It takes me about 2 days on average, but that’s really good.
I have learned a LOT more from reading than I ever learned in school.
Drive a lot on business, and recently have started listening to CD books. Helps me stay awake and I probably get through one or two additional books a week that way.
Listening to a book is, oddly, quite a different experience from reading it. Even when I’ve read the same book before.
I notice and remember different things. Among other things, I find I notice the writer’s infelicities of style much more when listening.
I just don’t absorb audio books the way I do looking at it on paper (or screen). I’m just a more visual person.
I can sometimes read a book a day, but it depends on the material and the writing style. I can get through a lot of light fiction that fast, but not something on history, which is my favorite subject. I read a lot of historical fiction as well, and while I don’t fly through it, I am faster than with a non-fiction book. Right now, I’m reading a book on the flu epidemic of 1918. It’s 500+ pages (our monthly book club selection). It’s taking me forever! Not because it’s boring, but because it’s just so full of concepts I’ve never read before.
I’ve been a bit slow this summer on my reading, but we’ve had a death in the family, a major storm that caused a lot of damage, a large garden to tend and canning to do, and my father-in-law had a triple bypass just over three weeks ago. I’m hoping after the oldest three kids start school on Wednesday, my days will improve time wise ;)
My 14 year old has read something like 18 books this summer. I can’t remember seeing her read like this before!