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Post  Maggie on Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:00 pm

What's the fastest you've read and finished a book?

I think my fastest was reading HG, HP and some other middle grade books I read in a day. Suspect I basically dropped everything to read Hunger Games and sometimes Harry Potter.

Yeah...I can't remember my official fastest read. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Fastest you've read a book?

Post  Shahira on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:55 pm

I remember reading Love Story by Erich Segal(??) in like 5 hours haha. &I read the Twilight Saga in like three days?
I pretty much do what you did & drop everything. Very Happy
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Post  Matthew on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:45 pm

My fastest read was Harry Potter 5. My brother's soccer grand finals were the day the book was released, and I managed to finish the book that day. Unfortunately, I probably read it too fast, and didn't really take in the details. I suppose I read the words, not the story.

Hunger Games was another quick read, I finished it in two days.
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Post  Amanda on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:57 pm

I think, for sheer volume in the smallest amount of time, my fastest read was Eclipse--when it came out, I finished it in between four and five hours. Heh...those were all after midnight. I didn't get much sleep. Rolling Eyes

I also remember finishing Harry Potter 5 pretty quick, too, but it definitely has to take second place. My fifth grade teacher let me read it in class--either he wasn't paying attention, or he knew I was already familiar with the material, and so let it slide. He was an awesome teacher. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:23 am

Amanda wrote:I think, for sheer volume in the smallest amount of time, my fastest read was Eclipse--when it came out, I finished it in between four and five hours. Heh...those were all after midnight. I didn't get much sleep. Rolling Eyes

I also remember finishing Harry Potter 5 pretty quick, too, but it definitely has to take second place. My fifth grade teacher let me read it in class--either he wasn't paying attention, or he knew I was already familiar with the material, and so let it slide. He was an awesome teacher. Smile

*impressed with your teacher* How'd you get so lucky? Wink

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Post  Amanda on Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:36 am

Lizzy wrote:
*impressed with your teacher* How'd you get so lucky? Wink
Good behavior, lol.
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Post  Renée on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:34 am

Amanda wrote:
Lizzy wrote:
*impressed with your teacher* How'd you get so lucky? Wink
Good behavior, lol.

That, and he probably understood. (He started crying when he read the end of Bridge to Terabithia to us, even though he said he'd done it plenty of times. The class was torn between laughing and crying. Razz)
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:57 am

Renee, are you Amanda's twin? As in, the Amanda above!?

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Post  Amanda on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:12 pm

Yep, she is. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:11 pm

Amanda wrote:Yep, she is. Smile

Ahh! That's the coolest thing ever. I've only known one set of twins in my life and I was always fascinated. And you both write?

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Post  Amanda on Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:50 pm

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Amanda wrote:Yep, she is. Smile

Ahh! That's the coolest thing ever. I've only known one set of twins in my life and I was always fascinated. And you both write?
Yep--I've been writing seriously for probably two more years, with more words total to my name, but she's starting to get back into practicing. Most of the time, she reads what I've written and edits it. We think alike, so sometimes neither of us catch a problem, but it's usually a good system--I'll write and look over it, and then she'll look over it with the advantage of not being close to it, so she can see the errors. That helps me to distance myself from my writing really quickly. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:04 pm

I am SO jealous. I want a twin sister/ writing buddy! You're really lucky, you know that? Have you ever thought about working on a book together? Very Happy

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Post  Amanda on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Lizzy wrote:I am SO jealous. I want a twin sister/ writing buddy! You're really lucky, you know that? Have you ever thought about working on a book together? Very Happy
Haha, yes, lucky is probably an understatement. Razz We've got at least one project that we're considering doing together, in the future. It's sort of a Snow White retelling, starting in ancient Greece and ending in modern America. Renee' got the initial idea, and I've helped flesh it out, and we might write it together, once our current projects are done. I think it'll be pretty cool. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:31 pm

It SOUNDS cool, and unique! Good luck with it. You two could have so much fun writing together. When one of you has writer's block, the other can pick up the slack. Smile

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Post  Amanda on Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:18 pm

Lizzy wrote:It SOUNDS cool, and unique! Good luck with it. You two could have so much fun writing together. When one of you has writer's block, the other can pick up the slack. Smile
Haha, I never thought of that! That would be pretty awesome! I need to hurry up and finish my WIP. Smile
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Post  Renée on Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:12 pm

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Lizzy wrote:It SOUNDS cool, and unique! Good luck with it. You two could have so much fun writing together. When one of you has writer's block, the other can pick up the slack. Smile
Haha, I never thought of that! That would be pretty awesome! I need to hurry up and finish my WIP. Smile

Never thought of that? What have I been doing all these years?! tongue
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Re: Fastest you've read a book?

Post  Stephen on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:42 pm

the whole Harry Potter series in 3 nights I think and the Ewilan series in about 7 days(with school xD)
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Post  Maggie on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:23 pm

Stephen wrote:the whole Harry Potter series in 3 nights I think and the Ewilan series in about 7 days(with school xD)

What are the Ewilan series?

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Post  Stephen on Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:01 pm

Lizzy wrote:
Stephen wrote:the whole Harry Potter series in 3 nights I think and the Ewilan series in about 7 days(with school xD)

What are the Ewilan series?

the author is Pierre Bottero and they are written in french it's a bit like Narnia with the worlds but you can bring what you imagine into the real world(there are 9 books)
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Post  Maggie on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:28 pm

Ohh I see. In French. Of course. Wink Well, I'll look it up anyway. Maybe see if I can find an English translation. ^^ I like the idea of the Narnia books even if I didn't love them, really. ^^

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Post  Stephen on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:40 pm

Lizzy wrote:Ohh I see. In French. Of course. Wink Well, I'll look it up anyway. Maybe see if I can find an English translation. ^^ I like the idea of the Narnia books even if I didn't love them, really. ^^

They are pretty different to narnia I was only comparing one aspect of the story that resembles Smile
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Re: Fastest you've read a book?

Post  Brigid on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:52 pm

Gosh, I have no idea. There are a lot of books I read in one day. WELLL um, books I remember reading in less than 24 hours: Monsters of Men, The Lost Hero, all of the Mortal Instruments books (individually, that is), Clockwork Angel, The Marbury Lens, What Happened to Lani Garver, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Glass Castle ... Ahhh that's all I can think of. For good books, anyway. There are a lot of bad books that I just skimmed really fast. Heh heh. O_o
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Re: Fastest you've read a book?

Post  gillman329 on Mon May 21, 2012 3:32 pm

I got the second book of A Series of Unfortunate Evens on Christmas and finished it that evening. >Very Happy

I also read Gregor the Overlander Book 2 in one day.
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Post  Maggie on Thu May 24, 2012 11:22 pm

@Brigid Very late to reply to your reply... but I'm amused. Skimmed very fast? XD *snorts*

@Gillman329 Sweet! That's FAST. Smile

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