Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: How long does it take you to finish a book?
This varies wildly depending on the book–both its length, and how much I enjoy it! I used to go through books very quickly. Even a longish book (say, 400 pages) would be finished in about three days. My pace has slowed dramatically with life changing. I don’t have as much built-in reading time in my schedule anymore, and (perhaps because it used to be built in) I don’t tend to think of reading when I have free space and am thinking of what to do (I more often write or blog).
I’m probably averaging something like a book a week now, for what I would consider my “proper” book that I’m reading–the paper one that I read over meals and when I feel like picking something up. I read nonfiction for two hours a week, and could spend a few weeks on one, or finish it in just that time, depending on the length (which probably varies even more for nonfiction than fiction). I also listen to an audiobook whenever I’m in the car, and probably get through most audiobooks in a week or two. And I have a book just to read before bed–when I was reading L. M. Montgomery’s journals, it would take months to get through a volume. Now that I’m reading her short stories, it’s a bit faster.
If I’m particularly enjoying a book, I’m more likely to pick it up more often and therefore I finish it faster. If it’s just okay, I can get bogged down for weeks. There is a definite and unfortunate irony at play there…
I always feel I’d like to read more and finish more books faster, but I suspect that feeling is shared by most readers!