Is reading a lost art? The answer is . . . well, sort of.
According to a new study, 27% of Americans haven’t read a book, or even part of a book, in the past year. But hey, that means 73% of us HAVE, right?
That number is fairly consistent over the past four years . . . in April of 2015, 26% of people said they hadn’t read a book in the past year.
It’s a big jump from 2011, though . . . when only 18% hadn’t read in the past year.
Of course, in 2011, books had less competition for our time since binge watching TV shows wasn’t really a thing yet . . . to put it in perspective, that was still two years before Netflix’s first original series.