Some depressing statistics
Feb 02, 2007

From here: 1/3 of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. That's something I just don't get. Pretty much the only reason that I'm ever not in the middle of a book is because I've already read all the books I have and I haven't had a chance to get more yet. I recently read Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, and I'm currently about 1/4 of the way through Charles Mann's 1491. Next up will most likely be Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, though I may move into fiction a bit for some Charles Stross (I've heard good things about The Atrocity Archives) or Kevin J. Anderson's Of Fire and Night which I've been waiting for for a while. In some way, I even miss having a 45 minute commute every morning and evening like I did in San Francisco. It was nice having a full, uninterrupted hour and a half every day in which to do nothing but read. I guess everyone has things they like to do. I like to read. It doesn't hurt that the Boston Public Library is a work of art, either.
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