I’ve been reading A Dance of Dragons, as you know. It’s huge. Over 1,000 pages. It’s literally a brick. Ok, not literally but you get the idea. Every time I bring it out to read at work someone mentions how big it is. The other day this happened again. I mentioned that I had a little over 200 pages left to read that I should finish it this week. My coworker was shocked. He asked when I started reading. I had started about two weeks ago. This started a whole conversation on how fast I read. Apparently, reading 700+ pages in two weeks is a lot. Normally, in two weeks, I would have read at least two books but also I don’t usually read books as dense as the Game of Thrones series. I tried to make the argument, it’s not that I read fast, it’s that I read often.
I read on my commute to and from work. That is about an hour and half round trip. I also read on my work breaks. I have two jobs so I have two of them. So that’s another hour and half. So I read about three hours a day 5 days a week. I usually read for a couple of hours on my days off, maybe an hour or two. It depends on how many errands I have to run or what else I have to do. So we are now up to about 15 to 19 hours a week, give or take. I actually used to read a lot more because I used to read before I went to bed. I don’t do that as much anymore because of my work schedule.
So is that a lot of time to read? Just about right? Not anywhere near as much as you? But I do think it backs my theory that I read more often then read fast. I may read faster then some but I don’t read as fast as others. I just prioritize reading over other things. .
So how often do you read? And when do you read? How fast do you read or how slowly? Sound off in the comments and let us know.