People are not even reading anymore

It´s over, IQfy?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homie, like... Half of other people actually finished a book, do you understand your graphic?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its probably fantasy bullshit. Is it over or not

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        To woe is me over dry reading is peak pseud. Change my mind. Pro tip: You can't.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    honestly way more than i would have guessed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Same. 50% seems really high to be honest.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Tbf I'm sure the majority of them are slop like The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Frick and Outliers

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Higher than I expected, booktok surely has terrible taste but literacy is better than nothing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >booktok
      >literacy
      Pick one.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >48%
    I'm actually shocked it's even that high. Almost no one I know my age (30) or younger reads (all working professionals). Even in university I didn't know anyone except a couple who read anything more than what was required for classes. Most of the people I know who read are boomers.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This graph would have been the exact same around 100-150 years ago, and less so the further back in time. Post WW2 western countries had populations that read a lot because they didn't have the internet and all this shit. Reading a book was probably the equivalent as watching a full movie is now. The thing is watching a movie from start to finish is becoming less common now as people are prefering video games, short form content (TV shows etc.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Part of the reason is also that movies are usually watched in one sitting and done. TV shows mean you get a drip-feed of content every week for years. More and more people want constant diversion today rather than watching or reading something only occasionally.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >TV shows mean you get a drip-feed of content every week for years.
        I thought people binge watch seasons in 1 or 2 whole goes now

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >This graph would have been the exact same around 100-150 years ago
      >Goes on to say that everyone used to read
      Wtf is this post

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        People have been seething that you aren't reading their favorite book (that they haven't even read) for hundreds of years at this point. (thousands if you count the bible)
        I wanted to find some other one where it was a influential american English teacher writing about how people don't read the classics, but couldn't find it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >cringing dedications and lying odes
          KEKEKEKEKEKEK

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, and just like we have been complaining about declining morals for at least two thousand years straight, it's been true every time. Your man asks if good authors are mistreated and disregarded, and yes, so they were. Most authors of meaningful works (but the few by-their-times-accepted ones) were living on leather, struggling to find a place to sleep. Even the successful and well-connected ones all have stories about how it was only by miracle their greatest works were, after a dozen refusals, finally published to skeptical or lukewarm reception. Does the public prefer unserious works? Yes, contrary to advertising and propaganda, this is a long observed tendency, and today it's extremely obvious. Walk into a bookstore and you'll be lucky to find a single work of weight outside the single, never restocked "classics" shelf. Ask the public and you'll find they will tell you so, too: they abhor serious things.

          Really, wit and a sardonical style can never deny bitter reality, as has been proven over and over and over again throughout the ages. Find me a single "things are actually fine" witticism that didn't soon get contradicted by history. If you were to speak to the publishers, or just about anyone on any ground floor, and actually leave your comfortable, reassuring chair and comfortable, reassuring company and comfortable, reassuring thoughts you'd understand how dire things are.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    nah, 48% is still way too high. people are lying, which isn't too uncommon with self-reports.

    the vast majority of people don't read recreationally.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Obviously. Our whole culture is in shambles.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Keep the flame alive

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >48.43%

    that's actually a high number, way more than I expected.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    top 1% is > 50 books
    https://today.yougov.com/entertainment/articles/48239-54-percent-of-americans-read-a-book-this-year

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no way 48% of people have finished a book last year, even with all the slop available. It probably falls below one third just removing romance, and below 15% if you remove romance, crime and scifi/fantasy.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You pseuds just feel threatened because normies actually do read sometimes instead of just talking about reading and making recommendation threads. Read a fricking book.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How on God's green Earth would that chart make anyone feel threatened? Lol.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most guys dont read
      Most girls read garbages
      Boomers are cool when it comes to this subject,you can find second hand book that they will give you for a good price.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just finished a book tonight. I'm already reading something else, and I'm starting a new novel tomorrow. What do I care what normal people do? They don't know anything.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you glorify reading when it is one of the most base acts that humans can take part in? Are you israeli?

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do graded readers count?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Same shit as always.

    Most people read sci fi, romance, erotica, thriller, fantasy and horror.

    Only pseuds and mitwits read literary fiction.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bait or cope? Can't tell.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry. There's still booktok.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They group that said yes, I doubt that half of them finished a book and are lying to come off as smart. Its like those guys who have shelves of self help books, philosophy, or historical nonfiction and larp as educated gentlemen.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most people don't read
    Most people who read, read fantasy and so on
    A minority of people who read, read literary works or history

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's no way that's accurate.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine the type of person that does polls. About 51 percent of those people haven't FINISHED a book in 12 month. How do you extrapolate that into people are not even reading anymore? I know it's bait, but I think it's to push for higher standard of moron.

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