Monday, June 27, 2005

Indians are 'world's biggest bookworms'

Read all about it, boy: Indians are 'world's biggest bookworms'!

Indians by average read 10.7 hours a week. In comparison, Americans read only 5.7 hours a week.

All of you had better start cracking on the books - so that you can take the national average higher. ;-)


Blogger Kevin said...

hmmm... Fellow Americans, perhaps if we all slow down and read at George's speed the American national averages would compete without our having to read more material...

June 27, 2005 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Word said...

Wow! Great Blog! We share a love of the written word!

June 27, 2005 6:23 PM  
Blogger George said...

Nice try, kid.

(Don't make me cover there and beat you up.)

June 27, 2005 11:11 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

George! Is that any way to treat a guest!?

Thanks, Mr. Word. Glad you enjoyed the visit. Please feel free to join in the commentary if we cover a book you are reading or have read!

June 28, 2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mr. Word said...

Thanks Kevin! I'll be reading your blog to see what books you cover.

It's great to see people with an active interest in keeping the grand literary tradition alive!

It sounds as if I will have to pick up a copy of Poshlust!

June 28, 2005 6:03 PM  
Blogger George said...

No, mate, the book is not titled Poshlust. It is Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

June 30, 2005 11:22 PM  
Blogger Mr. Word said...

Oh, thank you!

What is "poshlust" ?

It's a good title, that's for sure!

July 01, 2005 5:44 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

Mr. Word, poshlust or (I have seen this transliteration more frequently) poshlost is a Russian term. We're borrowing it here third hand from Nafisi who in turn picked it up in her Nabokov forays. Its essence is all that is banal and vulgar. Nabokov's definition is in one of the comments to George's original poshlust post. I'm not sure if foreign words count on your web site, but this one is one that would easily adapt to American usage. We certainly have enough instances of it in our culture...

July 01, 2005 11:05 PM  

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