Hi my name is Matt. I began to read heavily when I was 16. I am now 18. The one thing I regret most about my childhood is not reading enough. A lot of the classic literature I do not understand. Like Faulkner and Shakespeare and some Tolstoy. Guys like that confuse me. I enjoy Mark Twain at times and Hemingway at times. I love Bukowski. I enjoy Steinbeck and Vonnegut. But I was wondering how long do you hold on while you read? I try to read for an hour or two. I try not to read for more than two hours straight because it hurts my eyes. In my opinion reading for an hour or two is impressive. I read on average 3 hours a day. I was just wondering how long some of you experts read? I've read some of your post and a few of you I believe are idiots and you try to sound fancy by using long complex sentences. Its silly. reminds me of a woman in my psychology class, but if you can understand the great novelist of the past I'm sure your doing something right, but anyway. I am rambling.