November 17, 2006



Look at these book statistics Avery found according to Jerrold Jenkins and published here:

One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. Many do not even graduate from high school.

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.

42% of college graduates never read another book.

80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.

70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.

57% of new books are not read to completion.

I've read two books in the past nine days. Am I really that rare?


I started digging around, and others think the numbers are just too danged high here. I can't find the original, so maybe it's not even worth posting at all.

Posted by Sarah at November 17, 2006 08:02 PM | TrackBack
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