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Ask Slashdot: How Many Books Do You Read a Month? 173

joshtops writes: Hi fellow readers. I wanted to ask you how many books do you read in a month on average? Also wanted to understand if that number has changed over the last five years. Also, what are you reading this month?
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  • /. polls (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:07PM (#55526061)

    This seems to have gotten misplaced, /. polls are on the right.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    My number for the former is respectable, probably 6-8. The latter? Not so much.

    • by sycodon ( 149926 )

      Do Slashdot screeds/rants count as a book?

    • by farrellj ( 563 )

      I read anywhere between 10-15 fiction, usually SF or Fantasy books a month. Add to that the occasional non-fiction book. I find that I don't read IT books anymore, I get most of my education these days off the web, either howtos or videos. The only books I would buy, IT wise, are reference books, and many of those have funny animal illustrations on them. :-)

  • by HermMunster ( 972336 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:09PM (#55526075)

    I read a lot. I read on a large number of topics. I'm constantly reading. I never stop, in a practical sense.

    I do read books. I'm now reading The Smear by Sharyl Attiksson. I just don't have the time to dedicate to reading a set or large number of books every month.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      >I read a lot. I read on a large number of topics. I'm constantly reading. I never stop, in a practical sense.

      Same, except I don't read books. I read articles, blog posts, news, graze parts of technical books. I've tried many times to read a book for fun as an adult but nothing holds my interest.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        Exactly. I am constantly reading, but books are for jails, prisons, and exploiting college students.

        • by Anonymous Coward

          I read the DNC talking points daily, then come here to repeat them.

          I still have not gotten around to reading the Obamacare bill.

      • I read a lot of blog posts and things for entertainment, but for actual education I actually prefer book books. I read a lot of technical books; almost anything O'Reilly or Addison Wesley. I still haven't found that the content online is as well put together as the dead tree equivalents.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Maybe 5-10 week. Just got recommendation from work colleague about "Fast Metabolism" books by Pomroy; reading 3 of those. For fiction authors currently active, Jim Butcher for F/SF, Lee Child for action, Barbara Ehrenreich for social observations, Mary Roach for science, Jarred Diamond for anthropology.

      Strand reproductions of Sherlock Holmes are great but a large number of other Arthur Conan Doyle stories are better. As a teen reading Heinlein, I had no idea how heretical his ideas were, which somewhat wa

    • I spend probably 6 hours a day reading, and I'm not counting slashdot or news/current events.

      In the past year I think I read 2 "books," so a per-month number wouldn't have meaning. I read from books frequently. 10 years ago, my answer would have been maybe 10 per month.

      Less information is hidden inside expensive books now, there has been a massive democratization of knowledge. Still incomplete, but ongoing! I don't have to buy 6 big books and read through them to find out if they explain what I want to know

  • Having carelessly gone through the treasure-trove of writings by Asimov, Lem, and Strugatsky brothers in my youth, I was on a dry-spell for some time until I discovered Heinlein — whose hard anti-Socialist (and anti-Soviet in particular) stance made him a virtual unknown on the rusty side of the iron curtain, when I was growing up. But that supply drained quickly as well...

    Stephenson is the only modern author so far, who, in my opinion, can match. But he can only write so much and his diversions into

    • I am really enjoying Asimov and Heinlein. Can you recommend a good book to start Stephenson ? Never heard of him.

      • by Anonymous Coward

        The best Stephenson is
        Snow Crash

        best by far for starters.

        If you want massive, go Cryptnomicon, also very good.

      • by mi ( 197448 )

        The already recommended "Snow Crash" is quite awesome. But my new favorite is "Anathem"...

        His "Seven Eves" was a disappointment, if you still have unread Asimov or Heinlein, don't bother.

        • ... if you still have unread Asimov or Heinlein, don't bother.

          I never cared for Asimov, but the poster's advice on skipping Heinlein is extremely poor advice.

          In his early days, Heinlein wrote some of the best science fiction ever published. IMHO "Puppet Masters" and "The Day After Tomorrow" have never been equaled.

          You should also read his "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress," both classics.

          Heinlein got weird in his old age and, to me, his work devolved, but he never
      • You basically "have to" read Snow Crash if you read sci-fi, it is the modern classic that coined the word "avatar" as used on the internet. So start there even if it isn't his best book.

        If you like it, at least half of his books are as good. The other half might be less accessible, so YMMV.

        If you do really like it, don't leave out Interface even though it has a co-author who mostly wrote it, because it is really funny given various current events in the world right now. It wasn't written as a comedy.

        The o

    • Is that Neal Stephenson? If so i already have Crypto-nomicon on my hold list in overdrive :) Looking forward to it

      • by mi ( 197448 )

        Is that Neal Stephenson?

        Well, Robert Louis was a great writer (and poet) too, but his last name is spelled with a "v" instead of "ph".

    • by rjune ( 123157 )

      Heinlein - I don't know how many times a teacher confiscated a Heinlein book because I was reading it during class time. I did learn that telling the teacher that you could read your book and follow their lesson was not appreciated. Oh, to be able to read for fun on a consistent basis. I have two books from the Last Fleet: Beyond the Frontier that I haven't had time to read. If you like hard SF or military SF check out http://www.jack-campbell.com/ [jack-campbell.com]

      • by Nidi62 ( 1525137 )

        Heinlein - I don't know how many times a teacher confiscated a Heinlein book because I was reading it during class time. I did learn that telling the teacher that you could read your book and follow their lesson was not appreciated. Oh, to be able to read for fun on a consistent basis. I have two books from the Last Fleet: Beyond the Frontier that I haven't had time to read. If you like hard SF or military SF check out http://www.jack-campbell.com/ [jack-campbell.com]

        I learned very early on to put the school book in my lap and the book I was actually reading behind that book. I only did it when the teacher was at the front of the class lecturing.

        And love Campbell. Read all of The Lost Fleet, Beyond the Frontier through Invincible, and The Lost Stars through Perilous Shield. I'm sure I'll get an Amazon gift card for Christmas, will probably use it to buy the rest of the Beyond the Frontier ebooks. And for military scifi dont forget the Old Man's War trilogy (much s

    • I can relate on many counts (being on the wrong side of the Iron Courtain, discovering new authors after it has fallen, etc).
      Recently I downloaded a torrent called "The Book Case" which contains over 15K books in electronic format. of course, I cherry pick, currently at letter G (Gerard Klein to be more precise) and going. Many books I have re-read, some more than 10 times (!). I also discovered excellent authors I had never heard of, to my shame, such as China Mieville and Dan Simmons.
      Still reading as much

    • by pnutjam ( 523990 )
      Harry Turtledove has some good stuff that might be up your alley. You also might like Margaret Atwood.
      • by Nidi62 ( 1525137 )

        Harry Turtledove has some good stuff that might be up your alley. You also might like Margaret Atwood.

        As a history buff I really enjoyed the Southern Victory series. Only got through Blood and Iron (because there's so many books and I'm cheap) but they're all really good reads. And something tells me Jake Featherston would have done very well in today's political climate....

    • You might like Vernor Vinge.
  • http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmw... [tvtropes.org]

    "...Point is, I'm still not sure what the [Trade Federation] ships were there to do. And don't any of you f[beep]gots tell me it was explained more in the novelization or some Star Wars BOOK! What matters is the MOVIES! I ain't never read one them Star Wars books, or any books in general for that matter, and I ain't about to start. Don't talk about them stupid video games, or novels, comic books or any of that fucking crap. I seen enough of that shit."

    • Trade Federations are there to extract payments that they declared some party to owe, or to enforce an agreement that some party neglected to sign but will have signed before the Trade Federation leaves orbit.

      This is not a shortcoming of the movies, or something learned from Star Wars "books." Don't read that shit, it is drivel. But if you read golden age science fiction, then you instantly understand who the Trade Federation is, and what they want. They're any monopoly that the rule of law doesn't touch; t

  • by burtosis ( 1124179 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:13PM (#55526115)
    I'm at around 90 or so each month right now. The kids love em and it only takes a few minutes for each one.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Yeah, my problem is I read several books every night, but if I'm counting unique titles in a month it is only single digits.

    • Damn, you're good!!!!! I usually read between 5 to 7 per week, but I've been slacking off lately. Last two books read were (non-fiction), Big Money, which was quite mediocre and one would be much better served to read Jane Mayer's outstanding book, Dark Money, and (fiction), The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille and Michael Connelly's Two Kinds of Truth, both highly recommended.
  • by elzurawka ( 671029 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:15PM (#55526127)

    Switches over to Audiobooks on Overdrive last spring. i'm not 'reading' anywhere from 5-10 books a month. Depends on the length, some books at 8-10 hours, others are 30+. listening at 1.4x i can get through an 8 hour book in a day.

    Right now i have finished the "Robots" series by Isaac Asimov, and now on book 2 of the Foundation series.

    Overdrive really changed my ability to get through books, i probably read more now in a month the i used to in a year. I highly recommend it to anyone who's local library is a member. The best part is that is completely free.

    • by Mandrel ( 765308 )

      I'm not a fan of the phrase "get through" when talking about reading or listening to books. It conveys the importance of throughput over digestion.

      I usually read slowly, often a paragraph or a sentence at a time, to really think about what's being said and how's it's being said, and to revel in powerful moments. (I often joke to myself that it takes me longer to read a book than it took to write.) Often, when read, I toss a book around in my mind for some months, reading online discussion, and writing my

  • I liked sci-fi, but couldn't find any books full of pointless and gratuitous sex and violence. I'm no prude but about the fourth time I picked up a space opera and the entire thing came to a halt for a 3 page torture scene or a 5 page sex scene I got tired of it. If I wanted naughty bits there's the internet and I could do without detailed descriptions of horrific pain in my life. I assume they're doing it because they're trying to do something you can't do in film. But it's still annoying as heck. What I w
    • They are a bit dated, but have you read any Asimov or Heinlein? I haven't come across things like that in any of the books i have read thus far.

      • As a teenager, I read all of Asimov's sci-fi, his Azazel stories, and a lot of his science essays for the lay person. You know what? I have no idea why I loved his sci-fi so much, because on attempts to revisit it as an adult I find his prose so boring it's unreadable and I can't enjoy the underlying plot. Azazel's still good, though. Actually, I take (some of) that back... the stuff he wrote for the juvenile market as Paul French still reads well for the era.

        Heinlein, on the other hand... great stuff,

      • Big into both of them, also Phillip K. Dick.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      Not to self-promote... well, actually, forget that, YES to self-promote, but my novel - Defenders of Shadow and Light: Ghost Thief [ghostthiefnovel.com] - has no gratuitous sex or violence. There's actually no sex, but decent amounts of violence. I read it to my then-9 year old son as I was writing it. I'm working on the sequel now.

    • Try the EarthCent Ambassador Series E.M Foner. It has no gore, and is generally positive and funny with friendly AI.

      There is also the Old Guy Cybertank adventures by Timothy Gawne which I enjoyed as hard sci fi with an AI theme but it is not as positive (even if the main character is likable). It stars a sentient WMD and involves lots of military conflicts and other challenges. There is some incidental gore and craziness, but it generally relates specifically to the plot and so is rarely pointless in that s

  • It's good to just pick up a book that may not necessarily be related to your daily work or life. I hope you all find time to read one of these books:

    The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, Jeff Passan (2016)

    For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey Through a Chinese Prison, Liao Yiwu, translated from the Chinese by Wenguang Huang (2013)

    Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, Dan Senor and Saul Singer (2009)

    Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for

  • Why have I had to restart all the smartphones I have possessed if I leave the basement (with them), and would like to use the GPS?

    The GPS application always complains of no internet access, even when it's on. And these have been "brand name" devices.

  • Over the past month or so, I've finished 8 sci-fi type books, all new ones vs picking up one I've read before. I also finished the latest hardback Walking Dead book (14) and read Watchmen again.

    Most of the IT type books are references where I'm reading a chapter to work on something. A couple of the video courses are in process as well. I have Safari Online so my selections there are AWS Operations (video), Infrastructure as Code, JSON at Work, Ansible Up and Running, GIT Essentials (video), Jump Start GIT,

  • With work and side projects, in my downtime, its some tv and games. (orville,scif-fi shows, world of tanks). So that leaves my commutes and headphones at work. Also I have a large drive every 2 months, so I finish an audio book right there.

    Mostly politics and hard sci-fi audiobooks and podcasts. Just finished Scott Adams older book and picked up his new one. Right now in the middle of "Forbidden Thoughts" which is very interesting hugo style collection of sci-fi short.

  • It's decreased a bit in recent years because I have a more interesting but demanding job, but not a huge amount. 90% of my reading is done in the gym, the other when i'm waiting on a kid to get out of some kid activity or my wife to be done shopping.

    0% of my books are physical, that's far too impractical for me.

  • by HalAtWork ( 926717 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:33PM (#55526295)

    ...worth of forum posts surely?

  • I just rearranged my home office/den to encourage reading books (vs. online articles mostly). I swapped out the couch (on which I had a tendency to flop) and added two recliners with readers (so my wife or a kid would join me). I also rerouted some speakers to provide better sound to the whole room.

    With that in place, I'm reading about 3 books at a time now, typically one physical book I've read before, one new physical book, and one often from a PDF (I especially like to read political books like Shatter
  • Bear - The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III by Robert Greenfield.
    Highly recommended!
  • In May this year, I made a lifestyle change, and I now exercise 30 minutes every morning M-F 6am. While that was my "positive growth" change I made, I find I do read less now than before.

    Not that I was ever an avid reader in the past, but I averaged two books a year. Now it's been two years since I last completed a book.

    The last three books I recall reading are:

    The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • 3 to 6 Sci-Fi and Fantasy per month, depending on available time, size of book, and if I "Just cannot put it down" kind of book. No, my reading habits have not really changed since the 7th grade when I discovered Robert A. Heinlein, and "The Red Planet" (50+ years of reading)
  • I read a lot while travelling - on planes and so on.
    I borrow paper books from a next-door library.

    Currently reading: "Hunting Eichmann"
    https://www.goodreads.com/book... [goodreads.com]

    The last book finished: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"
    https://www.goodreads.com/book... [goodreads.com]

  • i am a binge reader, i might find a topic that really grabs my interest and i will read everything i can about it, or an author i like and i will read as many books as i can that they have and when that is over i am done reading for a while, until the next urge to read something pops up,
  • by mykepredko ( 40154 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @12:54PM (#55526433) Homepage

    Currently reading the SFWA's "Greatest Sci-Fi 1928-1964" edited by Theodore Sturgeon that I found in a used book store.

  • On average, 3-4 books a month. Sometimes a lot more, sometimes a little less. I also read a lot of comics off of Marvel Unlimited and I'm currently using a 3-month free Texture account (thanks Rogers!) to read a bunch of magazines.
  • These days I suppose I manage an average 1 per month per year for the last several years. Granted, it only takes a few days to get through something sizeable. Back before 2010 for an uncertain number of years before that, probably five per month. What happened? Time and priorities. I find it exceptionally difficult to put down a book once started and when I finish one I am desperate to repeat the process. I did grow up with a large and diverse library. My dad ensured I took advantage of it. I still consider
  • sometimes 2. I'm currently re-reading Solaris by Lem. Last book was The Orphan Master's Son (excellent).
  • This past year I've been focused on writing books instead of reading them. (I'd like to do both but time constraints kept me from that.) I'm working on the sequel to my first book Defenders of Shadow and Light: Ghost Thief [ghostthiefnovel.com].

    • I used to read a lot of SF/Fantasy. Now I write more than I read. No, I haven't published any fiction. I write for my own amusement. It's way cheaper than reading.

      As a teen I had a hopeful view that if it was published and in print, it had to be at least okay if not good. Of course I ran into a few stinkers. But most of the books I read were decent. The whole concept of a UBG that I first encountered in Tolkien was at the time marvelous and novel. Before that, evil was just kind of scattered all o

      • Basically same for me.
        But I live in germany and used to read in german. That creates several problems:
        1) sometimes bad translations (how can one be so stupid to mix up a gravity field with a magnetic field? That was a book of Arthur C Clark, I doubt he made the mistake)
        2) only the best sellers get translated, so if in a series of C. J. Cherryh one book does not sell good enough, it is not translated, in other words: you can not read/buy the whole set of sequels
        3) time ... a book from 2) might be translated

  • I used to be an avid reader.

    Now I drive two to three hours a day, I have a toddler at home, and my wife sees me reading and interprets it as time to get close and engage in activity around me because I must feel lonely.

    Audiobooks I do on occasion while driving, though I do tend to listen to political podcasts instead. I did listen to a Kevin MItnick one a couple of months back.

    I have literally something close to 100 industry related e-books I've gotten from the Humble Bundle I really want to dig into, but

  • I definitely read less as an adult than i did as a kid, and less while in a relationship than when i'm single. In fact these days my "reading" is mostly restricted to audiobooks during my commute. When i'm at home my leisure time is usually spent watching TV or playing FF14 with my SO.

    It depends on the lengths of the books involved, but i spend about 40 hours on my commute per month, which works out to one really long book, 2-4 "normal" books, or a larger number of short stories or novellas. However if i
  • I used to read about eight a month. But for the past two maybe three months. Maybe one total. I've been slammed at work. I barely have time to pass out at night while watching Plex. Friend of mine and I exchanged books. I gave her The Slap and she gave me Grendal. Grendal is like 1/4th the side and she's finished her book and I'm barely 10 pages into mine.
    • by wjcofkc ( 964165 )
      I can sympathize with that. The voracity of my reading, or sometimes lack thereof, is dependent on what's going on in my life. I've tried audio books, but for me it's just not the same. As far as audio books while commuting, that's my really loud heavy metal time.
  • I do not read fiction (I just don't enjoy it), so I tend to read a lot of technical/programming books. Since they're usually pretty expensive, subscribing to one of the many publisher's unlimited ebook websites has really opened a new world for me. It used to be that I had to value a book's content quite a bit before I could read any of it, when I had to buy each one separately. Since it's usually not necessary to read each one from cover to cover, i tend to jump around a lot, and don't mind dumping a bo

  • It's NaNoWriMo month, November, and my writing friends are frantically trying to finish a novel in a single month. There are no prizes, no accolades, only bragging rights if they succeed (or lie about it). I suppose that is what Slashdot is reduced to- clickbait for bragging rights. We can all claim we are taller, smarter, ours is bigger, and we read more books.

  • One or two a month. It used to be a lot more. In the last five years the number of books I read a month has dropped dramatically. But I read a lot of online tech magazines, and I follow four webcomics (Stand Still Stay Silent, Gunnerkrigg court, Schlock Mercenary, and currently finishing up The Red Fox's Tale.)

    Currently reading John Rin's "Live Free Or Die", a novel that takes place in the Schlockverse, a few hundred years before the beginning of Schlock Mercenary. It's a little slow. I'm hoping it pic

  • Well, for what it's worth, I used to read a lot of SF. But that decreased significantly with my starting use of the Internet in 95, then took a much greater hit with a kid 4 years ago. And work. And extra activities. From a book a week to one a month to now only a few a year. And what I just started yesterday is the 4th and final book in the Destiny's Crucible series by Olan Thorensen, a pretty good mix of SF, alternate history and game of throne.
  • I mostly read at night in bed. In my 20s I'd go through a book every other night, up way too late. As I've gotten older I just can't keep my eyes open that long and find myself reading less and less before having to turn out the lights.

    Of course the size of book matters. I read mostly fantasy and scifi. I went through a kick reading lots of smaller scifi books, and even these days I'd go through 10 or so a month. Right this moment I'm re-reading the Wheel of Time series, though. At 800+ pages per book

  • "Predictably Irrational" I'm reading right now.

  • When I have time off 15-30 per month.

    When I'm working or in school 1-5

    Generally I can clear a 400-800pg book in a day. It really depends on what is available and how much free time I have. When various authors are not being very productive my number of read books drops. When the schedule is busy I'm reduced to letting the kindle read the books too me (it is much slower than if I read them myself)

    What do I read. Lots of fiction. Some non-fiction. Technical and engineering books. Political web art

  • Probably I scan 30-50 a month and deeply read 10. I just grab an arm of books at the library 2x a week and sit down for a couple of hours and pour over them. Diverse topics, usually on things I know nothing about.
  • How many phonograph cylinders do you listen to every month?
  • by wjcofkc ( 964165 ) on Friday November 10, 2017 @02:57PM (#55527227)
    So yeah, I see clearly how this could have been formed as a poll. Yet here it is. As of writing this almost all of the posts modded up are complaining it's not a poll. With a whole bunch of score 2 or less making the same complaint. It's here, it's on the front page, a done deal. As such all of those complaints should be scored offtopic. Maybe by the end of the day they will. Stop being a bunch of wet blankets and have a discussion already. I gave my response plus context for discussion. With all of the heavy topics we engage in here, this should be a fun subject to discuss.
  • I've already provided my most relevant post on this subject. As this discussion seems to have been derailed by people complaining it's not a poll, I'm adding a bit more for hopeful discussion. Then I'm off to reply to comments from people not complaining.

    A word on literacy in the US from a limited example. A little over a year ago, I discovered over the course of a short discussion that a good friend of mine had a background in literature that was woefully lacking. A few days later I got it into my head
    • by Quirkz ( 1206400 )

      That's terrible. I know in some sense that there are people who don't enjoy books, but I don't understand how. I mean, if you look around, there are books about everything. Unless a person is totally uninterested in everything the world over, it seems like there ought to be a few books for them.

  • I read about 10 a month.
    Before I retired, I read around 35 a month, but I had a job consisting mainly on waiting for an emergency to happen. Retirement is a series of emergencies. :-)
    I read now everything that Amazon gives me for free for under 10 bucks a month, much cheaper than buying books.

  • I place about 16 holds a month at the local library, for myself and my wife, of which about four are usually DVDs (representing the entirely of our household TV consumption). Perhaps half of the books are common interest, and the other half divides evenly between my interests and my wife's interests.

    How much of a book I actually read depends on the book. The least substantial items get a quick, thirty minute once-over. Sometime I just want to assess the strength of the author, which does not require readi

  • I really didn't need everyone to say they don't read. Here and elsewhere, the misuse of what is the milk tongue for most of us makes it obvious. We're into some kind of 'bonics here - it's plain most are phonetically spelling, and know little grammar. It's silly to be proud of ignorance. Implied in most comments is that you want to share how clever or smart you are. Not knowing your own language, and being proud of it isn't a great way to convince me, or other readers that you are either one.
    To the pe
  • currently completing 3-6 monthly, depending on workload.
    It would've been 6-10 in the past but as the need for glasses grew my pleasure reading time declined

    Currently open and in progress:

    Spider Kiss/Harlan Ellison (1st time)
    Complete Sherlock Holmes/Arthur Conan Doyle (re-reading the collection)
    Sorcerers Ascension/Brock Deskins (new, amazon freebie)
    The World Until Yesterday/Jared Diamond (1st time)
    Man & Spirit: The Speculative Philosophers (re-read)
    The Center of the Cyclone/John S. Lilly (re-read)

  • I'm just lazy in updating my /. signature.

    I mostly read free ebooks, as most ebook shops have free books all the time. I'm on several mailing lists that promote free ebooks.

    Regarding the 'first post', I would not mind if questions like this, especially with hints what to read, are asked/posted once a month.

    The last really good big thing I read was a triology from Andreas Christensen, Exodus, Rift, Alive. I believe the first one is Rift.

  • I like reading non-fiction and historical fiction. I am a military history buff.
  • I read roughly two meters worth of books per year, which comes down to six or so per month. Obviously it depends a lot on the books themselves: a 1500 page monster will take considerably longer than a pocket. And collections of short stories take forever, since I tend to stop after each story to ruminate on it.

    This number is considerably higher than five years ago, because back then I was mostly reading magazines. I decided to give up on that particular hobby and start reading books again - in part because

  • Usually about 15. My reading rate has increased because of Amazon and Kindle. Recently:
    • Voyage by Stephen Baxter
    • Pompeii's Ghosts by J. Robert Kennedy
    • A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St. Mary's 3 by Jodi Taylor
    • The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn
    • Black Sheep One: The Life and Times of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington by Bruce Gamble
    • The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy
    • Little Book of Junk Science
    • Lacuna by David Adams
    • The Intruders by Stephen Coonts
    • For the Triumph of Evil by Ryk Brown
    • I am AWAKE by Fisher Samuels
    • Time C
  • This is because I've been reading Journey To The West in dual translation/facing pages. It's in six volumes, and it takes me about 3 months to get through one of them reading the Chinese original and trying not to depend on the English version unless I really get stumped.

  • by antdude ( 79039 )

    Wait, do magazines count? I read some articles in those. :P

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