Book Blogger Hop, July 13-19, 2012
This weeks question courtesy of Crazy-For-Books.
"How long does it take you to read a book?"
It depends on whether the book is non-fiction or fiction.
If the book is a Christian non-fiction book it may take a week or more (only because I read several books at one time.) I want to make sure I have an understanding of the book, as well as the correct facts before I write a review. Theology, textual criticism, Bible history, commentaries, etc. These are weighty subjects and I read at a slower pace.
A biography, memoir, will also take a bit longer to read, but not as long as Christian non-fiction.
Christian fiction will take 1 to 2 days for me to read.
A Mystery book 2 days to read.
A Classic literature book may also take several days to read. Word usage in a classic literature book is advanced, dialects are often used, and symbolism explored.
Whatever book I am reading the goal is 100 pages a day.
I have been reviewing books for over 5 years, at this point, I do not just read words in a book, I dissect the story. I find mis-spelled words, study the grammar, explore the symbolism. I study the prologue, foreword, introduction, closing remarks. I read a book cover to cover trying to not miss a dot. This is not a weary task for me, it is a joy! I love it!