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 Post subject: Re: Just curious: About how many pages do you read an hour?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:01 am 
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Hello, just finished my first time through IJ a couple of days ago.

I told one friend that I read IJ at half-the-speed-of-George-Eliot.

-Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Just curious: About how many pages do you read an hour?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:00 am 
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I don't believe I've ever read anything for an hour straight. Life keeps getting in my way.

I DO intend to finish IJ this week, though.

Just a guess: about 20 pages an hour. That's just too fast. I know. I end up backtracking and rereading because I find myself asking, "Hey, where did that come from? How did that happen?"


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 Post subject: Re: Just curious: About how many pages do you read an hour?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:11 am 
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I had to finish the last fifty pages in one day, and it took me about three hours? And felt rushed. So I probably do about 12 pages an hour, averaging more when there are dialogue scenes or action-packed descriptions (like C's party) and slowing way the hell down when there's something philosophically underpinning the text.


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