Tuesday, August 21, 2007

No Comment Department

One in four read no books last year - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - There it sits on your night stand, that book you've meant to read for who knows how long but haven't yet cracked open. Tonight, as you feel its stare from beneath that teetering pile of magazines, know one thing — you are not alone.

One in four adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and seniors were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.

The survey reveals a nation whose book readers, on the whole, can hardly be called ravenous. The typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year — half read more and half read fewer. Excluding those who hadn't read any, the usual number read was seven."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man, that's even worse than I thought. I just don't spend much time with those people, I guess, as I know a lot of readers.

Glen said...

My reading has dropped off in the last couple of years (really switched to other things than books), but not *that* much. Wow.

Unknown said...

Doesn't bode well for booksellers. Or writers.

Anonymous said...

Could it be that they are too busy reading your blog to pick up a book?

Jerry House

Unknown said...

Hahahahahahaha!

Randy Johnson said...

All's not lost. I have two great-nephews(ages 9 and 13) who read everything they can get their hands on.

Unknown said...

Yeah, but they have a good example to follow.

Anonymous said...

"Of those who did read, women and seniors were most avid"

They got that right.

Unknown said...

It's the men we need to work on.