1000? 1000? 1000 Books a Year!October 13, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Book Blather | 5 Comments
Never mind. I quit.
I just did a Google search on “1000 books a year” and came up with several people who claim either to have done it or regularly do it. (Usually they are blog commenters and you have to skim down to find their quotes).
This person was inspired by a religious leader to read more.
waywardclam has ADD and read quite a bit in school, though no longer.
presidentsherrill does it in only two hours a day.
This fellow did it for a couple of years.
This gal routinely reads 500-1000.
This other guy says “there are many of us” who read 500-1000 a year.
(As an historian, I can’t help but wish for some documentation here…)
I wanted to rant. I wanted to mock “speed readers” and I wanted to crush light genre fiction with my elegantly curved little thumb.
But I give up. I have no way of knowing what all these other people are reading, what they do for a living, how bright they are, or how much they give to charity. What it comes down to is that there are plenty of people who read vast quantities more than I do.
And good for them.