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How much do you read?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:06 am
by meboeck
When you get a manga volume, do you tend to split it up or do you read it all at once? Personally, I almost always read the whole volume at once, and sometimes I've even read a couple volumes in a row if I had time.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:11 am
by Kkun
I always read the whole volume all at once, time permitting. Occasionally I'll be interrupted while reading and I'll have to pick it up later, but 95% of the time, I read the whole book straight through.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:13 am
by Stiletto
I don't think I've ever read an entire volume all at once, except for maybe a few occasions. I pretty much always split my reading of a single volume to 2-3 chapters a day, depending on how good the series is.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:31 am
by Ichigo_89
Depends. If I get into a series, I'll read whole volumes in a row (gasp!) otherwise, I just choose certain series to read while in the bathroom...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:49 am
by Azier the Swordsman
Since I have the luxury of working at a bookstore, I read manga on my break every day.

So I get roughly 4-6 hours worth of reading weekly total.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:12 pm
by Nadia
I usually read the volume at once, then I am saddened at the end because the joy of reading has ended so quickly, and I must wait yet again for the next volume. =)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:15 pm
by Debitt
If I get it in a nice thick volume, it's all read on the spot.

I usually read things in pieces, though, simply because that's how stuff comes out in Jump. D: I must wait a week for the next dose. *emo tear*

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:27 pm
by jon_jinn
i always read through the entire volume when i buy a new manga. ALWAYS.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:34 pm
by Tenshi no Ai
Usually only parts, since I'll take them to work and don't get enough time to finish the entire thing in one sitting.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:15 pm
by Mi-Ru-Me
to tell the truth I usally buy like 3 or 4 then I read all of them at once Im tring to stop that but I get really interested.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:46 pm
by QtheQreater
Ze whole shebang. I've always done that...

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:32 pm
by MasterDias
How much do I read?
Well, if I'm not interrupted, I usually finish off the entire volume.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:01 pm
by Kaligraphic
I'm illiterate, you insensitive clod! ( ;) )




(I read straight through)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:20 pm
by meboeck
[quote="Kaligraphic"]I'm illiterate, you insensitive clod! ( ]


I must say, you write very well for someone who's illiterate. XD

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:15 pm
by uc pseudonym
Like almost everyone in this thread, I read entire volumes at once. It takes very little time to read one, really, and they don't cover a great deal of plot. Chapters coming out on a weekly basis are so short that they wouldn't be worth it if I wasn't interested in the continuation of the story.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:19 pm
by Radical Dreamer
I read the entire volume at once. It only takes me about an hour to plow through one (depending on the page number), but yeah, I typically just read it all at once, and sometimes more than one at a time, if I'm working on reading through a series and have more than one volume to finish.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:18 am
by Azier the Swordsman
Reading a GN is like reading any other paperback novel to me, so I prefer to read it one shot. (Unless I'm on the clock and my break is over.)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:32 am
by KBMaster
I always finish the entire volume unless my mom asks me to do something. Then I reluctantly put it down, finish my task quickly, then get back to my manga. Although lately I've wised up and asked her if there's anything she needed me to do before I read my manga. :lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:40 am
by mechana2015
always the total volume. I can't really take breaks mid story... its just not how I read.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:02 pm
by shojoiscool2
I read stuff like Basara and From Far Away slowly, but pure drama: Devil Does Exist, Mars, manwha the whole volume. Comedy whole volume too.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:11 pm
by Monkey J. Luffy
what's the point in sitting down and only reading part of it? It's like watching 1/2 of an episode of something and then shutting it off to save for later...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:27 pm
by Tommy
It depends if I purchased it or not. =D

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:13 pm
by Fish and Chips
The whole volume, if not then the entirety of the series. I'm sort of impulsive like that, usually don't like to be kept waiting. Which is odd, because usually I can be pretty patient.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:10 pm
by Aileen Kailum
I'll read the whole volume in one sitting, then go back and re-read it later at a slower pace. If I had the chance, I would probably try to read through a whole series in one sitting, but given that my only access to manga is through the library and I feel bad if I take a bunch of a single series, that probably won't happen.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:31 pm
by Alice
It's easy for me to end up reading the whole book. I try not to, but sometimes I do. (It's not evil, it just can seem like a waste afterwards.)

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:07 am
by Fantasy Dreamer
I buy as many as I can afford (usually several volumes from two or three different series) take them home, pick one of the volumes from one of the series and read the whole thing. And if I.E. - I get volume 1 & 2 of Host Club I read volume one one day, and volume two the next day. But thats as far as I go with "spacing it out". Then I continue doing so until I've read all that I bought.

Usually though I buy the next released volume of Full Metal Alchemist or Fruits Basket and read it all in one sitting. But then I can't wait until the next volume is released, so maybe its better to space it out? But after about a week I'm back in focus on what's important and wait patiently, so dragging it out would be worse...

Anyway, if I have an interruption I have to put it down and come back. But I quickly go over the schedule for my week and find a time when I can read the rest no interruptions.

Alice wrote:It's easy for me to end up reading the whole book. I try not to, but sometimes I do. (It's not evil, it just can seem like a waste afterwards.)


And afterwards you're like "I can't believe I read the Wh-oole thing!" Yeah, I think most of us have been there before, Alice.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:43 am
by Htom Sirveaux
It usually takes me about 3 sitdowns, just because I don't usually have time to read through a volume all at once.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:26 am
by Alice
Fantasy Dreamer wrote:And afterwards you're like "I can't believe I read the Wh-oole thing!" Yeah, I think most of us have been there before, Alice.


Yep. :) My brother reads manga much more slowly, and he can't believe I can read them so fast. At least they last for him. =_=

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:29 pm
by WrestlingOtaku
I usually buy a couple of volumes at a time and then read them all at once. Most of the time, I'll go back and read the whole series up till that point before I even pick up the book that I bought.

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:29 pm
by Okami