Booking Through Thursday – “Statistics”

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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?

I posted about that report here last week, and also mentioned it over here – people were scandalized, but then again, as this question notes, we’re preaching to the choir.

This question seems to be somewhat of a companion to last week’s. I probably read more than most people I know, but I’m surrounded by people who enjoy reading – I just read faster than many of them, and make it more of a point to make time for reading, I think. As I wrote last week, my family is full of readers, and books have been a point of bonding with quite a few of my friends too…after awhile, I seem to find that if I don’t have the reading habit in common with someone, there are a lot of other things we don’t have in common either. My first husband read so much for his work that he didn’t really read much for fun. (See what I mean?)

My second husband, on the other hand, has always enjoyed reading and is doing more of it since we’ve been together, and he’s happy about that. So am I.

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