Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Reading Around the World

As bookworms, we know that the best feeling in the world is cozying up in our favourite reading spot, with a cup of our favourite drink or a snack and being whisked away by our current read. Getting transported from said favourite spot and taking on a new adventure, befriending new friends, falling in love, etc. The magic never ends for a bookworm. How lucky are we? To fall in love over and over again? To go on a new adventure? To drift away whenever you need to. As a bookworms, we are blessed with that beautiful luxury; But have you ever thought how this luxury is celebrated around the world? How many hours different countries enjoy their reading habit?

Reading Around the World

(Source: World Culture Score Index via mentalfloss.com)

The map above covers the hours per week a person reads around the world. India tops the list!

India: The average person reads 10.42 hours in India, and most of that is for pleasure.

Thailand: Coming in 2nd but a lot of this is related to studying. The average person reads about 20 minutes per day for pleasure.

China: Rounding in third! 69% of China reads. China reported the importance of reading; Whether from Newspapers, magazines, books or texts. China spends on average about 15 minutes per day reading for pleasure.

How many hours per week doing you this YOU spend reading? And if you could have a conversation with anyone from this map, what advice would you give them to encourage them to read more? Comment below and lets chat!

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  1. Very interesting. I wonder how this has changed compared to the amount of reading in say the 1950s.


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