a PC all day. I have my iPad next to monitor and read while my programs are running. Mornings, I get in early and lunch are spent on my iPad) and another hour at home. So about 5 hours a day. On the week ends only about 2 hours, less if the day and night are nice but more on bad/cold days I do more reading.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #37
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For me it varies; leisure reading can go from zero to 14 hours depending on the day of the week, the season, and whether there is a Bethesda RPG recently out.
(Or if I get dragged out to go--shudder--shopping.)

If I include web-surfing and reading emails then the range runs from 2 to 18 hours. It helps that I rarely need more than 6 hours sleep and I'm not a foodie.

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:12 AM   #38
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I think you will see a lot a variation depending on whether someone is a student, a parent with young kids, working, retired. It also varies by the time of year. I read very little in the summer, preferring audiobooks and even movies.
This brings up some interesting points. I have a young daughter, a wife, and a fulltime job, so my poll response of 2 hrs a day might be a bit of wishful thinking on most days. But I wouldn't have it any other way :-)

I read about the same throughout the year. TV is the biggest summertime casualty for me in terms of outdoor activites.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:59 AM   #39
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It actually depends on my job respectively my projects.
When traveling within Germany, I usually take the train.
On the train, I'm only doing 3 things: Eating, sleeping and reading.
More or less the same in hotels: Eating, sleeping and reading.
So, when at home, I'll read 2 to 3 hours per days.
When traveling, it can be 5 hours and sometimes even more.
That's why I love my tablets: With a tablet as your travel companion, you cover it all: Reading, watching moves, surfing the web, writing emails.
If I include reading and writing emails in the equations, this easily adds another 3 or more hours per day.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #40
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This is tough to answer; it might be 2 hours. Might be more if I go to the gym and read while I'm on exercise equipment, rather than walking or biking outside (much harder to read then!). Sometimes I read more than one book in a day, and rarely read in large continuous blocks of time, so the 2 hours is only a guess. It's probably more like 1 to 3 hours, and 2 would be my average.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #41
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I read for about 2 hours on average per day; more if you count blogging or looking up stuff on the web.
I read the paper after breakfast every day and then books for about an hour after lunch and supper.
Could be several hours more in the evening if I'm into a good book.
Once a week I read a news magazine (Time) for a couple of hours.
If I happen to be taking a course then those readings would cut into my time for other reading.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #42
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I'm another one who mostly reads in bed before I go to sleep... so that's less than an hour a day. At the weekends and when I'm off work it probably goes up to 1-2 hours. I'll only read more than that if I'm in the middle of a really great book.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:09 PM   #43
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I'm retired and read 10-12 hours per day, sometimes more.
You are my idol! If I go to bed the same time as my husband (9:45), I read until about 1 am. If it is a weekend, I get a little more reading in, because if it is a really good book, I might read it during the day as well. I used to get more reading done while waiting for my daughter, but with the advent of Angry Birds and Frontline Commando, I do other things while I am sitting in the car waiting for LaX practice to end.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:50 PM   #44
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I used to read in the morning while having my coffee, but now I check the MR Freebies/Deals section instead!

Other than that I read at lunchtime and in the evening, unless there's something really great on my DVR. So I would say about 3 hours on an average day, more if I really get caught up in a book or find myself with more free time on a given day.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:26 PM   #45
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I said 4, though it is more on weekends and can be less on work days. Being an outdoorsy dog person, it also depends on the weather. I hate that I love rainy weekends. Don't tell my dog!!
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