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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53 Comments
deborahpmercer
I feel a genuine sense of panic if I don't have a book within access!
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Sep 28, 2020 4:31AM
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.
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Jun 6, 2021 5:06PM
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.
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Jul 18, 2021 2:13AM
Mary Jo Smith
Former English teacher. Retiree who belongs to two book clubs.
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Oct 17, 2020 5:47PM
sbergthold
I HAVE to read every day....newspapers, magazines, books. Love historical mysteries, humorous books, murder mysteries, whatever. Without the library available right now, I am going a little crazy. Don't have a TV and don't miss one.....books are the way to go,.
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Apr 19, 2020 4:46PM
Suzanne Wilson
I average around 10 books a month. I've tried an ebook but didn't like it. I prefer turning paper pages.
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Jun 6, 2020 1:31AM
Bill Hosking
Read about two books per week, also reread any I really enjoy
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Oct 16, 2020 5:27AM
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.
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Nov 17, 2020 8:59PM
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!
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Jan 17, 2021 5:09PM
Bob Gorby
There’s even a railtin the game of Monopoly about it!
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Feb 17, 2024 6:46PM
Elsy O. Stromberg
I don't read many books since I got the internet.
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Jan 25, 2024 11:58AM
Gary Kucera
I Have averaged 20 books a year since my wife passed away 11 years ago. I have read almost 1,500 books over the last 60 years
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Apr 10, 2023 4:32PM
Joanne Masci
I love to read & read 2-4 books a month.
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Mar 5, 2023 12:02PM
Ellen Duff
I loved reading as a young child and even more so as an adult I read an average of at least to two books a week
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Jan 2, 2023 6:24PM
joanbasilicata
I love to read, been doing it since age 6, am 77 now and still reading several books at the same time. There is nothing as soothing as a good book. Nothing as pleasurable as a funny novel. Nothing as wonderful as a history book or a good mystery....books are a way of sharing inner thoughts put to paper and charging another brain to respond.
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Aug 14, 2022 10:17PM
Madi Marven
Po read non-stop,I love reading & always have,think it's a only child Habit!
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Jul 24, 2022 12:05PM
bettye
alan, I read about 200 books a year, so I've got you covered.
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Apr 9, 2021 12:34AM
alan
I haven’t read a book for two years and I am retired. Not good for the averages
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Feb 16, 2021 12:05AM

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