Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Functionally Illiterate

What a sad and pathetic commentary of the state of our country:

One in four adults say they read no books at all in the past year, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Tuesday. Of those who did read, women and seniors were most avid, and religious works and popular fiction were the top choices.

"I just get sleepy when I read," said Richard Bustos of Dallas, a habit with which millions of Americans can doubtless identify. Bustos, a 34-year-old project manager for a telecommunications company, said he had not read any books in the last year and would rather spend time in his backyard pool.

Wow, that's deep. Pun intended.

The Bible and religious works were read by two-thirds in the survey, more than all other categories.

At least this is a good sign that many have their priorities straight, when it comes to reading material.

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