posted on May, 30 2009 @ 02:54 PM
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
Those statistics cannot be right.
I honestly cannot believe those "facts."
As an also avid reader, I cannot believe that at some point many of these people will not pick up one book or another in their free time.
That is ridiculous.
Yeah, I wish they were. The reason I actually think those numbers are close to the truth is because they were compiled for use by publishers who were
actually trying to figure out the sales demographics. They have sales statistics and consumer demographic study down to a science.
I've made it a habit to ask people I know about their reading habits and find an alarmingly high number of them just have no interest in reading.
The reason I am adding to this thread now is that I am seriously considering the purchase of a kindle reader. It is expensive, $360 but I travel for
extended periods of time to remote locations. I carry safety gear, tools and clothing along with books. I just don't have room for more than a few
books and when I run out of reading material I've got no place to get more.
So, has anybody used a kindle or other reader of any type? If so, how was it.
By the way, I recently read Brahm Stokers "Dracula"
"Thunderstruck" by Eric Larson
"Shakespeare - the World as a Stage" by Bill Bryson
"Blaze" by Stephen King
"The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova
"An Inconvenient Book" by Glen Beck
"Witness to Roswell" by Carey and Schmitt
I'm presently reading "Century Rain" by Alstair Reynolds.
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