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Read 6 books per year and you're well read
12-28-2012, 03:43 PM
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Read 6 books per year and you're well read
...at least compared to a typical American.
I'm finishing my 50th book this week and I feel like I could have read so much more... it's the darn baseball games in the summer that keep me from my books for a few hours most days. ahhh well... some sacrifices must be made. Smile


Quote:The Pew Research Center has unveiled its stats on the United States' reading habits in 2012, revealing that 75 percent of Americans aged 16 and above read at least one book this year. That figure includes printed books, audio books and e-books, an increasingly popular medium. Readers polished off an average 15 books apiece, a number that was clearly bumped up by voracious bookworms because the median number of books consumed was six. (In other words, half of all readers finished more than six books, and the other half read fewer than six). There's still time left in the year to squeeze in a few more tomes and bump up your tally — we just hope you're a fast reader.

http://now.msn.com/how-many-books-did-am...ad-in-2012

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12-30-2012, 05:54 AM
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RE: Read 6 books per year and you're well read
You can read multiple books on the same topic, or topics that are similar, which is not being well read IMO.
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12-30-2012, 08:54 AM
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RE: Read 6 books per year and you're well read
(12-30-2012 05:54 AM)achieve Wrote:  You can read multiple books on the same topic, or topics that are similar, which is not being well read IMO.

Is that like saying that watching 8 hours of Fox News each day does not make you well informed? If so, then I agree.

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12-30-2012, 09:19 AM
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RE: Read 6 books per year and you're well read
(12-30-2012 05:54 AM)achieve Wrote:  You can read multiple books on the same topic, or topics that are similar, which is not being well read IMO.

Well the way I look at it is as long as someone is reading anything at all they are better off than someone who reads nothing. I know people who haven't read a book in years and years.

Or as Mark Twain said: The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

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