Why Read?

What are Americans reading? In what format? Do women read more than men? These questions were asked by the Pew Internet Research Project last year, and you might find the data compelling.

During the semester, we read (and research and write and present) often because we must do so.

Why should we read anyway, and throughout the year?

An unscientific poll yielded these impressions from readers around Santa Barbara, and a little search of library databases:

Why do YOU read?

What will you be reading for fun this summer?