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View Poll Results: How many books do you read per year?
less than 8 3 3.16%
8-12 5 5.26%
13-15 2 2.11%
16-20 6 6.32%
21-25 10 10.53%
26-30 5 5.26%
31-35 2 2.11%
36-40 7 7.37%
41-45 1 1.05%
46-50 7 7.37%
more than 50 (please explain how many pages those "books" have) 35 36.84%
I don’t read at all, I’m too busy posting on MR 1 1.05%
I honestly don't know 7 7.37%
Portugal, Germany, Spain & Canada 2 2.11%
chocolate 2 2.11%
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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How many books do you read per year?

Right now I’m reading a study on reading habits in german-speaking countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Germany. It says: around 75% read less than 8 books a year. Below are the results of the study including other European countries (it's in German, I apologize, it shows the percentage of people who read 8 or more books per year).

So how many books do you read per year (not including the books you have to read for work or studying)?

Wait for the poll…..

PS: And no, I didn't manipulate the results for Portugal
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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well, life pre reader... about 7 (school had to do with it too).
life post reader... 5 so far and its been 4 months....
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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well, i really wanted to vote for PORTUGAL but lucky you, i started last year keeping a list of the books i read so now i can answer (before, my answer would have been "i really have no idea"). it turns out, in 2008, i read 57 books, however of those, about 5 were started but not finished in 2008 (i sometimes read more than one at a time, and if a book is not the right one for my mood i will leave it for later).

this year, so far i've read 18 books, however one of them was Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau ; almost 800 pages long, so it should count for at least 3 ! it took me nearly a month. but normally it seems i average about one book per week.

to be honest, i was surprised ; i would not have thought i read so many books, but i suppose i should have known, since when i used to get them at the library, i would usually take 5 at a time (the maximum) and at the end of the 3 week loan period, usually have to renew 2 of those...

and no, these are not 10 pages long books, since you asked. (but most of them are not 800 pages either !)
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:42 AM   #6
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Where is the options for

I USED to read a LOT of books per year................until I started coming HERE~

Now...........well, if you count the "pages" of MR I read, it could well be over 50.......BIG honkers!

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:43 AM   #7
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I read lots - several books a week. I usually get between 4-6 books out of the library each time I go, which is once every 3 weeks (minimum). I will read all of these in the 3 weeks plus probably at least 3 ebooks at the moment and 1-2 other pbacks. These are novels with at least 200 pages. In the last 3 weeks I've read 8 books with on average 350 pages each plus ebooks - two lrf with 880 pages and around 350 pages on the smallest print setting, and 3 epubs with 280, 410 and 510 pages.

This is more than usual, as I've been ill and also not sleeping well, so I would say in an average 3 weeks I'd read around 70% of this. (I do read quite fast.)
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Joined MR at about the same time as I got my reader, so extra reading due to the reader was cancelled out by spending time here ...
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I USED to read a LOT of books per year................until I started coming HERE~

Now...........well, if you count the "pages" of MR I read, it could well be over 50.......BIG honkers!

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Joined MR at about the same time as I got my reader, so extra reading due to the reader was cancelled out by spending time here ...
Oh well, I guess we all have the same problem here But it's so much fun, isn't it. And reading on MR is reading too, actually. A little bit. Probably.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:01 PM   #11
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that is a good point. i could probably read 100 books per year if i didn't spend so much time here.
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Hmmm....looks like I read 77 books in 2008 and I've already read 47 books this year. These are all full-length novels, so I guess 200-800 pages each.

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hmmmm I guess I could go to amazon and count my purchases, but certainly more than 20 and less than 100? there are times I read several a week and times it takes several weeks to read one. and the majority are average length novels.
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i envy all of you 50+ readers! if i read at that rate, i could do the "1001 books to read before you die" list in 20 years!
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Last year I read 40 or so books. I am way ahead of schedule this year as it's just about half way over and I have read 37 so far.
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