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  1. I saw that statistic, and it’s sooooo hard to wrap my head around. I often feel like in my reading community (Goodreads groups, blogging, watching BookTube videos) that I am slow and not as “intense” of a reader…then these stats come out and it’s almost shocking.

    • AbsentElemental

      I’m honestly shocked the number isn’t higher than 26% of all adults. I had people read a book for a new hire class I was teaching and over half of the class told me it was the first book they’d read since college. The sample size was made up of people that should be on the lower end of those statistics. I don’t read often (3-4 books a year most years), but I’ve tried to change that recently.

    • Cherie Jamison

      I read during downtime at work. It’s kind of the reason I got back into reading after college. It amazes me how many people come up to me and say that they haven’t read a book since high school or that they just “don’t read.” It boggles my mind.

      • AbsentElemental

        I think I didn’t read a single book for a year and a half after grad school. The amount of reading in grad school burned me out.

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