I love to read – to learn, to understand and to enjoy. I read voraciously, and a day is not complete if I have not made time to read.
And yet, I’m in the minority. An Ipsos Reid survey showed that 31% of Canadians did not read a single book for pleasure in 2007. Reading Canadians read an average of 22 books a year – from a high of 33 books per year in British Columbia to 15 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
My book reading habit will skew the averages. I read 148 books in 2009, 63 of which were non-fiction.