Maybe we should get our head back in books!

Hey, it’s Rich Dale.  Now, I would’ve thought that the pandemic lockdown has been a perfect chance to catch up on some reading – but I guess most of us chose to binge-watch Netflix instead.  (OK, I’m guilty too.)

According to a new Gallup poll, Americans are reading fewer books than ever – averaging 12.6 books in the last year.  That’s down from an average of 15.6 books in 2016, and the lowest total since Gallup began keeping track in 1990.

And we’re not just talking about old-fashioned paper books.  the survey included e-books and audiobooks as well!

Roughly 17% of Americans say they didn’t read any books last year, while 27% say they read more than 10 books.

But think of it this way — you’re already on the road to recovery by reading this post.