Reading in Malaysia

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I’m not sure how many books I read a year. Once I read 16 books in a month. Some years I only read 16 books, period. This year, seeing as how I’m blogging about books, I’ll probably have a better idea.

What I do know is that, for now, I read more than the average Malaysian:

The [Malaysian] Government is targeting to have Malaysians read at least 10 books yearly from 2010.

According to a survey, Malaysians only read an average of five books last year, Culture, Arts and Heritage Deputy Minister Datuk Wong Kam Hoong said in Penang yesterday.

He said this should gradually increase to reach the targeted number in four years from now.

“People in Britain and Japan read an average of 20 books a year,” he said.

I wonder what the average is for North America? Anyone know? Some days I think it might be 2. If you count TV Guide.

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