5 astonishing facts about reading

We do it every day – we read books, articles, messages and posts on social media. Reading can be different, but it's certainly one of the most astonishing things humans can do. Here are 5 little-known facts about reading.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
I feel a genuine sense of panic if I don't have a book within access!
Sep 28, 2020 4:31AM
Gautam Sinha
Wish I could go back to the days when I really READ books.....sure, computers & phones have made things faster but I do feel that we (and I) are missing a lot of things as we have reduced (or almost completely cut off) reading books from our lives. Maybe my thoughts & I are old-fashioned.
Jul 18, 2021 2:13AM
Kitty White
I love to read. UI would rather read than watch tv. I usually read 3 or 4 books a week. Since I'm in a nursing home I don't have much else to do.
Jun 6, 2021 5:06PM
alan, I read about 200 books a year, so I've got you covered.
Apr 9, 2021 12:34AM
I haven’t read a book for two years and I am retired. Not good for the averages
Feb 16, 2021 12:05AM
That is weird! I read more than 4 books a week! I have been an avid reader since the age of 7. Of course my taste in reading material has changed several times over the years. Right now I read mostly from my e-reader since I can make the print larger, but I still love books!
Feb 8, 2021 7:34PM
Carrie Arnold-Marsh
I'm retired, so I spend a LOT of time reading--four or five books a week is standard. I do some light mysteries for a break between heavy stuff. I'm currently on Darwin's Origin of Species. Next is Des Carte and then a re-read of Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land. Interesting that the Church of All World's was founded on Heinlein's book and it freaked him out so bad that he withdrew it from print for about 20 years, I'm told! READ ON!
Jan 17, 2021 5:09PM
Steve Tingle
Almost always read myself to sleep at night so the relaxation effect does work. Intrigued by the E-reader versus paper, I use an E-reader at night because I don't lose my page when I drop off and drop the book/reader.
Nov 17, 2020 8:59PM
Mary Jo Smith
Former English teacher. Retiree who belongs to two book clubs.
Oct 17, 2020 5:47PM
Bill Hosking
Read about two books per week, also reread any I really enjoy
Oct 16, 2020 5:27AM
Susan Andrews-Jones
I must have a book being read along with one or two, waiting for me. I typically read one or two bonks per week. I am also known to reread books that we’re especially a great read. 12 books a year is ridiculous!!
Sep 11, 2020 5:43PM
Nancy Schwalen
Suzanne Wilson, I got a Kindle when we were planning a month-long trip to Germany (family wedding) and Ireland (touring with friends). It saved weight in my suitcase and carry-on luggage. But when I got home I reverted to "real" books with paper pages.
Aug 20, 2020 5:50PM
Nancy Schwalen
4 books a year!?!?!? I often read 4 books a months and/or have 2 or 3 books in mid-read and the same time.
Aug 20, 2020 5:48PM
I read every evening before I sleep. Really relaxes and helps to clear mind of disturbing thing in these trying times. I prefer books also, but always have a current book going on my Kindle.
Jul 6, 2020 1:50PM
I read at least 2 books a week. I prefer the turning the page of a paperback but must admit due to convenience I have been reading on a Ipad.
Jun 15, 2020 9:52PM

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