I almost forgot about the Booking Through Thursday today!
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?
While I know people who don’t get to read as much as they’d like to, and who don’t read as much as I do, I’m not aware of knowing anyone who actually doesn’t read. I suppose it’s possible; I certainly don’t quiz all my friends on their reading habits, and I can think of one or two people who might or might not read. However, I think just by nature of my interests I tend to get along best with other folks who read. We have more in common to talk about if nothing else.
Speaking of which, someone noted on one of my reviews the other day that I had read the book really quickly after my previous review. I can read a book in anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 hours. This figure depends on several things: how busy I am with other matters; how restless I am (ADD & PTSD both contribute to bouts of extreme restlessness); how interesting or boring the book is; and whether I’m in a “reading mood.” I’ve finished big, thick hardbacks by starting in the morning and finishing in the evening, but sometimes I’m lucky if I get through a few pages in a day. Just yesterday evening I read the first 200 pages of Connelly’s A Darkness More than Night, probably in the space of about 4 hours.