Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I am skeptical ...

... Top 10 Most Literate U.S. Cities. (Hat tip, Maxine Clarke via Dave Lull.)

I don't think newspaper and magazine circulation figures tell us all that much. I have also found that educational level is an indifferent predictor of reading habits. After all, it was a dinner of Ph.D.'s that inspired the then-features editor of The Inquirer to have me look into the historical accuracy of The Da Vinci Code - hardly a book you would expect Ph.D.'s either to read or be impressed by. Finally, it's hard to imagine there isn't a good deal of reading going in Manhattan.

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