>A second guess is that people just aren't reading that much. I believe >statistics show that the average number of books read per year by an >individual in the US is one. Yes, that is correct. (1) > >And the average American read none, that's right, no books per year. Only a >third of our population can be classified as illiterate, but a majority is >classified as aliterate, meaning they can read, but choose not to. Only about >10-15% of the population reads on a regular basis. For most, it is easier to >watch TV, play computer games, go out to movies, argue politics, and other >idiotic distractions.