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Hey,

Before I became a writer, I probably read between 8-12 books each month, but now, having to focus on writing and also running a book blog, I'd say I read about 4-6 books each month. If my schedule becomes too hectic that number drops to about 3.

What about you?
How many books do you read each month?
Also, what gets in the way of your reading (i.e. studying, socialising, the digital world)?
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Hey,

Before I became a writer, I probably read between 8-12 books each month, but now, having to focus on writing and also running a book blog, I'd say I read about 4-6 books each month. If my schedule becomes too hectic that number drops to about 3.

What about you?
How many books do you read each month?
Also, what gets in the way of your reading (i.e. studying, socialising, the digital world)?
Most of what I read nowadays is for university. :/ It's a shame as I loved reading when I was younger but schoolwork and mental health issues slowly made me lose interest in fiction. I read it once in a while, but not much.
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i am currently reading lots of Jeffrey Deaver ? i get through about 1 a week ?
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Most of what I read nowadays is for university. :/ It's a shame as I loved reading when I was younger but schoolwork and mental health issues slowly made me lose interest in fiction. I read it once in a while, but not much.
Aw, that's a shame to hear. I know the feeling. I too suffer from mental health issues and know for certain that it has affected my reading habit. It's hard to concentrate. I find it very hard to remember the things I'm reading about, but I find writing does help my concentration somewhat, so I'm glad I haven't strayed away from literature. I can't get through many books these days due to lack of interest, but I'm hoping to find something that will reignite my passion for reading.

I hope you find that too as delving into someone else's story is a good form of therapy, I find.
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In the summer 20+ a month, during the academic year probably 2, at the moment I'm reading Our Last Invention by James Barrat.
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i am currently reading lots of Jeffrey Deaver ? i get through about 1 a week ?
I did have Jeffrey Deaver's book The Broken Window on my shelf but I didn't get to read it as I had a clearout and got rid of all my books (it's a long story). I'm trying to get the hang of the digital world but I'm finding it hard to get through ebooks. I'll have to keep trying. I might buy The Broken Window for my kindle and give it a try. It did sound like an interesting read.
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In the summer 20+ a month, during the academic year probably 2, at the moment I'm reading Our Last Invention by James Barrat.
Wow. That's a lot. I don't think I've ever read that many in one month. Nice! I'm looking for recommendations to reignite my passion for reading so I'll have a search of James Barrat's book. This is one I've never heard of. Thanks
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Wow. That's a lot. I don't think I've ever read that many in one month. Nice! I'm looking for recommendations to reignite my passion for reading so I'll have a search of James Barrat's book. This is one I've never heard of. Thanks
Yeah I just read non stop in the summer It's the only chance I get to be fully immersed, so that's also when I primarily cover the high fantasy novels I put on the back burner while I read non fiction through term time. :p:

AI is a topic I find very interesting and that's a very good book as an introduction.
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needs a "0" option, id like to think im not the only one that doesnt purchase a book every month. over a year, could be between 4-8
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If you'd asked this question a year ago it would've pushed 10-15.

Now, with all of my reading that I have to do for A2 schoolwork and beyond (which I'm not counting), it seems like too much of a chore to pick up a book when I go to bed exhausted late in the night. Sad, because they never used to seem like work for me.

So barely getting through two a month.
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I did have Jeffrey Deaver's book The Broken Window on my shelf but I didn't get to read it as I had a clearout and got rid of all my books (it's a long story). I'm trying to get the hang of the digital world but I'm finding it hard to get through ebooks. I'll have to keep trying. I might buy The Broken Window for my kindle and give it a try. It did sound like an interesting read.
you might like to try his short stories to get started ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twisted-Coll.../dp/0340833890

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0340933879/
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Of late, I only have time for 2 or 3, but back in the day I was running about 10.
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you might like to try his short stories to get started ?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twisted-Coll.../dp/0340833890

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0340933879/
Thanks for the recommendation. I just sampled Twisted on Amazon. I like the opening scene. It sounds interesting
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Of late, I only have time for 2 or 3, but back in the day I was running about 10.
That's about how much I'm averaging right now. Just goes to show how much time I used to have on my hands
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In Highschool , i read like 1k+ books lol

sad but true XD
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In Highschool , i read like 1k+ books lol

sad but true XD
What! That's not possible. In a month? I can't even imagine that figure for books read per year. You must have some supernatural skills you're not mentioning
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What! That's not possible. In a month? I can't even imagine that figure for books read per year. You must have some supernatural skills you're not mentioning
Throughout highschool haha not one month , i read a book every other day then. I'd stay up all night reading

Got ****ty a level exams now , so not so much :L
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Properly, 10 per week, but for academic content not enjoyment. Then a stack of online journals and papers as well. It's ruined my leisure reading habits.
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Throughout highschool haha not one month , i read a book every other day then. I'd stay up all night reading

Got ****ty a level exams now , so not so much :L
Oh, I was starting to wonder if I was seeing things. Good amount for high school. I remember staying up at night reading. Good times
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Properly, 10 per week, but for academic content not enjoyment. Then a stack of online journals and papers as well. It's ruined my leisure reading habits.
The thing I've found has ruined my leisure reading habits is writing my own work. I've been writing non-stop for a few years now and it has cut into my reading time a lot. It's not the only problem, though. I can't seem to find a book that engages me enough to want to keep reading to the end. It's been a long time since I've read a book in one sitting. I miss those days.
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