Living in the Information Age, as we apparently do, one thing that’s easy is finding things to read. We often think of reading in a traditional way — sitting down with a book and turning pages — but there’s so much more than that. Even before the time when we pretty much always had a web browser open, there were plenty of things available for reading, from the backs of cereal boxes to the graffiti on bathroom walls.
Do you read one book at a time, or do you typically keep 5 going at once? Do you sometimes not have time for books because you have to keep up with 50 different blogs? Are you reading lots of e-mail? (And are you like me? Do you actually read spam?) Do you curl up in a chair to read the newspaper or do you get your newsreading done online? Do you idly flip through at least one magazine a day? How many times have you read the back of your tube of toothpaste while you’re getting ready for work in the morning?
On an average day, how much time do you think you spend reading? What are some of your favorite publications and daily reads? Do you think it’s better to concentrate on one thing at a time or do you like to keep it mixed up? Why? Whether it’s in print or digital, literary or not so literary, how much are you reading?