Lee Hadden writes: \" The Atlanta Constitution-Journal has an editorial about the reading
habits of Americans, and how they are reading light fiction.
\"Lit lite: More than half of the adults in this country read no more than
10 books a year, reports Philadelphia columnist Karen Heller - and pap
seems to be the most popular prose.\" By KAREN HELLER
According to virtually every survey available, the numbers are dismal.
Americans borrow, though don\'t necessarily read, seven library books
annually, the American Library Association reports.
Adults spend 91 hours a year reading books, according to the U.S. Census
Bureau, down 10 percent from 1995. They devote more than 17 times as many
hours to watching TV. Yes, 17 times.
Almost 60 percent of all Americans read 10 or fewer books a year,
according to a 1999 Gallup poll.
There is also the problem with what many Americans are reading: self-help
mumbo jumbo written by P.T. Barnums in Teva sandals.\"
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