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Show Of Hands December 27th, 2016 11:54am

Did you read at least one book for fun in 2016?

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12/31/16 12:39 pm

I read for fun all the time. Rather a good book than the tv or a movie any day!

kywrite augusta, ga
12/28/16 4:26 am

As many as I can. I live first for God, then my family, and then for the magic of stories.

12/27/16 10:10 pm

More like 40 or 50 a year

12/27/16 7:47 pm

Two a week for 18 years so far

12/27/16 8:44 pm

My mom could read like that but not me. My mind can't process that fast lol. She loved everything from King to Sanford and Child.

NexusBlue California
12/27/16 10:05 pm

I probably could but don't want to. I like to savor the story. I will
S T R E T C H a short book out. This is why I LOVE long books and dislike short stories.

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/27/16 4:19 pm

No, i don't read for fun

cyanospool The Deep North
12/27/16 4:36 pm

Glad I'm not the only one, haha.

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/29/16 6:07 pm

Young people, eh? πŸ˜‚

dudley northern Virginia woods
12/27/16 3:23 pm

1-2 books a week. I just read a Zane Gray novel, "Riders of the Purple Sage" and am catching up on Analog sci fi magazines. After that I will read the latest Marx Bros. bio.

ConservativeCA Joe Biden is barely alive
12/27/16 10:07 pm

It's an autobiography of this guy's life as a banker for Goldman Sachs, and everything he witnessed and experienced in his time there. I heard about it from the twitter account @GSElevator

auntiesamm Orange County CA
12/27/16 2:10 pm

I read 2-3 books a week.

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
12/27/16 12:59 pm

I've read 75 books since February.

bnnt Los Angeles
12/27/16 12:36 pm

Business books, autobiographies mostly and the new Harry Potter book/screenplay.

steffffx13 Pennsylvania
12/27/16 11:57 am

I wish. In High School I would have a new book every week! Since I've been in college these past few years, I haven't read a single book for fun. I really miss it. Maybe that'll be one of my New Years Resolutions :)

12/27/16 11:47 am

Volumes 1-3 of Herbert Hoover's biography (4-6 on tap for 2017), Woodrow Wilson's bio, The Guns of August.

ProudCentrist Chicago, Illinois
12/27/16 11:33 am

I unfortunately read few books this year for fun. My goal next year is to read 2-3 books a month.

croopertrooper Greater Cincinnati Area
12/27/16 11:24 am

Yep, not as many as I would like though. Need to hit up the library and get back in the reading groove

12/27/16 10:40 am

Invest in Google at their IPO, for one.

12/27/16 10:09 am

Reading The Bell Curve right now. Most of the stuff I read for fun is public policy related πŸ˜‚

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 9:59 am

30% say no?!?

Absolutely deplorable.

cyanospool The Deep North
12/27/16 4:39 pm

Some people don't read for fun. Or they don't specifically read books, but maybe short stories or other written media. Doesn't mean they're illiterate or something. I answered no for a mix of both reasons.

FarmerManE djent
12/27/16 6:57 pm

I'm deplorable because I don't read for fun?
Reading is torture to me

raywygo Pittsburgh
12/27/16 8:01 pm

Agree. Books put me to sleep. I have better things to do anyway.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 9:23 pm

I'm not looking for 100%, but it would be nice to break 80.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 9:25 pm

So, collectively, WE are deplorable.

12/27/16 9:52 am

I don't go a day without reading a book (on Kindle). ❀️

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 2:13 pm

I think I shoved my phone in my pocket. Oops. Sorry.

12/27/16 2:19 pm


Zod Above Pugetropolis
12/27/16 9:27 am

All of the books I've read in quite a while have been read for fun. Even the educational books, because I needed that new knowledge or skill to build something fun. For fun.

Crawdaddy11 former LEGEND of FIRSTS
12/27/16 9:14 am


brentwho Home
12/27/16 9:09 am

Did the entire Harry Potter series, (well technically have about 6 chapters in book 7 left, but I'll finish those by tomorrow I expect)

rambo088 kansas
12/27/16 9:04 am

Public School ruined that for me tbh

princess27 Trump Card
12/27/16 9:00 am

Probably around 80. Reading is a passion.

phalnx Ohio
12/27/16 8:23 am

Yes, several. Mostly videogame-related stuff this year. There's a LOT of wool to gather on that subject...more than I would have believed possible.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
12/27/16 7:56 am

If it's a book worth reading, I usually wait & watch the movie or TV series.

Kay41 the Midwest
12/27/16 7:39 am

Probably 40 which was a low year for me.

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 9:59 am


Kay41 the Midwest
12/27/16 10:13 am

Reading is a passion! I've got four books sitting on my counter to be completed before I go back to school in 13 days.

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
12/27/16 7:08 am

I'm on number 13 for this year. Hardly read at all for the first four months though.

dylkohl The Media Lies
12/27/16 7:06 am

Trump: The Art of The Deal is the only one I did read lol

suppressedID suck it Kyle
12/27/16 10:00 am

The question said "fun" not "punishment".

dylkohl The Media Lies
12/27/16 10:16 am

nah it was a treat. I plan to read "the art of the comeback" in 2017

cato Santa Barbara, California
12/27/16 6:08 am

I read all books for fun. Latest: Macbeth

MrWalrus Undergrid
12/27/16 6:27 am

Me to. Why read a book πŸ“š that isn't fun?

12/27/16 5:50 am

Went on a Vonnegut bender right around May....mostly re-reads, but it morphed into a Chuck Palahniuk bender and I got a few new ones in that I've meant to read for a long time, and just haven't gotten around to. It was a literarily weird Spring/Summer

KilgoreTrout7 letitsnow
12/27/16 9:28 am

Did you like Chuck? I'm a huge vonnegut fan thinking about trying fight Club (my favorite movie) and others.

12/27/16 9:34 am

Lol. We may be related. My favorite movie as well...loved Chuck. If you like Vonnegut, they share the same dark sense of comedy while writing notably different stylistically...I wouldn't start off with Fight Club though (although it's absolutely a must read). If I could be so bold, I'd recommend starting with "Survivor" to get a feel for him before going on to Fight Club as you'll likely go into Fight Club with preconceived notions from the movie. Either way...give Chuck 3 books before making a final judgement. Lemme know what you think!

12/27/16 9:35 am

...and I figured you were into Vonnegut when I saw the screen name. Hahahaha. Love it! "So it goes"

ptellini Homosuperior
12/27/16 5:48 am

I read the book of James. I like that book.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
12/27/16 5:40 am

2016 was the year of re-reads for me.

NK257 Rural Iowa
12/27/16 5:26 am

I hardly read at all anymore. It's not good. I hope to do a better job of it in 2017, but can't promise anything

Emily33 North Carolina
12/27/16 5:21 am

I don't read nearly as much as a should, but I got a few novels in. Just started a new one.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
12/27/16 4:58 am

I average at least one book per month.