Thursday, November 26, 2009

Reading time with pickle

According to a magazine Eilonwy and I were making fun of while waiting for her new tires three days before her wedding, 25% of Americans didn't read a single book last year.

That means for every four adults you know, chances are that one of them didn't even read one book.

How tragic is that? I can't even comprehend how that's possible. Yes, there are other things to read - online articles, magazines, this blog - but books are, of course, my favorite. If it's a children's book, it doesn't even take long. A few months ago, I was shelving my personal bookcases and sitting on the floor. I finished, but wasn't ready to get up yet.

So I read a book. Neil Gaiman's Wolves in the Walls, which I hadn't actually read yet, and then I was ready to get up and get moving again.

It's that simple.

The good news is that I'm preaching to the choir here, as I'm fairly confident that most of you are readers. Thank heavens for that!

Also, today is my half-golden birthday! I'm 25.5 now!


David said...

101 books and counting for the year.

AmandaStretch said...

That, sir, is quite impressive. I don't know my current book total, but that's because I'm still working on my 2009 challenge (and I'm only on F!), so whenever I'm reading something else, I feel guilty and think I should be reading my non-fic. Oh well.

David said...

That's what Goodreads is for. It lets you know what you've read and when you've read it.

AmandaStretch said...

Oh I know, but that doesn't mean I keep a running total in my head. That's the website's job. ;) And it says 17 in my read in 2009 category, which may or may not be correct.