Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Books, books and more books

According to the new AP/Ipsos poll, 27% of Americans didn't read one book last year. Wow.

I'm lucky I grew up in a house full of books with a mom would have three books "going" at once. She'd come home with a new tome and Dad would say, "We'll see you in a couple of days." She would get lost in all sorts of stories...and she still does. Thankfully, she passed that love of reading on to me.

Oh, and I should definitely also credit a grandmother who reads a lot, as well as two aunts who were librarians and have stacks of books in their houses.

Any recommendations for what I should add to my reading list?

This is what I'm reading now:

6 comments:

Joseph said...

Also noteworthy is the fact that liberals read more books than conservatives.

hyperthought said...

Yea, but that just made me think, 'Do I really want conservatives reading more Coulter, O'Reilly and Left Behind books?'

If I thought they'd pick up something like Fiasco, or even classic lit, then I'd be more interested in that stat.

John said...

I am surprised it was only 27%.

As far as book reccomendations, I have really been into Tom Perrotta.

www.tomperrotta.net

Madelyn said...

oooh, I just bought The Double Bind -- hope it's good!

hyperthought said...

Mad - I finished it last night and I'm still thinking about it! We'll talk when you finish.

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