Wednesday, August 29, 2007

How to read a book

From Bookselling This Week:

An Associated Press/Ipsos poll, released on Tuesday, revealed that 27 percent of the approximately 1,000 U.S. adults polled had not read a book in the past year. However, the study showed that more than half of those who did read a book in the past year had read more than six books, and over a quarter had read more than 15.


Why don't more people read books? Could it be that they're simply afraid of trying something new?

See if you don't get a good belly laugh out of this video:



(Hat tip to The Internet Writing Journal for the link.)

7 comments:

ForstRose said...

Great video. LOL!

Melissa

Jennifer Shirk said...

Too funny!

Unfortunately, that's my hubby. **sigh**

Shauna said...

ROTFLOL!

Unfortunately, that's me!

Becky said...

That was a funny clip. But it is kind of sad that so many people spend so much time in front of TV's and Video Games and the computer these days that they don't take the time to explore the world of books. So many wonderful things out there to discover in books. Books, books, books...I LOVE BOOKS! *Said in Cookie Monster's voice* (or would that be Bookie Monster?)

danny said...

Yeah a funny video, but basically a waste of time. Hey, are you aware of the amount of times you use the word "I", "me" and "my" on your websites? No wish to be rude, but maybe you should try and sorta be more aware of other folk on your blog sites other than publicising yourself and your books own gain? Dammit, I mean, you're supposed to be a Christian, aren't you? I see very little here that would be of any advantage to anything or anyone but yourself. I don't wish to offend you, but as a Christian myself, I'm shocked by your total and utter lack of anything here that would be of advantage to anyone but you. Think about it and perhaps do something useful with your websites.

Brenda Coulter said...

I don't wish to offend you, but as a Christian myself, I'm shocked by your total and utter lack of anything here that would be of advantage to anyone but you.

Danny, that post made it pretty clear that you do wish to offend me. But taking offense is my choice, and I'm not in the mood to do that today.
;-)

Maybe you'd be happier reading somebody else's blog.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful satire! It set me off cackling with glee.
:-)
Being an author myself, this Scandinavian send-up confirms my worst suspicions about the average non-reader today.
But if you do fancy some interesting reading, maybe you would like to look here:
www.xlibris.com/sidneyallinson.html