There was a widely bruited-about statistic reported last week, stating that 1 in 4 Americans did not read a single book last year. Clearly, we don’t fall into that category, but . . . how many of our friends do? Do you have friends/family who read as much as you do? Or are you the only person you know who has a serious reading habit?
Readers tend to find one another, don't you think? I was very surprised by this statistic because, while not all my friends are "addicted" readers, almost everyone I enjoy spending time with also enjoys books and reading. I have also found that colleagues at work who are book lovers, and they are the ones I gravitate to when it comes to lunchtime or "water cooler conversation."
Of course I'm just talking about my face-to-face relationships here. I have made lots of online friends through LibraryThing, various Yahoo reading groups, and the blogosphere!