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How many Books Do you read in a year


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Poll: Book questions (19 member(s) have cast votes)

How many Books Do you read in a year

  1. Less than 3 (3 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  2. 3-6 (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  3. 6-12 (2 votes [10.53%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  4. 12-24 (3 votes [15.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

  5. More than 24 (9 votes [47.37%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

Book type

  1. Paper (18 votes [75.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. Electronic (Ebook) (6 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. Audio Books (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 ranget

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:24 PM

Hi guys
this questionnaire i made
it will help understand more about what is the average of reading
and what type the most read books

Please Leave comment if you have the time

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#2 Capn Easy

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:15 PM

I read two or three books a month these days. I've had an ereader for a year now, and that makes it a lot cheaper and easier to read, but I still read old fashioned "dead-tree" books. My e-books come from Project Gutenberg, Baen, Fictionwise, etc. My hard copy paper books come from discounters and the local library -- but I especially love haunting a nearby used book store.

Mostly I read science fiction and mysteries.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:42 AM

this is a really variable subject for me. I read alot of Lee Child and F. PAul Wilson like books but at the same time Ayn Rand and Neal Stephenson style authors also make up a fair portion of me bookshelf. Anyone who has read either of the latter authors knows they wont sum anything up in less then 1000 pages , where as the former authors tend to tidy things up around page 500.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:29 AM

Most of my reading is in philosophy, and having actual copies, whether new or used, is almost a necessity since referring to original texts while reading commentaries and then cross-referencing both is a methodical way to understand many problems or accounts.It may be that E-texts are fine for general reading, but they do not seem to work for areas in which close attention to the text is needed.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:49 AM

I am a fervent reader, and recently I have started to switch from paper books to ebooks (still saving money for a Kindle or similar eReader). I read mainly fiction and am quite pretentious when it comes to what I read. I like to browse online stores to see if I can find a nice offer.

For me reading is 100% relaxation and I prefer it much over a movie or something like that. Its important that a book/series captures me, no matter the genre.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:03 PM

thanks every one for responding for the survey
this will help me a lot
seems I'm the only one who read Less than 3 Books a year :o


Personally I'm going to get any cheap E reader I'll Find and turn to Ebook soon

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:40 PM

I tried an e-reader once (I think it was a Nook) something is lost when you can't hold it in your hand, bookmark the last page you read, and feel the pages. I wont be switching to one anytime soon.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:21 PM

I honestly never thought I'd like it, but with the prices ebooks have these days and the accessibility compared to buying paper books and having them shipped (I usually read English books but live in a country that doesn't sell many of these), I got used to reading on screen and slowly discovered I actually prefer it. :)

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:05 AM

For me, I only read Electronic (Ebook), and a litle with this problem. I don't like when read word in the book.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

3 to 6 a year, sometimes more... Both in Polish and English...
Only paper books (on a computer screen articles only), and I tend to read only when I have a few days off... One book at a time, usually novels...

I usually read English books but live in a country that doesn't sell many of these

It will change, believe me... There was a problem to get a good book in English in Poland a few years ago... Now it's a really big market - you can get almost any book (on internet auctions or in local book stores), and for little money...
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:48 PM

I read for about an hour every night before I go to bed.
We have a local buy sale trade site on Facebook and I have bought a lot of books there, all from the same person!
Recently I purchased the complete novels of Mark Twain for 30 bucks and cant wait to delve into them.
Also Pilgrims Progress by Paul Bunyan, An unopened set of the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis and a bunch more.
I am stocked up on reading material for thte winter.

Today I got Masterpieces of Impressionism, A Pictoral book about Eisenhoer and 4 books by C. S. Lewis plus a jigsaw puzzle for 15 bucks.

I want the paper editions of the book and dont think I would like an Ereader.
Some of my obsure books by H. G. Wells are really old. My oldest dates from 1923.
I cant imagine anything in ebook format ever being "collectible" books.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:35 AM

well as you said paper feels more easy to read Bookmark and i like to use the colored Highlighter pens
those are not the same with Ebook reader
but on the other hand cheaper and Lots of freebies all over the net


anyway i'm Going to get some chinese Reader i found "promate" about 100$

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Do technical manuals that run into the hundreds of pages count? Is this poll strictly reading for pleasure or does work/school/required related reading count?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:10 PM

Do technical manuals that run into the hundreds of pages count? yes
Is this poll strictly reading for pleasure or does work/school/required related reading count? anything you like to include :thumbup2:

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

I read quite a lot these days.


If the sun is shining I can't stand sitting down at the computer for hours so grab something to eat and go sit down at the harbour or beach and read for hours.
I can consume an interesting 6-700 page book in a couple of days and usually have a spare library book or two on the back seat.
I also enjoy Kindle for PC and have the Steig Larsson 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' trilogy on there which I have read quite a few times while lying in bed. (Don't know how I managed to survive pre 32" Smart HD bedroom TV, LOL).


I enjoy different genres but usually stick with adventure and mystery. Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, Dick Francis, Bryce Courtenay, Tom Clancy, and everything by Clive Cussler. For non fiction I like Bill Bryson's chatty style and totally absorbing commentary on his travels.

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