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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-12 03:52 pm

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[personal profile] ketita 2017-03-12 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I gotta agree with some of the other commenters. You don't quite sound like a "bibliophile" to me, but.... so what? You can enjoy books however you want, regardless of what you call yourself.
I would personally wonder a bit at somebody who told me they love to read, or reading is their hobby, and only reads ~3 books a year. I mean it's fine to enjoy reading and just not have so much time for it, but I guess I'd expect some sort of qualifier? It's like how I won't call myself a cosplayer - I'll say "I cosplay sometimes", because I don't do it consistently or that often. I only make a new costume once every few years.

That said, I don't personally identify with a lot of those statements either, and I do read a ton.

Incidentally, I went and did a count of how many books I've read this year so far (since January). It's at least 13, though I guess that's not surprising since I'm a literature student... (the irony is that had I completed some of the readings I was *supposed* to have done, there would be like 4 more books on that list).

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
The thing about reading is that you can read regularly, but consume relatively small amount of text in one sitting (1-5 pages per day). Ar this rate, even a perosn who reads on a daily basis will onyl have finished ~3 books a year.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 09:34 pm (UTC)(link)
nayrt but reading only a page a day doesn't particularly sound like a committed pastime, either.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I can only read 5-10 pages per day during my commute time. That still makes it 2 months to finish one average-size novel, despite reading on a daily basis. A person can have more than one committed pastime and not enough time to spend hours at a time for both. Still, if you do something on a daily basis, I'd say that you have the right to call it a hobby.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)

Also, I can only read max 2 pages per day in my third language, due to not feeling very comfortable with it.
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[personal profile] ketita 2017-03-12 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
You're right. I guess it would really come down to how they presented. Like, I don't normally quiz people on how many books they've read. So if they say to me, "oh, I love reading!" and I'd say, "cool, what do you like? Read anything good lately?" and they start telling me about what they've read, I'd accept it at face value, because clearly they *are* reading.

You're right when you put it that way. I guess my perspective is skewed, since my job is reading XD so I read tons. So much that sometimes I don't enjoy it anymore ._.