How many books do you read, for leisure, per month?

Did you ever notice that people seem to talk more about reading in the summer months? I suspect we all read during the darker winter days as well, but "beach reading" and bestseller lists do tend to be part of everyday conversations for the vacations days of June – August. And, there is also the current book club phenomenon. It may be one of very few times that a woman actually gathers with friends outside of motherhood or career realms, and publishers are really starting to take note (and figure out how to connect with us!).

Whether it is a thick historical tome, the latest legal thriller or fiction, light or heavy, reading is a fairly universal past-time. It's just a matter of how engrossed you can manage to get, or not. I am on the extreme side of that pendulum, and read a lot of everything all the time, but what about you?

1 book per month|I find just a few spare moments every day to lose myself ? but love it. (27.8%)

3 to 6 books per month|I have made daily reading a steady half hour or so habit, and find it incredibly relaxing. (34.7%)

6+ books per month|My library card is worn out and I am practically a shareholder at Barnes and Noble. (15.6%)

Magazines only|I like smaller chunks of entertainment/ information that I can easily pick up or put down at a moment's notice. (21.6%)

How many books do you r…
  • mustysmom By mustysmom
    on Jul 26, 2007  

    while I enjoy reading time is very limited. Most of my reading is on bible related material.

  • judydodd By judydodd
    on Jul 26, 2007  

    I agree that the Bible is the most important reading. Other than that I mostly just read magazines. They are better for someone who doesn't have a lot of time to read.

  • pugmom09 By pugmom09
    on Jul 26, 2007  

    I am raeding the Bible cover to cover and it will take mye years I am sure. I just can't tackle an actual book other than magazines magazines and more magazines. The lasst full book I read was last year, James Frey A illion Little Peices. A GREAT BOOK. The only book I ever read in 2 days.

  • pixanne By pixanne
    on Jul 26, 2007  

    i like to try to read a book every weekend,cover to cover. i also read nightly at bedtime to help wind down from my day.

  • beachbumbeth By beachbumbeth
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    if there were a column of 4-6 per year, that's me. i mostly read books on vacation-- when i'm home, i might start one book, but it will take me 2-3 months to finish!

  • amybea By amybea
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    I enjoy reading every evening in bed, before going to bed. It relaxes me.

  • cindielyn By cindielyn
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    I often have a couple books as well as magazines "in progress" at a time. I don't have the time I'd like to read, but when I have a few minutes, I grab whichever is closest.

  • whoaman09 By whoaman09
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    I agree on the Bible. Nothing could be better than to expand your mind AND your spirituality at the same time.

  • Hawaii66 By Hawaii66
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    I read constantly and I am a fast reader. I enjoy reading on my lunch and in the evening. I rather read, than surf the internet.

  • nanabo15 By nanabo15
    on Jul 27, 2007  

    I try to read as much as i can but, dont always have the time. I like to read steven king and dean knootz...