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Old 07-02-2019, 09:19 PM
 
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I find the idea, and phrase, distasteful - as if a person doesn't normally read, but then does it to excess. Is an hour a "binge"? What do you think?

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Old 07-02-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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A binge is devouring a novel in a single sitting.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I've been doing this for years and years....nothing new.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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This really shouldn't be news to anyone who reads. And I'm doubly surprised to find that this writer found it a surprise given that he is a novelist -- usually people who write are also people who read.

And one or two hours is not at all a "binge" read. To me, a bing read (and also a binge watch) would be about 8 hours -- an entire day.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:09 PM
 
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Well, I think that for those of us for whom reading is basically a biological function, the standards are different than for those who think they've really done something when they take 3 weeks to read a 200 page popular novelette.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I remember not being able to put down Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth on a work night! That my friends was a binge. I finally straggled into bed around 2 am.

But had to finish it finally the next day.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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I finished Black, White, and Jewish by Rebecca Walker in a day at school in the 11th grade. I acknowledge now that it was disrespectful but I was smitten.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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This really shouldn't be news to anyone who reads. And I'm doubly surprised to find that this writer found it a surprise given that he is a novelist -- usually people who write are also people who read.

And one or two hours is not at all a "binge" read. To me, a bing read (and also a binge watch) would be about 8 hours -- an entire day.
To me, a "binge" would be focusing on a particular subject or author, and then pursing it with several books.

I agree - I think the article is peculiar coming from a novelist.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I agree - I think the article is peculiar coming from a millennial novelist.
fify - not so peculiar...



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Old 08-01-2019, 03:11 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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To me, "binge" reading is reading the first novel in a series and then ordering the next 3 or 4 for my Kindle and sitting to read through those as well. While I can't get through 4 novels in one day, I can do 2 or 3.
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