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I am on book five and it took me about six months. Don't get me wrong I love the series it is just that I don't have much time. But you guys tell me how long it took all of you to get through them. A book a week? Or a book a month? Longer less let me know. If I had more time then I would read them all day long if i could, would you?

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I had had these books sitting around for about two years, as I purchased them on the advice of a friend when I saw the first 9 books on sale for $60 (Canadian dollars). I had some cash saved up and was about to move so I quit my job the month before I moved so I could get out camping with friends before I left. I decided to start reading them two nights after and , well by the time I moved I had purchased book 10 and was halfway through it. It probably took me 5 1/2 weeks to finish books 1-11 and the prequel. But I had the time, I probably read 16hrs a day til I was finished.

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It always takes me about 3 weeks to read each one. Writing my own book and raising kids doesn't leave the spare time I used to have.

The first time I read EOTW, I think it took like 3 days. Couldn't put it down...but that was a long time ago.  :)

 

 

 

 

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What kind of book are you writing, Dragon21? I want to write a fantasy myself, I have drawn a lot of inspiration from RJ

 

 

My book is also a fantasy. Should be released in the next couple of months actually. I have samples in the scribes chapter house, and I see that you have requested to join us today. Look forward to reading your stuff when you post. We offer helpful critiques there.

 

 

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Just out of curiosity, all of you who say you read every book in 2 or 3 days.....you must be young, and don't have jobs right, or at least live on your own, with no families to take care of?

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I could never read a 800-1,000 page book in 2 or 3 days anymore (only when I was young and didn't have all these responsibilities)  ;D

Of course, I still consider myself somewhat young, only 29.

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It's Goo here, WOW took most of you guys only a week or less per book !!!!!! Man never would of thought. I still in HIgh school though and can only Really read on the weekend so about a month or more for me per book. I'm gonna start reading some more and try and finish the series by May or sooner. Probably later though...

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I hate TV so instead of doing that at night when most people are watching prime time I'm reading or on the internet. Plus if I get really into a book then on the weekend I can read for 8 in the morning till my eyes just won't stay open (usually around 3-5 am). Having said that, I'm also a really slow reader. So it will generally take me 3-7 days depending on what I've got going on and if I start or finish it on a weekend.

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    I'm also a slow reader, but an avid one. Probably the fastest I've ever read a book was the last Harry Potter. I got through that one in a weekend, but it was because I was going to go back to work with a bunch of kids that I know would have ruined it for me if I didn't get it read.

 

    The other problem I have is I read more than one book at a time. Right now I'm reading a action/thriller at my first job. A fantasy to and from work (Bus or walking) Usually a different one at my second job then the same one to and from work when I get home.

 

I would guess I read a Wheel of Time book in closer to a month.

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1st time I read through it took me about 3 months but I was in school i couldnt read as fast as i normally do cause i ahd to make sure the teacher didn't catch me. and i had to wait a few weeks for CoT to become available in the library. That being said when i first read the books i also basically read every waking moment and ignored school and homework and stayed up till 1 a.m. reading though and I was in 8th grade so i didnt really have alot of responsabilities to take care of.

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Each individual book really depends on what's happening, who the main characters are. Books with lots of Rand, or Mat, I can speed through because i love them. Perrin and Elayne, not so fast. I only read in the evenings and any other spare time, I dont have time during the day, at work.

 

Reading the entire series has been affected by the spaces between books, and other commitments.

 

For example on my first read I read 1-6. Then book 7 came out so i read 1-7, then book 8 came out and i read 5-8, then book 9 and I read it standalone. Book 10 i tried to read standalone but couldnt remember the characters. so I waited for 11 and then, when I thought i was about a year off 12, started reading from 1. How that backfired!! I'm on 10 now, and have been reading since about July, but changed jobs in October - in my previous job i would read at lunchtime and got through 1-5 in about 3 months.

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then my cousin was going to throw away the first 4,

 

Did you kill him for this transgression? Haha,joking. I usually give the first three or four away to people who enjoy fantasy and have never read these books. I've probably given away the first books 5 times, currently I do not have the first four for this very reason.

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I got started on the books in early January and read the first two books over two months (Jan. and Feb.) Then I read a book every week, to week and a half until I was finished (around mid May).  Towards the end I was sitting in bed every night and reading by lamp for 3 or so hours every night.  Ironically aside from New Spring I read the Shadow Rising the fastest even though it is if I remember correctly the longest, but two eight hour car rides in a week helped.  New Spring was easy and only took me two and a half days.  I envy you Bob T. Dwarf.

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Started LoC on my birthday last year finished in 1 mo.  Same for CoS, PoD, WH and Xroads.  Before that, I know I finished Fires of Heaven memorial day weekend, but can't 'member when I started.  I think all the ones earlier took longer than a month, but last year i adopted a heavy read everywhere plan.  I am never w/out a book in my pocket (I guess that makes me a Loial reader...) and usually read while eating.

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