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Read A Book, Dammit!

Sad but true...a new survey to be released today by the National Endowment for the Arts shows a marked drop in book consumption by Americans and a particular decline in the reading of fiction, poetry and drama. Conducted by the Census Bureau in 2002, It shows, among its findings, that fewer than half of Americans over 18 now read novels, short stories, plays or poetry; that the consumer pool for books of all kinds has diminished; and that the pace at which the nation is losing readers, especially young readers, is quickening. Apparently, this is across all demographics.

Less than half read a book in the last year. Jee. Zuss. Christ.

I never thought it was so spectacular that I read as much as I do. Maybe more than average, but not amazing. Suddenly, I'm not so sure.
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