anghara (anghara) wrote,

Bits and bobs adn Bears

I came across some depressing publishing industry stats yesterday (courtesy of jaylake:

58% of the US adult population never reads another book after high school.
42% of college graduates never read another book.
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year.
70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
57% of new books are not read to completion.


On a brighter note, matociquala, chalk up a sale - picked up a copy of "Blood and iron" today - it's going on the To Read pile, to be sure, and since there's at least four books ahead of this one which I'm reading for review purposes it looks like it's going to have to wait its turn - but rest assured that it is bought.

Went to have a picnic to a lovely lake park yesterday, which is why very little of practical use was achieved elsewhen - I committed no words, no bloggage, nuttin'. But I had a good time. Pics soon, when I've actually downloaded them and if any are good enough to share online...

Right. Back to work now. I need to finish another of those bookk-like objects which most of America will never know is there... [sigh]

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