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scottcsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:10 PM
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Poll question: How many books do you read at once?
I'm curious if other DUers are book hounds like I am...on average I read four books at a time.

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monarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:12 PM
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1. Usually one fiction and one nonfiction
n/t
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Catfish Donating Member (533 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:45 PM
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10. Same here n/t
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:15 PM
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2. I usually read 3 at a time
If I try to read 4, one of them usually gets neglected.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:15 PM
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3. One in each bathroom, one in the LR, one in the kitchen, and one in
the car for when I am waiting for my daughter at school, or have time between appointments, etc.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:24 PM
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6. If you need reading material
in the bathroom...see a doctor.
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dreissig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:21 PM
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4. I Read Phillip Roth in One Sitting
Yep. Phillip Roth is so readable I'll stay up until I finish the book.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:22 PM
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5. Now just one; used to be six n/t
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:26 PM
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7. I Put Four But it Varies
A lot of books I never finish. I stopped feeling bad when I got bored or never started a book I bought. I just move on to something else. My reading volume has gone down a lot in the last few years.
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SeveneightyWhoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:34 PM
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8. You forgot the option "zero".
Unless textbooks count as "books". If they do, then I'm currently reading five.
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 08:43 PM
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9. Books
Several in the cabinet in the bathroom, one or two in the car, and a few at the office. Yep, my wife and I have an Amazon habit.
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 09:56 PM
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11. Three -
One in the living room, one in my bedroom and one in my purse for whenever I ride a bus or have to wait in line.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 10:03 PM
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12. Just one.
I've had a lot of students claim to be able to read and comprehend multiple books at a time. But when they've taken the reading comprehension exam while reading 2, 4 or 6 at a time their scores fore reading comprehension plummet.

It's kind of like watching people who swear they can drive while drunk. Seeing is believing.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 10:04 PM
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13. I can't remember the last time I actually finished a book.
So, I'm probably reading, at least, 20 right now.
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Shanty Oilish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-03 10:12 PM
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14. At least 4 a day
Most every day of my life. Eight in a day would not be unusual, though I don't have to read them cover-to-cover anymore. Just sniff out the pages with stuff I don't know. Often I'll read something I've read before, if it's the sort of book that engenders creative thought. Mostly I am still just learning things. I buy books by the truckload (literally) and sort them out for potential, then go through them voraciously.
I have to admit it's gotten harder to find unfamiliar stuff, and I seldom risk wasting time on fiction. Also there's the internet I haven't finished yet.
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