I saw this article in the Chicago Tribune today, about high schools trying to balance teaching “classics” while still getting their students to read. It also talked about a trend toward more contemporary books, such as A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Things They Carried, and The Joy Luck Club, which may be easier for students to relate to. Along with the article was a chart showing the average minutes spent reading per day, by age group. I thought it was shocking! In my age group (15-24) the average time spent reading is 7 minutes per day! And only 11 on weekends. Now, I know being in graduate school means I am going to read WAY more than the average young adult, but it takes longer than 9 minutes to read the newspaper everyday! So I wanted to try the new PollDaddy feature of WordPress to see how much you all read!