Sunday, September 09, 2007

Women Read More than Men

NPR did a story this week on how the reading habits of women vs. the reading habits of men. In and of it self this wasn't terribly interesting, but one sentence jumped out at me.

Among avid readers surveyed by the AP, the typical woman read nine books in a year, compared with only five for men. Women read more than men in all categories except for history and biography.

"Avid readers" only get through nine books in a year?
(Can you really be considered "avid" if you read less than a book a month?)
What does that make those of us who are easily reading more than 40 books a year?
Where did they get this sample (it certainly wasn't at my library, where adults are checking out 3-4 books at a time).