Sunday, July 23, 2006

Why Don't People Read?

George and I take trips to Chapters in our spare time. We go to a bookstore for fun. We are sick sick people. I guess when you don't drink alcohol or do drugs you need something as a "fix". I really am addicted to buying books. It's pretty sad. Being an avid reader, I was pretty shocked when I saw these statistics:

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.

42% of college graduates never read another book.

80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.

70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

57% of new books are not read to completion.

--Jerrold Jenkins.

I don't know if I believe these stats because they are pretty high, but who knows...

Toque Tip: Bound by Gravity and Para Publishing


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