Around 50 too. Also non-fiction. Just finished Outsiders by Howard S Becker. Will finish the Capital now. You'll notice pages have fewer or more words from book to book. Just stick to 50 and you're fine. If you feel you can go for 75 on special days after you've done them, don't hesitate.
I read at least a book a week and have done since I was 12 years old. If it's a novella I'll usually read it twice rather than rush onto another book. One of the reasons browsing /lit/ is so tiring for someone like myself is that I'm already one step ahead of everybody else here. While you guys are reading your "[Major new outlet's] Top 100 Summer Reads" I'm already improving my understanding of Albanian semiotics. Do you realize how frustrating it is to see thread after thread dedicated to books that I read when I had barely entered puberty? I'm talking to adult human males about books I comprehended when I hadn't even experienced my first kiss. My political stance is both unique and profound. My theoretical understanding is so detailed and has available to it such a wide frame of reference that I can literally count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I've seen a book mentioned here that I haven't already deconstructed, analyzed and theoretically eviscerated. Not even that but my reading speed (23.7 words per second) places me in a position whereby I've already read the latest book being published several days before the first thread about it is finally posted. Sometimes I pass by one of the mirrors upstairs and I stop and consider myself a moment and wonder "who knew the ubermensch would be so unhappy?" A profound question for a profound mind.
I try for about 100 pages a day on weekdays, 150 on weekends. Split between mornings and evenings evenly usually, or 25/75 on days of an exam/test. This is not counting reading for University classes, of course.
That said, it doesn't particularly matter how quickly you read, or how much you read, necessarily. A wise man can draw more out of fifty pages than an idiot can out of five-hundred.
Now if you're an idiot who also can't read, well, them's the breaks, OP.
I can't count pages without getting distracted from the book. But I generally read about a half hour a day at minimum, and 2-3 hours on days that I can.
Anyone else read like 4 books at a time? I alternatively read a lot of history texts and 1000-page works interspersed with short fiction and short stories and poetry that I go through in a few days at most.
I used to try to avoid starting anything before I was finished with the last book, but I've found it makes me think I'm forcing myself to read, and I enjoy different types of literature for different reasons, so there's no reason to make them compete when I can just read whatever im in the mood for at any point in time
Usually I do two hours a day of reading. It honestly depends on whether I can motivate myself to read or not. If I can't, then I don't - I won't absorb it if I am not motivated. But that's 40pg an hour.
I guess I also read my newspaper daily. I've been lacking recently.
OP, if you're serious about making this a lifelong habit, you might instead consider making it a goal to read 1 page a day. Of course, you can read more than that, but by setting such a small standard for success you stack the odds in your favor. Why challenge yourself when you can instead make a change in your habits -- which is necessarily difficult to adjust to due to human nature even under the best if circumstances -- as easy and comfortable as possible? Once your page a day becomes an immutable habit, then you can graduate to a 2-page minimum, 3, 10, 20, etc.
You are an idiot if you aim for some minimum, you should not consume books like a disgusting glutton. Read as long as your head keeps following the book and take your time to understand everything. Why is everyone on /lit/ a prideful chucklefuck boasting with his reading speed/quantity?
>>7604054 >read 6-8 hours a day, occasionally even up to 10 >take notes upon finishing a text >review my notes >record my favorite passages into a text file >type 4-12 pages of commentary on what I've just read
The extra stuff altogether probably tacks on another 4-8 hours to any book I read, but it does wonders for retention, reflection, and analysis.
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