Aug 31, 2007

Meme: Statistics

I just discovered Booking Through Thursdays and really liked the idea of sharing more information about myself and books. I don't think I'll participate always on thursdays, but I do want to try for once a week. Maybe on a day like today when I don't have much to say about a book, or on sundays when my husband is home and dominates computer use. Here's my first one:

There was a widely bruited-about statistic reported last week, stating that 1 in 4 Americans did not read a single book last year. Clearly, we don’t fall into that category, but . . . how many of our friends do? Do you have friends/family who read as much as you do? Or are you the only person you know who has a serious reading habit?

My husband definitely falls into this category. I am not sure if he read more than two books last year, but he does read countless magazines, newspapers and internet articles, does that make up for it? I, on the other hand, rarely read media other than books, so I think we balance each other out. My family reads quite a bit, and often recommends books to me, but I doubt they read nearly as much as I do.


terra said...

you would probably be surprised at how many books your family read. None of us are avid TV watchers. I'll have to start keeping track of the books I read. I like your blog.

Jeane said...

I stand corrected! I know you all read a lot, but I get the impression everyone is busier than me, so I just thought I read more because I have more time on my hands, although that's not true anymore with my daughter now... I'd like to hear what you've read and any recommendations!