And now a poll...
My post yesterday about the alleged book-reading habits of the great unwashed public ("1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives") generated an inordinate number of comments, many doubting the validity of the data (which may in fact not be true, but all of us are too busy to look up the source of the numbers).
TYWKIWDBI readers are certainly not representative of the general public, but it was suggeted that it might be interesting to survey how many books people visiting here actually DO read in a year. I've just reviewed my lists of "books read" (which I've kept since 1988), and for the ten years since my retirement from full-time employment, I've read an average of 33 books/year.
Just as a matter of curiosity, I've added a poll at the top of the right sidebar; the choices are:
- two books a week or more (>100)
- one book a week ("about 50")
- two books a month ("about 25")
- one book a month ("about 12")
- one book a season ("about 4")
- one or two books a year
- no books, but I read other things
And I'll add a note that this blog has a recommended books category that has about 50 entries in it.