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Are you buying books and not reading them

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Published : Oct 7, 2016, 10:05 pm IST
Updated : Oct 7, 2016, 10:05 pm IST

Have you read all the books you own At first glance, the above question seems superfluous — of course you have! Nobody buys books without reading them Except some people do.

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Have you read all the books you own

At first glance, the above question seems superfluous — of course you have! Nobody buys books without reading them Except some people do.

And there’s actually a word for that kind of behaviour — Tsundoku. The Japanese word literally translates to “reading pile”. Ebook sales have gone down for the first time since the dawn of the digital age, by 2.4 per cent. Clearly, people still prefer reading physical books. Statista created a chart using data from the World Culture Score Index, to demonstrate which countries read the most. And according to the chart Indians read the most in the world. People in India spend, on average 10.42 hours reading per week, followed closely by Thai people with 9.24 hours. In comparison, the UK comes out towards the end of the graph, with an abysmal 5.18 hours a week.