Doesn’t this photograph bring a sense of calm? It sure does for me. I love summertime reading and if I can be reading at the beach, I am in paradise! I recently ran across a fun readers survey (with the help of my blogger pal, Karen) compiled by Thriftbooks, a large web-based book seller. If you like buying books at a discount (who doesn’t?), you might want to check them out. They also have an app that is awfully handy!
My favorite part of the survey focused on how readers “buy, mark, and share books.” Buying new books was the top choice overall, with women buying more used books than men. How readers mark their places in books is quite interesting. Eight percent of the respondents rely on their memory to find where they stopped reading. I was totally impressed. This clearly isn’t something I do! 14% report turning the books facedown and 22% dog-ear the pages. I’m a bookmark gal myself, along with the majority of readers. As for writing in their books, 4% of readers always do, while 73% never do. So what do readers do with their books when they’ve finished reading them? 56% keep the books, 43% share them, and the rest either sell or recycle the books.
So what are your reading habits? Do you buy new or used? Dog-ear? Hang onto the books you’ve read? I’m curious! Tag me new and used, bookmark, and share.
Happy summer reading!