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?
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I know lots of people who fall into that category! I'm sure some of my friends and family haven't picked up a book in years. My own husband never reads a book, no matter what I try. The last time, he read the first 20 pgs of Master and Commander, that was about a year ago. He enjoyed it, but he has difficulties reading even though he's a university educated professional. He also says he's too busy, which is what I hear from other non-readers.
And if I'm really honest, I went through a dry period where I didn't read at all in my 20's. I was one of the 'too busy' crowd. I'm making up for it now.
My mom and a few of my in-laws are big readers, but I don't think they are quite as insane about it as I am. Still, I think that the amount that my family and I read makes up for that 25% who don't.
I'd love to have more readers around me, but I'm not a person who forces her beliefs on others. So I don't try to make my non-reading friends read but my books are always there for anyone considering converting.