Tuesday, August 21, 2007

How many books did you read in 2006?

A recent Associated Press article reported that in 2006 one in four Americans didn't read any books at all. And those who did — mostly women and old folk — read religious books and popular fiction.

I wonder if they even counted children's books. In 2006, I read about 400 books. Mostly picture books, of course. But I also read a few YA novels, adult fiction and nonfiction, and inspirational books of interest to Christian men.

And I wrote a few, too.


Dee said...

I read at least 15-20 works of fiction and maybe another 15 non-fiction (everything from science to decorating) last year. Children's books? Too many to count, that's for sure. My goal for this year is 52 works of fiction. I might make it!

gail said...

Let's see, I can check out 50 books at a time, so I'm probably at about 400 too for picture books. Then another 10 or so on craft or how-to. And probably about 12 novels.


rindawriter said...

Oh goodness! I don't even keep track of how many books I read. It's not just the bags and bags of books from the library, it is all the books in my collection that I read and re-read as well.

I read all sorts of genres, preferring children's and nonfiction, however.

I KNEW my husband was THE man for me, when he started carrying my library books bags home for me from the library....and now he pays my fines as well...without too much grumbling...there's true love for ya!