Book Reading 2016

In June 2009, the very first post on this blog was entitled “Do you love reading or do you love books?”  The post was about which “book” format was preferred by readers.  In the seven years I have been writing The Booklover not much has changed.  It appears that in 2016 readers still prefer books.  Results of a new study conducted by Pew Research Center show that while Americans are increasingly using digital media to read, they still prefer a print book.  You can read the entire study here.

How long did it take to write the world’s most famous books? put together an infographic of how long it took authors to write their literary masterpieces.  It took Victor Hugo twelve years to write Les Miserables and John Boyne only three days to write The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.  Check out the infographic and see how long it took to write your favorite book!