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You Can Read 70 Books per Year…

“First, most people can find sixty minutes each day to read. It sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t: fifteen minutes in the morning, fifteen minutes at lunchtime, and another thirty minutes in the evening. No problem. At this pace, you can devote seven hours to reading each week (or 420 minutes). The average reader moves through a book at a pace of about 250 words per minute. So 420 minutes of reading per week translates into 105,000 words per week. This book is roughly 55,000 words. Assuming that you can read for one hour each day, and that you read at around 250 words per minute, you can complete more than one book per week, or about seventy books per year.”

Reinke, Tony. Lit!: A Christian Guide to Reading Books (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011), Kindle Edition, 130.

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About Nick Kennicott

Christian saved by grace, married to Felicia, father to Eva, Abry, and Nicholas, pastor at Redeemer Baptist Church (visitRBC.org). Hobbies include golf, reading, writing, organic gardening, music, and stand-up​ paddleboarding.

One response to “You Can Read 70 Books per Year…

  1. By working in the book world, I have to read a lot more than 70 books a year. Apparently according to my goodreads page I’m already over 25 books for this year.

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