The first iteration of the Book Blogger Hop was started in March 2010 by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books and ended on December 31, 2012. On February 15, 2013, Coffee Addicted Writer reintroduced the hop with Jennifer’s approval. The hop begins on the Friday of each week and ends on the Thursday of the following week. Every week, there is a prompt with a book-related query. The aim of the blog hop is to provide bloggers with an opportunity to follow other blogs, discover new books, make friends with other bloggers, and gain new followers for their own sites.
This Week’s Question
How long does it usually take you to finish a book?
This is a really tough question to answer with any accuracy because it varies so much. It depends on the book and the format I’m reading it in. I typically get through a 300-500 page book in about three days. If it is something like a YA contemporary, I could finish it in less than a day. Whereas, a denser adult fantasy/sci fi book might take me three or four days.
For audiobooks, I tend to space my consumption out a bit more. I typically only listen to them right before bed or while I’m doing chores. So, I usually finish one or two of them per week.
Regardless of length or format, I’m probably not enjoying a book if it is taking me longer than a week to read. I have absolutely no patience. So, if I’m motivated to find out what happens in the book, I have a need to read it quickly. The only exception to this is re-reads because I already know what happens in the end. I tend to read slower if it isn’t my first time through a book, and I’ve had some re-reads take me as long as a month.