Since I wrote about the one in four article last week, this is a perfect BTT for me!
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?
This is interesting to think about because most of my friends are readers. I really can't think of anyone I know who hasn't told me about a book they've read during the past month or so. In fact, I was talking about books and audio books with someone at lunch today. As I'm getting my classroom ready to go back to school, there has been a lot of discussion about what books people enjoyed over the summer.
My husband probably reads almost as much as I do, as does my best friend. We exchange books all the time. One of my teacher friends is always recommending books, and we loan books back and forth. So, yes, I do know people who enjoy reading as much as I do.
I still think I read more than my parents ever have, and I probably read more than some of my friends who have small children. I can understand that one because it's a matter of time. Even the moms I know read at least something.
So I guess that's why I was so surprised at the statistics because I seem to be surrounded by readers.