Gallup reports: Rumors of the demise of books is greatly exaggerated.
Which is all very well, but let me draw your attention to this bit:
Despite the abundance of digital diversions vying for their time and attention, most Americans are still reading books. In fact, they are consuming books at nearly the same rate that they were when Gallup last asked this question in 2002 — before smartphones, Facebook or Twitter became ubiquitous. More than one in three (35%) appear to be heavy readers, reading 11 or more books in the past year
… and come on. You call that “heavy readers”? I think you need to break down your 35% into actual no kidding heavy readers — shall we say fifty or more books per year, picture books don’t count? — and use some other term for people who read fewer than that.
Me, given that I’m writing, I read about 100 books a year. I used to read about twice that. I would call myself a heavy reader, but fifty and above seems like it should count as well. I bet those of you who read way more books than I do might draw the line higher than fifty. But seriously, who thinks that 11 books a year makes someone a heavy reader? Sheesh.