August 22, 2007
"...One in four adults reads no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and older people 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...."
I don't even know what to say... a "typical person claimed to have read four books in the last year ..." I'd be embarrassed to say I had only read 4 books in the last year. I'm even a little embarrassed at how little I've read the past 2 months.