I have heard so many people say they are not “readers.” How do you learn? Learning is so gratifying, especially when you benefit from it. There is so much to learn and we have so much access to knowledge now. I recently finished reading “Talking to Strangers” and I thought it was eye opening at times.
Here are some startling statistics from the book “People are idiots and I can prove it!”
- People spend 20 hours watching TV and under 2 hours per week reading.
- 58% of Americans will not pick up a non-fiction book after high school. For the past 5 years, non-fiction have been my favorite..maybe it’s a maturity thing but there are so many good ones out there!
- 42% of University students do not pick up ANY books after graduation. I understand that reading textbooks are about as joyful as a fork in your eye but to not pick up another book is Definitely not the answer.
- Only 20% will buy or read a book..just one book guys, get this stat up!
- 70% of people have not been in a library or bookstore in the past 5 years. Well I really hope the survey this data is based on, is all LIES.
If you don’t know where to start with books, think about what you want to learn about. Books have reviews too so don’t risk picking a boring textbook.
Larry Winget (who wrote the book mentioned above) did a post about 5 books that changed his life. Here’s the link: 5 books by Larry Winget.
Guess what I am going to do? Grab all of Larry’s book recommendations. This Covid crisis should really be a good time to pick a good book habit. Good luck and let me know how it goes.