If you’ve been around this blog long enough, many of you will have realized that I am passionate about books.
Am I the most well-read person? No.
Am I a serviceable lit critic? Probably not.
I do, however, have a love affair with books.The way a new book smells, or the crack of the spine when you open it for the first time, fills me with anticipation and excitement for the journey I’m about to begin.
Likewise, the satisfaction of closing the back cover, after reading the last word of the last sentence on the last page of a brilliant novel is unlike any other feeling. It helps me to remember that I am making progress in this world. Even if that progress is small, indeed.
A survey by The Jenkins Group, an independent publishing services firm, has shown that millions of Americans never read another book after leaving school.
Check out the stats:
33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives.
42% of college graduates never read another book after college.
80% of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.
So, here’s my question:
Have you continued to read since graduation? Why or why not?