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    I read the end of books first so that when I give up part way through at least I know what happened!
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    I usually start in the middle of the books and work my way out, because then it leads to my curiosity of how everything got to be.

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    I always read 3 books at a time -- I don't know why do that either. It sort of annoys me.
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    I read books and type on forums alot at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber View Post
    I read books and type on forums alot at work.
    What do you do for a living?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    I always read 3 books at a time -- I don't know why do that either. It sort of annoys me.
    Three at a time would be small for me. I am often close to 12.

    I don't finish all the books I read. They are almost all non-fiction, so if I did read the ending, it doesn't make much of a difference.

    I read what is interesting and stop when I stop finding it interesting.

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    I usually start at the beginning, and finish normally... sometimes I even take time to read it all in one sitting regardless of length. If I don't finish it, I usually just read a synopsis somewhere else and get the gist of the course of events.

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    I start at the beginning after having rambled a cursory eye over the internal contents and perhaps the ending. Like Sandy, I bring a small pile of books with me.
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    I am an absolute devourer of books I'm interested in (i.e. all the books I read - I don't really leave books unfinished.) and can read whole paragraphs with a glance if I'm really in the thrall of the reading mania.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I read the end of books first so that when I give up part way through at least I know what happened!
    Fiction:
    I read it from the beginning to the end unless
    a) it's a book with lots of pages
    b) it's really good and
    c) I cannot wait to the end
    In these cases I read the end before I should.

    Fact books:
    I read from here and there, only those chapters that interests me.

    I read fast. I call myself a storyline reader. I follow the storylines very closely and I am very bored of books that have too much details and poor storyline. After reading a book, I cannot remember the details but I always remember the storyline. Same with the movies.

    I love books which give you something to think about and in which you can guess the outcome. I love the books where there is some big pattern to be figured out.

    I hate reality based books and I never read them. I don't like horror either because of my habit of getting too involved with the books (same with the movies also).

    I am quite fast reader maybe because of my storyline reading. The downside is that details escape my attention.

    I have always loved reading. I read a lot when I was a child and I still read a lot. My favourite books are fantasy, fiction, historical fantasy, old fashioned detective stories and MBTI books.

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