I’m sure by now you have heard the sobering news that one in four Americans did not read a single book last year. 25%. Two and a half out of ten. Two bits. The proportion represented by 15 minutes on a clock. You get the idea.
Meanwhile, the typical person read four books. But as we all know from the comments section, the people who read this blog are far from typical.
So you tell me: how many books did you read last year?
In keeping with my recent tradition of asking You Tell Me questions I can’t answer myself, I read… uh… maybe 50? I’m not really sure. The thing is, it’s hard to estimate because while I spend a good portion of every day reading, I spend most of my time reading partial manuscripts and proposals, and I can’t really count those. So I’ll say 50 to be safe. A good round number.
What about you?