Blog Hop: Reading & FF: Starting Out

July 13, 2012 Blog Hop, Meme 23

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books.

How long does it take you to read a book?

I am a very fast reader.  Depending on what type of book it is, the style of writing and number of pages I can read a book in a few hours.  Depending on time and other commitments it usually takes me 2-3 days to finish a book (I often read 2 at a time).
Sometimes it’s great to be able to read fast because I can quickly get ahead (and it was great for reading in school) but when I am really enjoying a book and want to take my time reading it I have a very hard time slowing down.

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What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?

My IRL friend Kate (Midnight Book Girl) kept talking about this readathon and I wasn’t going to do it, but I had nothing going on that weekend so I decided to participate.  Kate said it was more fun with a blog so I jumped on Blogger and started a blog.  At first I wasn’t going to keep doing it, but when I discovered all this other bookish stuff that I had no idea existed I decided to keep doing it!


23 Responses to “Blog Hop: Reading & FF: Starting Out”

  1. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I read crazy fast too. It’s a big advantage as a blogger or a student, but once in a while I’ll miss the introduction of a character or some plot point and have to go back and figure out what happened.

  2. Jenny

    You’re a fast reader! I can be a fast reader but it really depends on the book. I’m reading Emma by Jane Austen at the moment and it’s taking weeks. Sigh!

  3. Bittner

    I like to take my time with books too. If I really love a book then I always try so hard to extend it as long as possible but then I often find myself not able to put it down which defeats the purpose!

    Also, Kate totally coerced me into blogging too! I hate to think what the world would come to if she ever decided to start using her powers for evil!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Lol. I’m so glad I started blogging because it’s so much fun, though my bank account disagrees ;)

      I wish I could read just a tad slower when I am really enjoying a book, but it’s hard.

  4. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I am a Slooooooowwwwww reader. Like really way too slow. I’ve been reading Second Helpings for 6 days now and I’m not going to finish until probably tomorrow or the next day. And I’m loving the book so it’s not that… I’m just really slow, plus I have a kid and other obligations so I don’t have a whole lot of time to read, either. But I wish I could read really fast so that I could get more done in that little amount of time that I have.

    And I’m so glad that you continued blogging! Otherwise we might never have become friends! ;) I really love your blog, too–it’s one of my favorites! I love how you do your reviews! Keep up the great work, Kim!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      I’m so glad I continued blogging too! Seriously, meeting you and Courtney and Steph and some others (even if it hasn’t been in real life… yet) has been so amazing! I love that we can talk books and other stuff and it’s just awesome! I love your blog too! :)

      We sooooo have to meet in person one day.